RIMINI, Italy -- The organizer of Italy's long-running Enada international amusement and gaming machine shows reports that this year's fall event will be held from Oct. 17 through 19 (Wednesday-Friday) at the Fiera Roma exhibition center. The spring Enada shows take place in Rimini.
Enada, which marks its 40th anniversary this year, is anticipating 200 exhibitors in 30,000 square meters (322,917 sq.ft) of floor space. The show's conceptual sponsor, trade association SAPAR (Sezioni Apparecchi per Pubbliche Atrazioni Ricreative), is celebrating its 50th year in 2012. Enada is managed by Rimini Fiera SpA.
In addition to its always-popular exhibits, this year's Enada Roma will feature educational events bringing industry members up to date on matters of current concern, and striving to organize collective industry action. A hot topic will be the government's plan to consolidate the State Monopoly and the Customs Agency. Enada's organizers report that the entire industry hopes that this move will not penalize a business that involves thousands of companies and generates vital tax revenue.
A highlight of the event will be the introduction and discussion of a handbook produced jointly by Italy's association of communities, ANCI, SAPAR and Confindustria Sistema Gioco Italia (the game system confederation), to provide instructions for uniform application of amusement machine regulations by municipalities and industry members.
Also on the agenda will be proposals to assist the population affected by this spring's severe earthquakes in northern Italy's Emilia region. SAPAR has opened a subscription to collect funds for rebuilding, and has requested that the government suspend the PREU (Prelievo Erariale Unico, a tax imposed on gaming equipment) for machines in the stricken region.
For the first time this year, the show's entrance will be on the north side of the exposition center, and the event will occupy Halls 11, 12, 13 and 14. Information and online registration can be found at Enada.