EAG International announces biggest ever seminar programme ahead of 2020 event

Entertainment, Attractions & Gaming International Expo, the premier event for the international entertainment, attractions & gaming industries, will feature its largest seminar programme to date at 2020 show.

The Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming (EAG) International Expo will be taking place from 14 – 16 January 2020 at London’s ExCeL. Organisers have announced that a comprehensive programme of seminars will take place at the event, with immersive entertainment at its core.

The show is a chance for professionals in the business to network and to find out more about the latest trends and technologies in the business, many of which will be premiering in Europe.

An expertly curated programme

EAG Chairman Martin Burlin says “At this year’s show we featured a full day of seminars presented by leading producers and operators of immersive entertainment technologies, several of which were also show exhibitors.

“The reality was that they turned out to be the best-attended seminars in the show’s history, and we intend to build upon this. for the 2020 show. It’s no longer enough to keep abreast of the technologies that are shaping traditional amusements, we need to present ideas and concepts that are at the vanguard of their application to our industry.

“I’m pleased to confirm that we’ve secured the services of KWP Consultancy’s Kevin Williams to create a programme that will be both informative and directly relevant to the show’s audience.

“Kevin is passionate about the future of out-of-home entertainment and has an impressive global network including, creators of entertainment experiences and operators at every level from arcades and FECs, through to large visitor attractions and amusement parks,”

Exploring emerging technologies

“We already have commitments from many leaders from the world of immersive entertainment and I’m anticipating a full schedule,” says Williams. “I would stress, however, that whilst we’ll be looking at several technologies such as VR/AR XR and projection mapping, the sessions will be focusing on the opportunities and challenges facing today’s operator.

“There has been too much focus on technology at the expense of its application and we need to keep it real.”

In addition to looking at immersive entertainment in amusements and attractions venues, the sessions will also explore opportunities in the retail sector, as well as discussing the popularity of esports. The programme

Organisers have also announced that a special lunch to honour coin-op industry veterans will be held at IAG International 2020.