UDC and Electrocoin are to join together to host the Park Avenue 2022 Preview next week, filling the space in the exhibition diary left vacant by the recently rescheduled EAG.
Following the recent Omicron-enforced decision to reschedule EAG 2022, UDC and Electrocoin have joined forces to stage a London showcase over the original dates, catering to trade visitors already booked to travel to the capital.
The Park Avenue 2022 Preview will take place at the firms’ Brent headquarters between 11 and 13 January, featuring new games and products that both companies planned to exhibit at the ExCeL event.
“We’ve had numerous customers reach out to us after hearing news that EAG is delayed this year,” said UDC MD Mark Horwood. “They were keen to find out all about our new games and place orders early to ensure delivery for half-term and Easter.
“With so many businesses relying upon the early timing of the January show we quickly realised that there is a demand for us to put on a showcase in house and announce it before people have had a chance to cancel their plans to visit London.”
The showcase will take place at Electrocoin and UDC’s adjoining buildings on Park Avenue in NW10, with all proceedings held in a Covid-19 safe manner and conforming to required regulations.
“People should feel safe coming to visit us and check out our new product,” said UDC sales director Jonathan Lauder. “We’ll be taking all necessary precautions, just like we did when we opened up our showroom to visitors in 2021.”
“We’ve a great selection of exciting brand new games as well as some proven performers from the last twelve months. Whether you’re looking for redemption, cranes, videos, rides or prizes games – we’ve got something for everyone.”
Commenting on the new event, Electrocoin’s John A. Stergides added: “Electrocoin are excited to be a part of the Park Avenue 2022 Preview and have visitors see our latest games in January rather than needing to wait until March.”
He added: “We will be displaying some of our newest unseen products like Win Spin, Ticket Fiesta, Ladybug closed loop Pusher, Twin Star crane, the latest Bar X Tablet Kiosk and the newest addition to the Bar X family – Bar-X Safari as a Cat C and B4 game. There may also be a couple more surprises, so there something for everyone to consider for their location.
Though it is unclear – but highly likely – that the UK, and specifically London, will be free of new restrictions during the next month, both companies “have their fingers crossed” that any measures implemented will still allow the preview to go ahead. In the positive side, the probability was bolstered by this week’s announcement by the Prime Minister that Plan B is still the only course in mind.
“As the song says ‘The Show Must Go On!” said Horwood. “We’re determined to do so whilst we can. We look forward to welcoming everyone who comes along.”