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ACOS 2020 cancelled amidst Covid pandemic concerns

Karen Cook ACOS Autumn Coin-Op Show
Swan Events, organiser of the Autumn Coin-Op Show (ACOS), has announced that this year’s event will not take place due to operational restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Karen Cooke: What makes you tick?

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Karen Cooke launched Swan Events 12-years ago with a defined objective of organising exhibitions and events within the leisure industry.

Less than two weeks until ACOS 2019

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The Autumn Coin Op Show 2019 will be bringing great and the good of UK amusements industry to London’s Olympia 1-2 October. Through its seven years of operation, the show grown steadily to command a place of prominence on the industry calendar, with ACOS 2019 set to be the biggest and best iteration yet. Organiser Karen Cooke explained: “ACOS is the...

ACOS 2019 upgrades networking reception

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The Autumn Coin-Op Show 2019 will be keeping with tradition and hosting an opening night networking reception, but this year will be doing so in a brand new venue. The Autumn Coin-Op Show (ACOS) is fast approaching and organisers have confirmed that the traditional first evening networking reception will continue at a spectacular new venue. From 6.00pm to 8.00pm on Tuesday...

ACOS 2019 retains UK focus with expanded exhibitor list

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The 2019 Autumn Coin-Op show will take place on 1-2 October at Olympia London, continuing its six-year tradition of delivering a unique offering in the show calendar.  With a 100 percent UK focus, ACOS has become a must-attend event for UK leisure operators - who will arrive in London safe in the knowledge that every product and service on show...

ACOS to focus on networking

The Autumn Coin-Op Show will place a strong emphasis on networking during its fifth edition at Olympia in London on 3-4 October 2018. According to an ACOS despatch, the organisers will be taking care to ensure that the show remains the perfect opportunity for comparing experiences and exchanging ideas in a relaxed and sociable setting. Expanding on the event’s intentions, Karen...

Shipley Creative to make ACOS debut

With a new image, a new home in the Kensington Olympia and a show floor to be packed with new exhibitors, the Autumn Coin Op Show will continue to reflect the dynamic industries it serves when it is held on 3-4 October. For many of those attending a key part of the show’s appeal is the representation of a diverse...

Networking at the heart of ACOS

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With The Autumn Coin-Op Show a matter of weeks away, Organisers are expecting this year’s event to be particularly busy. ACOS 2018 has attracted several new exhibitors and for the first time, an established conference, The Future of Immersive Leisure, will run alongside the show. Now in its 5th year, the show’s attendee list reads like a ‘who’s who’ of the...

At the double as Astra increases ACOS presence by 100 percent

Visitors attending October’s Autumn Coin-Op Show will have little difficulty finding the Astra stand with the celebrated games developer, which has been responsible for high earning titles including Party Games Slotto, Reel King, Bullion Bars and Party Time, opting to double the size of its 2017 presence. Astra, which is part of the Novomatic UK group of companies, will be...

Registration now open for expanding Autumn Coin-Op Show

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The fifth Autumn Coin-Op Show will take place on 3-4th October and continues to adapt to reflect the fast moving industry it serves. As an entirely UK focused event the show has endeared itself to those at the forefront of the coin-op and amusements sectors, to the point where it is now a must-attend event. The move to Olympia London...

ACOS: New look, new image and firm footings in fashionable west London

It’s fair to say that west London has always been a familial home for the coin-op industry’s key events. ATEI, the one time world’s premier exhibition occupied the famed Earls Court; the old autumn slot of the former show Preview was entrenched in Hammersmith; and now ACOS is taking up residence at the traditionally popular Olympia for “2018 and...

ACOS confirms permanent switch to Olympia

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The autumn exhibition slot has always been a prized one for the British amusements sector. Having a venue of stature to support it, however, has always been the missing element. That problem has now been resolved with ACOS finding a stately new home.   The Autumn Coin-Op Show has confirmed its permanent switch to Olympia London, with the event taking up...

ACOS raises its bar with record levels of attendance

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ACOS 2017 recorded increased levels of attendance on last year,a significant achievement following a late venue change from Chelsea FC to Olympia.   More than 1,000 people attended the autumn coin-op event which also commanded its highest number of exhibitors on the show floor. Organisers were understandably pleased with the outcome. Karen Cooke, the brains behind the expo, said: “Our exhibitors were...

Playdium receives top marks from ACOS visitors

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“A memorable edition full of energy and optimism for the future of the jukebox industry,” is how Toby Hoyte, TouchTunes’ sales and marketing manager, chose to describe last week’s ACOS, which marked the first anniversary of the launch of the Playdium to a UK audience of operators.   In the 12 months following the arrival of what commentators now refer to...

ACOS at Olympia: Let the games begin

  ACOS found itself a new venue and new vigour when it moved lock, stock and barrel to Olympia. Always a favourite area for the coin-op market, is it a tester for the industry’s trade show, EAG, to head back to west London?   Albeit without a starter pistol, ACOS kicked off to a flying start at its temporary sanctuary in Olympia...

ACOS switches venue to Olympia London after electrical fire at Chelsea Football Club

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Autumn Coin-op Show 2017 will now be held at Olympia London, due to an electrical fire at its planned venue, Chelsea Football Club.   Organiser Karen Cooke explained in a statement: “This morning Chelsea Football Club called to cancel our tenancy at their venue, due to a fire in their electrical systems. “You will appreciate this has come as something of...

Autumn Coin-op Show enters final countdown

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The Autumn Coin-op Show (ACOS) is entering its final stages of preparation for its 2017 event which will be held at Olympia London from 11-12 October 2017.   Regarded by many as the industry's most relaxed and informal event, this year’s show will include several new exhibitors, including first timers Astrosystems Ltd, Instance Automatics, Storm Gaming Technology and Whitehouse Leisure International,...

Celebrity auctioneer Sean Kelly to appear at ACOS

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On 11-12 October the UK amusements and coin-op industries will be congregating at Chelsea Football Club for The Autumn Coin-Op Show (ACOS).   As the largest UK focused event, ACOS has already earned its place in the industry calendar. With new exhibitors and great networking opportunities, the show offers visitors the chance to experience the very latest products, and to compare notes...

Stamford bridge replay confirmed for ACOS 2017

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The Autumn Coin-Op Show 2017 will be held at Stamford Bridge again when the show returns for its fourth edition in October.   Event organisers have announced that the Autumn Coin-Op Show for 2017 will be held on 11 - 12 October, again at Stamford Bridge in West London. Now in its fourth year, ACOS has already carved out a unique place...

Autumn Coin-Op Show announces 2017 dates

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ACOS is set to return to Stamford Bridge for another year in 2017, with its organisers having now confirmed the dates for next year’s expo. The event has been warmly received by the industry and  is expected to be strongly supported when it returns next year from 11-12 October, 2017. Organiser Karen Cooke commented: “ACOS has gone from strength to strength,...

Playdium makes dazzling UK debut at Stamford Bridge

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Playdium, the smart jukebox which is widely regarded by US operators as representing the ‘next generation’ entertainment platform, was unveiled to an audience of UK operators at last week’s Autumn Coin-Op Show (ACOS), held at the home of Chelsea Football Club. The official UK launch was attended by many of the UK’s leading music operators and hosted by TouchTunes Chairman...

Blueprint aim to make its mark on UK gaming

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Blueprint Gaming’s Simon Barff explains why innovative homegrown branding continues to play the leading role in the company’s success. It’s been another busy year for Blueprint. Still reeling in the success of its Aurora Cabinet - only 18-months old and already a household name in the AGC sector - the UK subsidiary had to double the size of its offices...