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The 10th Anniversary EAG International & VAE drew to a close with an overwhelmingly positive mood amongst both exhibitors and visitors. Organisers of the bacta event reported a large number of favourable comments about the high calibre of visitors, many of whom were buyers who had travelled from overseas.
The show had a slightly different look and feel from previous years, with a wealth of exciting new products from exhibitors of every size. There was also an increase in first-time exhibitors, mainly technology businesses, adding an exciting new dimension to the show.
EAG International & VAE Chairman Martin Burlin commented: “There is no doubt that this year’s show had a particularly polished and business-like feel. Some commented that they felt after 10 years the show had ‘come of age.’ For us, the most rewarding comments were those about buyers having a genuine appetite to commit; if you come to EAG with the right products, you will do well,” assured Martin.
This point was echoed by Electrocoin’s Kevin Weir: “Redemption continues to grow but to succeed you have to have the right products and that’s what we’ve delivered. A very good show,” confirmed Kevin.
With regard to visitor numbers, Martin revealed, “There is a rigorous process for cleansing the data and we’re still awaiting the final results. It appears promising, however, with numbers likely to be around the same as or slightly ahead of last year. In the light of current political uncertainties, this is a very positive reflection on the industry. The proportion of International visitors at 25% is also in line with last year,” continued Martin.
Bacta Chief Executive John White was very pleased with the 10th Anniversary show: “The EAG was once again a fantastic showcase for the industry. With new product and reinvented concepts the amusement machine and entertainment sector demonstrated that inexpensive fun was, is and will be, available for our customers in high quality venues up and down the UK. With strong visitor numbers, more exhibitors and a positive vibe I would argue that EAG 2019 was one of the best in its distinguished ten year history,” revealed John.
EAG International & VAE has been fortunate in attracting support from some of the industry’s most iconic companies, many of whom launch new products at the event.
Sega Amusements International’s Justin Burke confirmed, “This show is a great kick-start to the season. Our sales team has been busy and there is definitely a desire to commit. We’ve chosen EAG for the world premier of ATV Slam, an immersive motion video experience that takes racing to a whole new level.”
Ingemar Kroiss, Export Director at TAB Austria reported a strong show: “We’ve been much busier than last year and are happy with the results. We’ll be back next year,” he revealed.
At the Formula K International stand, Graham Liddle commented: “We always do good business at EAG and it’s at the right time of year. Sales of our Children’s’ Driving School Cars continue to grow.”
GeWeTe UK, Sales Manager Mark Edmundson also confirmed a positive show: ““A busy show which has delivered some great leads. Cash-Recycler has been the focus of much of the attention at the show. Its TITO capability and its contactless, multifunctional and high security capabilities are meeting the requirements of a broad cross section of the industry,” revealed Mark.
EAG International & VAE 2020 will take place at ExCel London on 14th-16th January 2020.