In 2017 BEGE Expo went under the slogan “Bulgaria – the technology hub of the Balkans” and over 80 companies from 20 countries presenting their latest solutions and product portfolio the exhibition introduced the latest technological achievements and gathered representatives from the global gaming industry.
The organisers reported visitors from Eastern Europe including Georgia and Cyprus, as well as representatives of the branch from UK, Italy, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and USA, concluding a very successful first decade of the BEGE Expo history, stepping boldly and ambitiously in the second decade.
The two-day program of the exhibition was tight with various events and accompanying activities. The humanoid robot Sanbot greeted the visitors at the opening ceremony of the event and set a tone of good mood, kept all through the trade show.
Later on the beauty contest Miss Gaming BEGE 2017 was held and the new beauty queen was officially selected - Alexandra Peyovich, contesing on behalf of the Admiral casino.
On 23 Novemeber was held the official BEGE Awards 2017 ceremony. Among the companies who were honored were Zitro, NOVOMATIC, Casino Technology, Euro Games Technology (EGT), Intergames (with Konami), Interblock, Abbiati, BetConstruct, NYX Gaming Group, Advansys, Bet3000, Suzohapp, Change Italia, Innovative Technology, Quixant, Fininvest and Alberici.
The StartUp Zone gave a tribune to the young enterpreneurs. During the Gaming Startup Challenge they presented their novelties in front of the jury The 1st place in the contest for startup companies in the gaming field won Zebra Digital. The 2nd place was for Macedonians from Football Chat AI and the 3rd place went for the video game of Incineration Productions.
The second day concluded with the traditional discussion between operators and representatives of the Bulgarian State Commission on Gambling.
With the interest that exceeded all expectations and being a platfrom for extending the business relations and partnerships, the gaming trade show defined itself once again as the preeminent expo for the gaming and entertainment industry in Eastern Europe. The floorplan for 2018 is almost fully booked already so stay tuned!