Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo to go virtual in 2021

Now in its eleventh year, EAG International has become an important event for those in Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming.

With the COVID-19 pandemic ruling out a 2021 show at ExCeL, bacta, the show’s owner resolved to find a way to continue EAG’s support for the industry, albeit in a different form. After consultation with all stakeholders, EAG Online was conceived.

Offering exhibitor presentations, up-to-the minute seminars and the virtual bacta networking lounge, the online event will leverage the latest technology to deliver much needed meaningful engagement between manufacturers, buyers, and operators.

With a stand package that includes graphics, product presentations and video, EAG’s exhibitors have responded well and worked hard to present their products in the best possible light. Through staff contact and meetings booking functions, online visitors will be able to stay in touch via a mix of live chat, live video, and interactive contact forms.

Organizer Karen Cooke revealed: “Visitor registrations are looking good, with buyers and operators keen to stay in the loop during these difficult times. Exhibitors have responded very enthusiastically, embracing the new format to display a huge range of products and services for today’s leisure operator.

“Unfortunately, a difficult decision had to be taken to push back EAG Online’s original dates to allow participants to focus on current pressing issues within their businesses. We look forward to confirming the new dates in the not-too-distant future.”

Anticipating a successful event, John A Stergides of Electrocoin Sales has confirmed a strong product line-up for EAG Online: “Whilst Electrocoin usually attends a number of shows, EAG is usually the one that sets the marker for the coming season.  2020 was a difficult year for our industry and we hope that 2021 will be more positive for everyone and that will start with the EAG 2021 Online event. Electrocoin have been taking part in the EAG since it was formed and we believe we need to support each other as it’s part of our association, bacta, and to keep the spirit going, especially under the current circumstances, “revealed John.

Renowned cash processing equipment supplier Cummins Allison will also be a key participant: “ATEI, and EAG that followed, has been a permanent fixture in the Cummins calendar as leading suppliers to the gaming sector. Whilst it is disappointing that the extended restrictions have prevented the physical show from taking place at ExCeL we are delighted to be able to support and be a part of the virtual show that EAG have put together,” explained Paul Clay, Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland.

Sales and Commercial Manager Iain Lunt of Playsafe Systems held a similar view: “With the success of the 2020 EAG show we want to continue our commitment to this great event as we have over previous years. Even in this unprecedented time we believe there is still value in showcasing our products, even if it’s in a way not done before. We’re hoping other contributors feel the same and use the new EAG online format as an opportunity to show off new industry innovations and make some new connections. We look forward to meeting you all and discussing our Thomas Paystation range and Playsafe products.”

After a resounding success at EAG International 2020, Game Payment Technology will also participate in EAG Online, with Director Tim Stratton commenting: “Game Payment Technology continues to support the Entertainment, Attractions & Gaming International Expo. We are looking forward to taking the event online and showcasing the latest developments that GPT has to offer.”

Registration for EAG Online 2021 is now open at www.eagexpo.com

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