The show not only attracted visitors interested in experiencing the world of gaming, but also gamers who could attend the NAG LAN. This annual event is so popular, tickets sold out within the first day of being available on Computicket. The show attracts a wide range of people, from 12 year-olds, to 50 year-olds, serious and casual gamers, computer fanatics and even mothers bringing their children to the exhibition.
Says Jacqui Jacobs, Marketing Manager for rAge: "Our visitor numbers have increased significantly year on year, even during the difficult trading months of 2009. We expect even greater growth at the 2011 show."
rAge is owned and organised by NAG, South Africa's leading gaming, computer and technology magazine, which has been published monthly since 1998. This year was the eight successful exhibition, held at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northriding, Johannesburg.
Says Carl Woodland, Chief Operating Officer for Oasys Exhibitions: "Oasys Innovations supplied the entire infrastructure for this event, including some of the audio-visual equipment, furniture and registration areas."
Explains Woodland: "This is an exhibition the entire family can visit and enjoy. It is a great way for parents to spend quality time with their children. It is also an exhibition where interested individuals can sample the world of gaming, without any strings attached."
"The South African trends in visitor demographics and interests in technology and games, reflect that of international trends. This enables us to predict what may be of relevance to the South African market," concludes Jacobs.