Gaming shows in the New World, in particular, are holding their breath. The outbreak of a new type of influenza in Mexico is having a ripple effect across nations near and far, and everyone is waiting to see if things will improve or get worse. We have already had news that ELA 2009 has been postponed until July and both SAGSE Panama (21 & 22 May) and GAMMEX (10 & 11 June) in Mexico City are waiting to see what the situation will be in a week or so.
FADJA 2009, however, was successfully held in Bogotá before the world woke up to the news of the deadly virus that first surfaced in Mexico. FADJA organiser José Anibal Aguirre of 3A Producciones said that the response from the gaming sector had been terrific. Much business had been done and many contacts made, even by those companies unable to find stand space but had attended the show as visitors.
The Colombian gaming industry show was established eleven years ago in the
beautiful Caribbean city of Cartagena with just five exhibitors and has never stopped growing since. This year there were 140 exhibitors and around 4,500 visitors. All the gaming equipment imported into the tax free zone for the expo was sold. FADJA will be back in 2010 once again to exceed the expectations of its traditional exhibitors as well as the new companies which arrive from around the world to expand their commercial horizons.
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