Tag: Karen Cooke

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?

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

Organisers hail success of EAG 2020

EAG 2020 Showfloo
With the dust now settled on the ExCel Centre, EAG has reported the record-breaking 2020 exposition drew hugely positive responses from..

ACOS 2019 showcases new cashless and SR solutions

ACOS Showcase
ACOS 2019 has drawn to a close with positive comments from exhibitors and visitors alike, affirming the show’s unique position in the UK amusements calendar..

ACOS: A very British affair

Karen Cooke
The return of an amusement industry event in autumn has gone down well. ACOS has filled the traditional exhibition slot to warm acclaim; it was a show waiting to happen. The woman behind it, Karen Cooke, talks to Coinslot about aspirations and expectations. Karen Cooke knows her stuff; she’s been delivering trade shows for the amusements industry for decades. And...

ACOS confirms permanent switch to Olympia

Olympia ACOS events
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...

Karen Cooke: The tech at EAG & VAE to be ‘cutting-edge’

Coinslot EAG Karen Cooke
It’s all down to the EAG Expo next week as the industry assembles for its most important business outing of the year. Organiser Karen Cooke, a veteran of industry trade exhibitions, talks to Coinslot about the development of the Bacta flagship event, and why this year, more than any other, it’s a show not to miss. How has EAG evolved...

Exhibition variety delivers the key aspect

Coinslot BALPPA
The Visitors Attraction Show is at EAG for the third year and BALPPA CEO Paul Kelly believes the synergy between the two events gives operators a perfect platform to plan their 2017 projects. The Visitors Attraction Expo is again set to showcase the best of the leisure park and amusement attraction sectors at EAG in London. The variety offered by...

Feedback and resilience core of EAG’s success

Coinslot EAG Karen Cooke
Karen Cooke, the woman behind the EAG Expo, reveals how stakeholder feedback goes into making a show which provides an unparalleled forum for industry discussion - which will be all the more important in this year of Triennial results. For EAG organiser Karen Cooke, the show only exists to support the industry it serves and so it’s no surprise to hear...

EAG & VAE to offer record-breaking seminar package

With more seminars on offer than ever before, attendees have more chances that ever to gain insights into the leisure and amusements business at 2017’s EAG and VAE events.   The programme of seminars laid on for the upcoming EAG and VAE shows is set to be the largest ever. Organiser Karen Cooke explained: “For 2017, both BALPPA and Bacta have been...

Book hotels early for EAG, advise organisers

Coinslot EAG-excel
While preparations for EAG International and the VAE 2017 are well under-way, as exhibiting companies from Europe and beyond finalise their product showcases, the trade shows’ organisers are cautioning visitors to book hotels early for the event. More than 5,000 members of the amusements and attractions industries are expected to converge on EAG and VAE to experience the very latest...

Autumn Coin-Op Show announces 2017 dates

Coinslot ACOS autumn attendance
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,...

Synergy is the key for EAG International and Visitor Attraction Expo

Coinslot EAG VAE Karen Cooke
Swan Events’ Karen Cooke explains why staging EAG International and the Visitor Attraction Expo together is beneficial to all. Organisers of January’s EAG International and the co-located Visitor Attraction Expo (17-19 ExCeL, London) believe there are tangible benefits of staging the two shows together.  Karen Cooke, of Swan Events explained: “Historically, things were simple, if you were in the amusements...