ACOS 2019 begins to take shape
This year’s edition of ACOS – set to take place October 1st and 2nd at its iconic Olympia London venue – is already seeing an increase of stand bookings compared to 2018.
Anticipating another busy event, Organiser Karen Cooke explains, “ACOS is a highly targeted show, with a strong networking element, that has enjoyed steady growth since its inception. The truth is that whilst many show organisers focus on publishing ever-increasing numbers, we prefer to focus on the quality of experience enjoyed by exhibitors and visitors alike. I would, however, urge any company planning to exhibit to contact us as soon as possible so that we can ensure we meet their requirements.
“ACOS is unique in its focus on the UK coin-op and amusements markets with exhibitors telling us that they can almost guarantee that they will see the people they need to at the show,” continues Karen.
This point was endorsed by 2018 exhibitor Hemisphere West, with owner Louise Janeway commenting, ““As always a busy show. We’re seeing the people that we need to see.”
Now enjoying its 6th year, ACOS has developed a unique identity. Born out of a need for manufacturers to present and discuss products destined for release in the New Year, the show is the ideal platform for the informal exchange of ideas. ACOS’ autumn dates are perfect for reviewing the summer season and for formulating investment plans for the coming year.
As a UK-centric show, ACOS is always a highly productive show both exhibitors and visitors; if it’s at ACOS, it will be 100% relevant to the UK market.
A tight focus also means that ACOS is an extremely sociable experience. Karen Cooke reveals, “ACOS is very much about networking and the exhibition floor has been laid out to support this, with refreshments and relaxation areas at the very heart of the show floor. Many see the show as perfect for a relaxed chat with friends and industry colleagues, but make no mistake, there will be a lot of business done,” promises Karen.