The Rimini Fiera and SAPAR expo at the centre of the debate on the amusement and gaming world. Among the events, the international Spring Pinball Tournament is back.

ENADA SPRING (Rimini Fiera, 12th - 15th March 2013) increasingly confirms its role as an indispensable event for the amusement and gaming machine world. It is no coincidence that the expo is not only a product showcase, but also hosts events not to be missed, important crowded conferences, as well as training events on to most topical issues. For this precise reason, the contents of the meetings are finalized immediately prior to the event, in order to ensure that they are extremely interesting and absolutely relevant. At present, we can therefore only provide an outline of the topics on which the events ensuring in-depth coverage will focus, but this already gives an indication of the high profile contents with which they will be packed.

SAPAR will be very busy, and on Tuesday 12th March, after the opening ceremony, will hold the customary press conference, at which key problems will be covered. In the early afternoon, this will be followed by a conference on the fight against illegality and prevention of compulsive gaming. On Wednesday 13th, at 11am, space will be dedicated to a technical meeting for trade members.

The expo will also host discussions on  “Live and mobile casinos: what has the future in store for online gaming?”, “What happened to live poker?” and “Figures, surveys, regulation aspects and news on the legalization of poker rooms”.

An event not to be missed is the workshop organized by BizUp Media on “Attracting players in the age of Google and Facebook: SEO, Social Media and Mobile Apps” (Thursday 14th March at 2.30 pm in the Noce Room). The conference will give an insight on the current situation regarding new forms of Web-based marketing. Social Media Platforms and smartphone apps are in fact new acquisition channels for both gaming site hosts and owners of physical gaming facilities. The meeting will show how to approach the possibilities offered by the Web in the most effective manner: starting from the fundamental principles to be followed to put a Web site on the major search engines, the discussion will continue by showing how to develop and manage in an excellent manner a brand’s presence on the most widespread Social Media platforms. Lastly, there will be an analysis of the potential and critical aspects involved in the development of apps for the mobile market. Speakers: Matteo Monari, co-founder – BizUp; Enzo Santagata, co-founder -; Pasquale Borriello, account director & digital strategist - Art Attack Adv.

As is the custom, ENADA SPRING  will again host a key appointment with the competitive pinball world. The international Spring Pinball Tournament, now at its third edition, is valid for the World Pinball Player Rankings and will be held on the Tecnoplay stand (Hall C2). The competition features the staging of a main event on March 14th and 15th March, as well as two side tournaments, which will be held on March 13th and 14th. On the occasion of the tournament, there will be a preview presentation of the brand-new pinball game “The Avengers” – with the participation of the owner of the American manufacturer, Gary Stern – who will also be available for the competition, thanks to the contribution of Stern Pinball, the contest’s official partner, along with Tecnoplay, Rimini Fiera and the magazine Gioco News. Tournament contestants will feature the major Italian competition pinball players, including national team members Daniele Acciari (also current World Champion) and Mario Anzini, who will represent Italy at the next World Championships in Frankfurt (in June), wearing the Tecnoplay Team colours.



Date: 12-15 March; Edition: 25th; Category: International exhibition; Frequency: annual; Admission: South and West entrances - trade members only, payment at entrance. Full-price ticket: € 20. Reduced rate ticket: € 5 online for trade members; Hours: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm, last day 10.00 am - 4.00 pm; Business Unit Manager: Simone Castelli; Project Manager: Gabriella Zoni; exhibitor info:; s.bodellini@riminifiera.itWeb site: