Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: Karen Cooke

EAG Expo 2022 Postponed

EAG Expo 2022 postponed
EAG Expo 2022, which was scheduled to take place on 11th-13th January, will now take place from 1st-3rd March 2022 instead. The venue remains ExCel London and the event will feature more than 80 industry exhibitors.

“Optimism, enthusiasm and exciting new products on the menu for EAG Expo 2022”

EAG Expo Optimism enthusiasm new products
If the Autumn Coin-Op Show is anything to by, January’s EAG Expo is going to make a record breaking return to the UK events calendar.

EAG 2022 experiences a surge in exhibitor bookings

EAG 2022 experiences surge in exhibitor bookings
Following the unbridled success of ACOS 2021, all eyes are now on January’s EAG expo, with organisers urging hopeful exhibitors to be prompt in booking as “floor space is filling quickly.”

Organisers celebrates the “welcome return” of ACOS

ACOS organisers celebrate return
Swan Events has hailed ACOS 2021 a considerable success, with a new location at the ILEC Conference Centre providing “a venue to match the occasion.”

ACOS 21: Industry eager to reunite as registrations soar

ACOS 2021 ILEC Conference Centre
Boasting eight new exhibitors and a new venue in London’s ILEC Conference Centre, the Autumn Coin Op Show 2021 is set to be a bustling and vibrant comeback for the amusements industry exhibition scene, with organiser Swan Events putting a strong emphasis on the social aspects of the show to allow visitors to relax, network, and simply enjoy each other’s company after 21 months apart. Karen Cooke talks about the return to duty.

ACOS ready to return to action

ACOS show floor
It's only a matter of days until the coin-op industry gathers together for the first time since the middle of January 2020, and the ACOS organisers are looking forward to the prospect.

ACOS 2021 brings networking back to the industry with opening night soiree down the George & Dragon

ACOS networking night
It's the industry's first major assembly since Covid and The Autumn Coin-Op Show is determined to bring people together after a 19 month hiatus.

ACOS returns for industry’s first in person event since pandemic

ACOS 2021 first person event
ACOS is set to return this year at a brand new venue in London’s West End, offering exhibitors the first chance to network in person post-pandemic.

EAG Online delivers reasons to be cheerful

EAG Online no dates
It was an ugly duckling that is almost certainly going to turn into a swan following this week’s inaugural EAG Online event. A networking option designed to fill the gap until the live exhibition returns to ExCeL in January, this week EAG Online delivered far more than most had anticipated.

Excitement builds ahead of EAG online

EAG Online
EAG Online takes place this week on April 20 and 21. Over 700 people have registered already to attend the free event, which offers a combination of virtual exhibition stands, an exciting seminar programme and the ever-popular Bacta networking lounge.

ACOS returns for 2021

ACOS 2021 venue announced
Swan Events has confirmed ACOS is to return for 2021, setting up for the first time at the newly refurbished ILEC Conference Centre.

EAG Online “shaping up nicely”

EAG Online 2021 registration
Visitor registration for the Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo 2021 has opened, with the event set to be held online for the first time in its history.

EAG to launch an online event for January 2021

EAG Online 2021
Bacta has announced that its B2B trade exhibition - EAG Expo - will take place as an online event from 27 to 28 January.

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...