EAG And VAE Plan After-Hours Networking Reception On January 16

Posted On: 1/7/2019

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LONDON -- EAG International Expo is marking its 10th anniversary this year, again accompanied by the Visitor Attraction Expo. The co-located show is set for Jan. 15 though 17 at the ExCeL (Exhibit Center London), where more than 150 manufacturers and suppliers will exhibit and demonstrate the latest products and services for amusement games, rides, simulators and attractions.

As has become traditional, the show's sponsors are hosting an "After Hours at EAG & VAE" networking reception immediately after the exhibit closes on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The venue is Fox@ExCel, which is located at 2 Western Gateway, Warehouse K, a celebrated watering-hole adjacent to the convention facility. History suggests that the party will be well-attended; similar attitude-adjusting opportunities have drawn more than 1,000 guests in recent years as the show's reputation has grown. It thus has become the United Kingdom's most popular and well-attended networking event for operators of amusements and out-of-home leisure facilities.

Tickets will be available from the exhibitors' booths during the show. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 15 and 16, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the last day.

Sponsored by the British Amusement Catering Trade Association, the first European Amusement and Gaming Expo was conceived in 2009 and launched in the following year. EAG was joined in 2015 by VAE, reflecting the expansion of many participants into attractions and other leisure businesses in addition to coin-op amusements. VAE's conceptual sponsor is the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions. The annual combined show is managed by Swan Events (Harpenden, England).

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THIS MUST BE THE PLACE: Thirsty registrants compare notes and swap stories at networking event after close of exhibits at a recent EAG&VAE in London. The after-hours reception, which has become legendary over the decade-long history of EAG, will be held this year at the nearby Fox@Excel restaurant.