AEI 2019: The Super Spring Summit & Showcase for the Out-of-Home Entertainment Industry!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/18/2018

Next March, Amusement Expo International (AEI) will complete its first decade as the premier program for not only the amusement/coin-op games and family entertainment center (FEC) markets, but an expanding roster of industry segments closely-aligned with its core audience of attendees and exhibitors.

The March 26-28, 2019 education/equipment event in Las Vegas will continue to fulfill its role as an unparalleled, annual source for innovative new products and programs, ideas and information and contacts/networking.

AEI Conference features one full-day dedicated to industry education, as well as two full days focused on exhibits of items that cover the complete spectrum for the “street” and FEC:  jukeboxes, merchandisers, video games, kiddie rides, pinball machines, cranes, dartboards/pool tables, redemption equipment, ATMs, play spaces and much more.

And since the first AEI in 2010, new allied sectors have been added to the mix, with colocations with the National Bulk Vending Association and Laser Tag Museum, which has introduced new expansion opportunities for industry business owners and executives.    And back after making its debut last year will be exhibits and seminars on the emerging virtual reality component at the 2019 AEI.

AEI Conference 2019 education day will open with Keynote Speaker Kindra Hall’s presentation “The Irresistible Power of Strategic Storytelling”.  Kindra is President and Chief Strategy Officer at Steller Collective, a marketing agency focused on the strategic application of storytelling to today’s communication challenges.  The dedicated full-day of education will continue with 16 different breakout sessions designed specifically for street operators and FECs along with a highly educational virtual reality session track.  AEI education day will wrap up with presenter Tyler Bushnell, founder of Polycade, who will discuss key strategies for building recurring business by leveraging the nuances of millennials and gen Z.

Besides education and equipment, a highlight of AEI will be the All-Industry Gala Reception, to be held 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 in the Westgate Resort and Casino, adjacent to North Hall 1 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the exhibition program will be featured.

Westgate will serve as the official housing partner in 2019, as it has for virtually all of the AEIs during the past 10 years.    A special $95 nightly rate has been set for AEI showgoers, not including tax or resort fee.

Co-sponsored by two industry trade organizations, the American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) and AMOA, AEI is managed by W.T. Glasgow, Inc. 

ABOUT AMUSEMENT EXPO INTERNATIONAL:

The Amusement Expo International is the annual North American gathering of the coin-operated and revenue generating amusement, music and family entertainment industries.  In its 10th year, it is the largest trade show in the region focused on pay-to-play entertainment for family entertainment centers, arcades, bars and restaurants, and other locations where people seek out fun diversion out of home.  The Amusement Expo International is sponsored by industry trade associations, AAMA and AMOA.

ABOUT AAMA:

The American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) is an international, not-for-profit 501(c)6 trade organization representing the manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and location owner/operators for the coin-operated amusement industry. Our mission is to preserve, protect and promote our industry through legislative advocacy, education, events, networking and member programs. 

ABOUT AMOA:

The Amusement and Music Operators Association (AMOA) is a national not-for-profit 501(c)6 trade association.  Since 1948, AMOA has been the voice of, and advocate for, those individuals and companies engaged in the currency-activated amusement, vending, music and family entertainment equipment business.

For more information on the Amusement Expo International, please contact Show Manager Brian Glasgow at 708-226-1300 or brian@wtglasgow.com, or visit the show’s official website:  www.amusementexpo.org.