MACAU, CHINA- Media OutReach - May 21, 2019 - Today, the opening day of its 13th edition ofGlobal Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia, the leading Asian trade event and conference forthe gaming and entertainment industry.
G2E Asia 2019 gears up to hostits most extensive expo ever and new bi-level exhibition space. The event will kick off withnearly 200 exhibitors, displaying new and cutting-edge products, solutions andtechnologies stretching across 34,000 square meters. It will also welcome morethan 18,000 visitors from all major gaming operators and integrated resorts inAsia and abroad.
"G2E Asia justkeeps getting better and better. This year, we're proud and excited tointroduce our new bi-level and ultra-diverse show floor to serve our biggestturn-out yet! This year's expert-led conference program and networkingofferings, combined with two new and innovative segments, expand and evolvealongside the industry they serve. Together with our growing cache ofcomplimentary digital tools, we never waver in our commitment to continuallydeliver value-added services, maximizing ROI and enhancing event experience forall." said Josephine Lee, Chief Operating Officer of Reed Exhibitions GreaterChina.
G2E Asia 2019 will feature itsmost diverse edition to date in segments reaching all corners of the industry'sgaming and non-gaming sectors. This year's Lower Level will host: Slots & ElectronicGaming Machines, Table Games, Parts & Components, IR Tech & BusinessSolutions and Security Surveillance, where its Upper Level will house GameDevelopment, Gaming Platform Development, Sports Betting, Lottery, eSports, andall things Financial Technology.
The 13th edition of Global Gaming Expo(G2E) Asia, opens today at Venetian Macao. Officiating guests (from left toright): Mr. Robert McBain, ChiefFinancial Officer of SJM Holdings Limited, Mr. Philip Cheng, Director of GalaxyEntertainment Group, Ms. Linda Chen, Vice Chairman and Executive Director ofWynn Macau, Limited, Ms. Synthia Chan, Council Chairperson, Macau Fair &Trade Association, Mr. Alfredo Lim, President & COO, Phillpine Amusement& Gaming Corporation, Mr. Bill Miller, President and CEO, American GamingAssociation, Ms. Chan Tze Wa, Deputy Director, Macau Economic Bureau, Ms. MariaHelena de Senna Fernandes, Director, Macau Government Tourism Office, Mr. IpSio Kai, Legislator, Legislative Assembly of Macau Special AdministrativeRegion, Mr. Michael Cheng, President , Reed Exhibitions, Greater China, Mr. HoHoi Ming, President of Board of Directors, Macao Convention & ExhibitionAssociation, Dr. Wilfred Wong, President, Sands China Ltd, Mr. Grant Bowie,Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, MGM China Holdings Limited, Ms.Akiko Takahashi, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources / CorporateSocial Responsibility Officer, Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd and Mr.Robert Parente, Vice President, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers.
The first edition of ArtBiz Asia Forum will be held in today andtomorrow in Venetian Macao. The opening reception welcomes honorable guestsincluding Mr. Shao Bin, Deputy Director of the Department of Publicity andCulture, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao S.A.R.,Ms. Mok Ian Ian, the Director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Ms. Helena deSenna Fernandes, Ç, Mr. Leong Heng Teng, the Chairman of the administrativecommittee of the Cultural and Creative Industries Fund, Mr. Kevin Ho, Committeeof Cultural Advisory Committee of Macao S.A.R., Ms. Josephine Lee, COO, Reed ExhibitionsLtd. Greater China, Ms. Patricia Cheong, President of MICSIA, Ms. May Su, Chairman of Supervisory Board ofMICSIA, Ms. Alice T.H.W. Chiu, director of Henyep Development Holdings Ltd.,Mr. Carlos Marreiros, Chairman of Marreiros Arqueitectos Associados, renownedartist Mr. Konstantin Bessmertny, Mr. Manuel Pires, Chairman of ExecutiveCommittee of TDM.
