World eSports Congress will be held on August 20

GAT Expo confirms agenda, new sponsors, exhibitors and academy

BetConstruct is the Platinum Sponsor of GAT Expo 2021. 
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Gaming & Technology Expo will offer the possibility to attend remotely, through streaming with simultaneous translation. Some of the novelties for this in-person edition are two academic events focused on esports betting.

Gaming & Technology GAT Expo 2021 is set to take place in Cartagena, Colombia, on August 18, 19 and 20.

The former FADJA fair, which will be held in the facilities of the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center, will have spaces connected to terraces and outdoors to receive exhibitors of both online and land-based games in special conditions that guarantee a commercial gathering with all the sanitary measures and protocols. 

Organizers confirmed the general agenda as follows: 

  • Inauguration GAT Expo 2021, Wednesday, August 18, 4 and 30 pm, San Francisco Esplanade.
  • Networking event and welcome reception, Wednesday, August 18, San Francisco Esplanade, 8 pm - 10 pm. 
  • Online gaming exhibition, Wednesday, August 18 and Thursday, August 19, San Francisco Esplanade, 5 pm - 10 pm.
  • GAT Showroom Cartagena, exhibition of land-based equipment, Thursday, August 19, Claustro de las Ánimas, between 10 am and 5 pm.
  • Land-based/ eSports Business Roundtable, Thursday, August 19, Arsenal Hall and terrace, 10 am - 5 pm. 
  • World eSports Congress, CMAe, Friday, August 20, Convention Center Terrace, 8 am - 5 pm. 

José Aníbal Aguirre, responsible for the organization of the Latin American fair for the past twenty-three years, stated: "We decided to return to face-to-face events, since we were able to establish together with the fairgrounds and the company in charge of the general assembly of spaces and stands, a design of areas and stands that guarantee a totally biosecure event for exhibitors and operators. It is expected that by the end of the third quarter of the year, the collective vaccination in many countries, including Colombia that accelerates it from May according to what was announced by the National Government, will have had a breakthrough." 


Among the strategies for economic reactivation and boosting new technologies at Gaming & Technology Expo 2021, the I World Gaming Congress on eSports, CMAe, will be held with an important list of national and international speakers. This academic meeting is focused on the present, future and opportunities of eSports betting, which is gaining more and more followers every day. (See attached file CMAe). The land-based/ eSports Business Roundtable will allow executives of these segments to reach meeting points and positive alliances. 

Also, since this edition, Gaming & Technology Expo can also be attended remotely, through streaming to be held from the terraces and the exhibition hall of the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center. On the PANDA MR virtual platform, from any latitude, those interested will be able to participate in conferences with simultaneous translation. This way, GAT Expo said it is adding technology to its events in order to "have a larger audience and apply the hybrid formats that are here to stay."

"Online games continue to grow and land-based games have started their economic reactivation with innovation and modification of regulations, so it is necessary to promote the return of face-to-face business fairs as an engine for the development of this powerful sector of the economy," organizers said. "In order to comply with the capacity of the venue authorized by the government of Cartagena de Indias, entrance and access will be by special invitation of the exhibitor or the organization. Companies that are not operators or exhibitors may enter through a special registration."

Exhibitors and sponsors 2021

To date, the companies confirmed to participate in GAT Showroom Cartagena are: Colinktek, Alfastreet-Aruze, BMM Testlabs, Continent 8 and Win Systems. The online platforms that will exhibit at the San Francisco Esplanade: Universal Soft, Digitain, Golden Race, Betgames TV, Betconstruct, TV Bet and Mobadoo. 

EZUGI live casino is a new exhibitor, Betradar joins as Digital Sponsor along with Mobadoo, Golden Race and Altenar. BetConstruct is the Platinum Sponsor of GAT Expo 2021. 

José Aníbal Aguirre highlighted the "tireless work" of the local gaming industry's trade bodies Asojuegos, Fecoljuegos and Cornazar to coordinate with gaming regulator Coljuegos and the National Government, special measures to minimize the impact of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, looking for solutions and improvement in the operating conditions. The leaders of the associations and the regulator agree on the need to hold biosecure commercial meetings that promote the permanence and growth of the industry. 

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