BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd (BNAE) fully supported the first InterFun Expo held this week in Leeds. Seeing the potential in the show; the company was the first to sign up, took the biggest stand, and also sponsored and co-hosted the popular exhibitor social event at the Hollywood Bowl location in Leeds. Namco UK Ltd.’s Trevor Sutton was a panellist on one of the seminars on the first day.
“We could see the benefit of a show that covered the wider leisure industry, incorporating other forms of play attractions at this time of the year,” said James Anderson, Commercial and Sales Director. “We were delighted to see not only many of our existing customers but also new companies that we hope we will go on to do business with.”
“The Leeds location and the layout of the hall and facilities around the Royal Armouries suits a show of this size, and the timing, after Easter is spot-on. Many congratulations to the InterFun team,” he added.
BNAE exhibited a selection of its market-leading line-up of games from the worlds leading suppliers including, Apple Industries, Adrenaline Amusements, Raw Thrills and of course inhouse product from the BANDAI NAMCO group.
Steve Short, manager of BANDAI NAMCO Management Solutions presented the Embed cashless and redemption management system. “I saw some of my important FEC, theme park and holiday park customers at the event in Leeds. It was definitely worthwhile and the interest in cashless solutions is definitely growing,” he said.
There was also a selection of retail quality plush and prizes on the BNAE stand for redemption counters and cranes. “Not surprisingly, we received a lot of interest in our DC Comics range of plush characters in Leeds. The licence is very strong for us, especially with the film franchise continuing to go from strength to strength,” said EMEA Sales Manager Darrell Simmonds.
“I met a lot of new potential customers at the FunExpo, who can benefit from the flexible business models we offer and also from the nationwide technical call out service. It was a great show,” said Chris Bell, General Manager of Namco Services, which provides machine management and support to a variety of leisure businesses including Hollywood Bowl, where the evening event was held.
To conclude, Geoff Spencer, Sales Manager at BNAE commented, “I saw customers who had travelled all the way from the South Coast, but the show was also within reach of operators from Scotland and North Wales, which was excellent.”