Highlights across the three-day G2E Asia 2019 expo include:
Three content-rich days of Conferences and Forums
G2E Asia 2019 ConferenceProgram is featuring more high-level industry leaders, influencers and experts.Ms. Daisy Ho, Chairman and Executive Director of SJM Holdings Limited andChairman of the Board of Directors of Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A., willbe delivering the Opening Day keynote address, kicking off the day's theme of"China's Greater Bay Area: Opportunities and Challenges for Macau and for ourKey Industry." The afternoon session will hold an exclusive spotlight onJapan's gaming outlook as it prepares to join Asia's IR industry, together withits potential economic impacts on neighboring markets.
On Day 2, the conference willhighlight the effects of technology on the customer experience landscape,including how to develop a unified analytics platform that will produce award-winningcustomer experiences. Also on day two, Finance Technology Forum will presentparallel with morning sessions centering around the latest technologydevelopments and innovations in digital payments and finance security.Afternoon sessions will focus exclusively on blockchain and gaming technology,with keynotes on responsible gaming and technology related to operators andacademics, respectively.
The final day will cover ongaming innovation and technology, providing a general overview and futureoutlook of sports betting in key Asian territories, followed by an afternoonkeynote from Zane Moi, Deputy General Manager and Head of Partner Ecosystemsfor Amazon Web Service, with exclusive topic "Digital Innovation: IncreaseAgility and Go Global."
Held concurrently on daythree, IAGA Best Practices returns with sessions overviewing responsiblegaming, followed by a regional casino-led panel on creating and implementingeffective responsible gaming measures.
Commendation, Education & Regulation Amongst New Highlights atG2E Asia 2019
More highlights shall includethis evening's G2E Asia Awards, a gala event, co-organized by G2E Asia andInside Asian Gaming, celebrating the achievements of the brightest companies inAsian gaming and entertainment. Tonight, a ceremony to be attended by the toptier of gaming and entertainment industry will be held to honor the best andthe brightest across 12 categories.
The Gaming RegulatorsNetworking Luncheon will be held the second day to provide a platform forgaming professionals to share ideas on how to enhance the development of theinudstry. The networking platform will give regulators a chance to exhangeviews, share updates and explore co-operation opportunities, at a time when thegaming market in Asia remains fast changing and rapidly growing.
The Future Technology LeadersNetworking Luncheon has been added to this year's activity-filled agenda, toprovide a networking platform for over 40 Future Technology Leaders to getinspired and discuss new trends, solutions and technology that drive bettercustomers' engagement and enhance efficiencies.
G2E Asia promises to deliver atreasure trove of diverse and targeted onsite activities for conductingbusiness and making new connections. Visitors can choose from a variety ofSegmented Industry Cocktails, including the Table Games Networking Cocktail,Slots Networking Cocktail and Lottery Networking Cocktail, together with thenew Esports Networking Cocktail. Premier events include the Presidents'Reception, an exclusive, invitation-only cocktail for senior executives. TheG2E Asia After Party, hosted each evening at Macau's popular Club Cubic, isopen to all attendees for after-hour networking opps.
The Asia Lottery Forum alsomakes a much-anticipated return to the G2E Asia show floor this year. This is an unrivalled opportunity for over300 local and international lottery industry experts and operators to networkand discuss the latest industry developments in the internet era.
VisitG2E Asia 2019 and register on arrival at Venetian Macao to take part. For moreinformation, please visit www.g2easia.com .
ABOUT G2E ASIA
G2E Asia is the international gaming trade show and conference for theAsian gaming industry. Organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) andReed Exhibitions, G2E Asia made its debut in 2007, defining itself as thepreeminent show for the Asian gaming --entertainment industry.
About the American Gaming Association (AGA)
The American Gaming Association (AGA) is the premier national trade grouprepresenting the $261 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.8 millionjobs nationwide. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators,gaming suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It isthe mission of the AGA to achieve sound policies and regulations consistentwith casino gaming's modern appeal and vast economic contributions.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading event organizer, with over 500 eventsin 30 countries, and a staff of 3,900 exhibition specialists. Today Reed eventsare held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific andAfrica and serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It ispart of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutionsfor professional customers across industries.