The American Gaming Trade Show, FADJA, that for two decades has witnessed and participated in the evolution of this sector in Colombia, will begin a new era in 2020, announcing important changes to its foreign and local clients and the wide industry community interested in this event, which has positioned itself as one the most important of the continent. The objective of the organizers of 3A Productions SAS is that GAT EXPO (http://www.gatexpo.net/) consolidates its international profile, reaching new markets to expand the business opportunities of exhibitors and sponsors.
The second novelty refers to the change of venue for the next year’s show. The chosen place could not be more attractive: Cartagena de Indias, a historically and culturally emblematic city, now a world-class tourist destination and a reference in the so-called meetings industry, with a privileged and strategic geographical location, as a gateway to America Latina, on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. This 2020 edition will take place at the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center, the only venue in Colombia that holds the Golden Certification of the International Association of Conference Centers (AIPC) and the quality certification granted by Bureau Veritas for excellence in its operation processes. The convention center is a Free Trade Zone authorized by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MINCIT) of Colombia.
Jose Anibal Aguirre, creator and CEO of original FADJA show, commented: “After 21 years, it was time to refresh FADJA brand expanding its spectrum, from regional to global, from gaming to technology, in line with the beginning of a digital transformation of the world economy, so called the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. This is how GAT EXPO, Gaming & Technology, has born and the modification will be praised by the industry itself.”
In addition to businessmen from all regions of the country and traditional visitors from Peru, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, it is expected the arrival of an important number of operators from the Caribbean, Panama, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, as well as representatives of companies from Europe and Asia. The call to GAT EXPO will also be extended to leaders of affiliate companies in Europe, who will gather and network with the managers of the current 18 online platforms licensed by Coljuegos.
As a commercial exhibition of machines and services, GAT EXPO will open its doors to the public on April 23rd and 24th, from 3 pm to 8 pm. The Barahona and Halls of Las Animas of the convention center have all the facilities and technology to receive the exhibitors. Also, the infrastructure of the place offers special areas for conferences, auditorium, terraces and esplanades for networking events, in incomparable scenarios close to the Caribbean Sea.
With six months to go before the event, the following companies have confirmed their participation and reserved their stands: Ainsworth, Aristocrat, Aruze, Alfastreet, ASAP, Gambee, BMM Testlabs, IBC Group, Digitain, Gold Club, Zuum, Quinel, Play’n GO, Betradar, Even Bet, Golden Race, ICT, E-Management, Crane Payment Solutions, ByA Group, Contrato Humano, Playtech Colombia, Enjambre, Listo Online, Auditplay, Octoplus, Tombola Online, Recargame Online, Team Seven, and the associations Cornazar, Asojuegos, Fecoljuegos, and Camazar.
Besides, after an alliance with Clarion Gaming (ICE London show organizer), the Gaming & Technology Week will offer professional courses run by Totally Gaming Academy, a qualified entity. The courses and workshops will be held on Tuesday, April 21st, and Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020. During the Gaming Week, meetings of local gaming federations will be organized in the mornings from April 22nd to 24th in the halls of the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center.
Regarding complementary events, the GAT EXPO Awards will recognize personalities of the Latin American gaming industry. There will also be the Second International Edition of the Colombian Poker Tour, a mixed martial arts sports event in partnership with LFC and Brave CF, and a closing cocktail.
As a conclusion, Aguirre declared: “We have been able to hold productive meetings with exhibitors and we are really pleased at the favorable feedback that anticipates the Gaming Week and the trade show in Cartagena as an unmissable appointment.”