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Glebe Island ‘Gamble’ Pays Off For Gaming Expo

August 20, 2014 Exhibitions No Comments Email Email

It was wins all round for visitors, exhibitors and those behind the scenes at the 25th anniversary of the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE), held last week at Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island (SEC@GI).

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In addition to the regular displays of the latest gaming and hospitality equipment, there was much to see and do at the event’s new venue. Live animal encounters, a life size replica of the Delorean from the Back to the Future movie franchise, free pizza and coffee samples and the chance to win free trips to Las Vegas helped to draw a crowd described as by the event organiser as “remarkable”.

“This year’s visitor attendance has been remarkable – which was both reassuring for exhibitors and an endorsement of the approach taken by AEG Ogden to the task of operating the venue and the New South Wales Government’s provision of additional visitor transport options”, commented Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) CEO Ross Ferrar.

As one of the first organisers to book space at Glebe Island, Ross and his team had confidence in the interim venue from the get-go and he credits AGE 2014’s success in no small part to the SEC@GI team.

“It’s one thing to have a great venue in a superb location, but quite another thing to have the pleasure to work with knowledgeable professionals who seek to identify our key priorities and assist us to achieve them. The SEC@GI team rates 100% in that regard”, he said.

According to SEC@GI Venue Operations Manager Marc Singerling, getting the little things right is just as important as the big stuff.

“Experiencing how a show like this comes together to create an inspiring platform for business exchanges is one of the main reasons I continue to work with exhibitions,” Marc said.

“Like us, Ross and the team at GTA understand the importance of delivering the full 360 degree experience from the moment visitors and exhibitors step through the door. Whether it’s the temperature of the coffee or getting just the right lighting on each exhibitor stand, each touchpoint needs to complement the others.

“It’s a pleasure to work with them on this show and we’re thrilled to welcome them to Glebe Island during the Darling Harbour redevelopments.”

Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island has been purpose built to provide a fully functioning event space while ICC Sydney, the new exhibition, conference and entertainment complex in Darling Harbour is being developed.

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