August 15, 2022 | By Joyce DiMascio

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) returned to ICC Sydney last week with over 7,300 delegates participating over three days.

At the 31st iteration of AGE, which is for all suppliers and buyers working within the hospitality and gaming industry, the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) confirmed new board appointments.

Anthony Ball was announced as board chair and Cameron Louis as vice chair.

Anthony succeeds Adrian Halpenny, who has been chair for over nine years.

The association says Halpenny transformed GTA’s advocacy and oversaw exponential growth of the association’s showcase event, AGE.

Ball said it was an honour to be chosen as chair and to take the baton from Halpenny, who had delivered outstanding service to GTA over nearly a decade.

“Our association has a well thought-out plan for how it can contribute to the long-term wellbeing of gaming technology and supplier companies, venues and all that have a stake in our industry,” Ball said.

“We will work energetically to deliver our agenda, which includes increasing stakeholder understanding of our industry, supporting efficient, balanced and effective rules and regulation, promoting technology as an enabler of responsible gameplay, encouraging innovation to meet player and customer (venue) needs and representing the interests of technology companies while contributing to gaming industry advocacy more broadly.”

AGE is a major trade show and conference which suffered considerable disruption during the first two years of the pandemic.

Its return this month is seen as a major milestone for the games technology sector and its peak body.