The 31st Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) will now take place in 2022 after organisers made, what they called ‘the unavoidable decision’ to postpone the event in light of the current lockdown and health emergency in New South Wales.
The next AGE will now run from 9 to 11 August 2022, and Chris Muir, CEO of the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA), who organises the AGE, said that while exhibitors are understandably disappointed many are still looking forward to showcasing their new products, services, and innovations.
“Given the proximity to the AGE, border closures, and the unknown restrictions of the government’s ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, we needed to act now,” Muir said.
“And, we have not forgotten the heightened risk that this Delta variant poses for everyone at this time.”
The GTA and venue (ICC Sydney) looked at alternative dates for the AGE however, largely due to its size, it was not possible to confirm dates for AGE to run in 2021.
Muir added: “We’ve seen significant initiatives from AGE exhibitors over the last eighteen months as they support businesses with technology and physical distancing measures, and we’ll continue to connect buyers with sellers as our industry once again begins its road-to-recovery.”
More information and expo updates are available on the Australasian Gaming Expo website.