With seven major Australian cities now in a snap lockdown through the pandemic, the organiser of the Australasian Gaming Expo in Sydney was quick to reassure the industry.
The Gaming Technology Association, sponsor of AGE, said that the show remains on track. “With AGE just under six weeks away and with multiple Covid outbreaks around the country, we wanted to assure the industry that we are in full swing preparing all the necessary work of AGE to proceed.”
The show is scheduled for Sydney International Convention Centre (pictured) on August 10-12. The GTA added: “Sydney is half way through two weeks of stay-at-home restrictions, but recent lockdowns outside of NSW show governments are committed to reopening businesses quickly once the lockdowns are lifted.
“Until recently, exhibitions have had a two square metres per visitor quotient, but we are planning for the retention of a four square metre rule. With nearly 20,000sq.m under use, the AGE will easily be able to proceed even under a four square metre rule. Even if the Sydney lockdown proceeds a week or two longer than currently announced, AGE will be able to set up and run.”