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UK – EAG announce new seminar for 2024 show

By - 13 November 2023

EAG the leading trade exhibition which caters for both the pay-to-play amusements and low-stake gaming entertainment sectors (16th – 18th January, ExCeL London) has announced the creation of an important new seminar dedicated to the high street and which will feature guest speakers including Michael Kill, Chief Executive of the Night Time Industries Association.

Taking place between 1pm and 2.30pm on the middle day of EAG, the High Street Summit will explore the dominant issues facing high street retailers and the dynamic with the low-stake gaming and amusements sectors.

One of five seminars scheduled to take place at EAG, it will benefit from the specialist knowledge and experience of invited speakers drawn from both inside and outside of the gaming/amusements sectors.

EAG Chairman, Martin Burlin said:  “Working in partnership with UK trade association bacta, I’m delighted that we have been able to secure the participation of James Lowman, CEO of the Association of Convenience Stores an organisation which has extensive experience of lobbying politicians on behalf of the 33,500 small retailers that it represents.

“Alongside James, EAG will also welcome Michael Kill, Chief Executive of the Night Time Industries Association a body which has been instrumental in raising awareness of the significant positive economic and social impacts of the sector. With a growing number of Adult Gaming Centres adopting 24hr opening low-stake gaming venues are important contributors to the night time economy.

“From within the industry MERKUR UK Director of Public and Political Relations, Tony Boulton will be outlining his professional experience of how to respond to and engage with local anti-gambling campaigners including managing any subsequent media fall-out. The seminar will be underpinned by an economic analysis of the High Street provided by Pragmatix Consultancy.”

EAG attracts operators from sectors including family entertainment centres, adult gaming centres, seaside piers, leisure attractions, bars, clubs, bingo halls and bowling centres. Owned by UK trade association bacta and featuring over 100 brands and companies EAG is a ‘must attend’ for operators wanting to keep their venues ahead of the competition.

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