By Clyde Mooney – editor of Australian Hotelier

Back again in 2013, Hospitality & Gaming Australasia is hosting more than 100 industry exhibitors in Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre on April 17 and 18.

Constructed to showcase the latest ideas, products, trends and directions for all segments of the hospitality industry, the two-day expo is punctuated by a networking cocktail party, keynote breakfast and the inaugural HGA Gaming & Management conference.

Entry is free to anyone working in the hospitality industry, and guests are expected from the sectors of foodservice, entertainment, accommodation and gaming. 

Exhibitors include the crème of hospitality suppliers, with gaming stalwarts Aristocrat, Konami, IGT, Ainsworth and Odyssey all planning strong displays on the Expo floor. 

Speaking to TheShout, a spokesperson for Aristocrat ( said the company is excited about celebrating its sixth decade in Australian gaming.  

“Aristocrat is in its 60th year of producing gaming machines for the Australian market. 

“We are proud to be offering our customers at the HGA the first market release of Sparkling Jackpots and the hugely successful Jackpot Reel Power range of games.”

Occurring over both days, the first year of the HGA Gaming & Management conference will present a host of guest speakers and a range of specialised industry workshops. 

The cocktail party scheduled for the end of day one will take place in the networking lounge on the expo floor, and is open to all HGA visitors and exhibitors. 

On the morning of the second day the Rohrig Construction State of Origin breakfast will be visited by opposing coaches Laurie Daley and Mal Meninga.

For registration or further information visit the HGA website

The Shout Team

The leading online news service for Australia's beer, wine, spirits and hospitality industries.

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