Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) held a press conference on Tuesday at the luxurious Banyan Tree Macau to announce the focus of the exhibition and conference to be held May 16-18, 2017, at the Venetian Macao. G2E Asia has the full support of the Macau government, casino operators and a host of exhibitors. The industry event offers all interested industry participants the opportunity to make new connections, cement existing relationships, find new products and services, and generally stay in tune with the latest trends in the global gaming industry.
G2E Asia 2016 was a landmark event registering a decade of progress and innovation. More than 10,000 people from 83 regions and countries have been to G2E Asia including some 30 gaming regulators from seven regions and countries. One highly notable speaker at the conference was Mr. Paulo Martins Chan, Macau DICJ Director who spoke on the future of the special administrative region of China at last year’s event. This year the event is set to break more records with a floor space growth of 20% to a full 12,000sqm (129,166 sq ft) of exhibition space hosting 180 exhibitors to include 50 presenting for their first time.
In addition to government support for the Asian super-show, strong attendance and participation from leading iGaming and land-based businesses as well as fresh new faces indicate the sheer depth and breadth of G2E Asia’s importance in the industry. Leading names such as Ainsworth, Aristocrat, Aruze, Asia Gaming, Astro, BB IN Technology, Bingotimes, Boller Technology, eBet, Generator Digital Technology, Golden Royal, Hydako, IGT, Interblock, Jumbo Technology, Konami, Oriental Group, RGB, SAGaming, Scientific Games, Xiang Shang International and Xin Wang Group will all add to the diversity in May. Up and coming names and others making their inaugural appearances will include Big Gaming, Cuzco Holdings Limited, Dragon Games Technology, Golden Asia, GC Gaming, LD Gaming, LEBO, Itwinstars Technology, Ninetynine Technology, Rainbow Promise Solutions, Richwell Global Technology, Techasia Portal Corp, Wishland Software Technology, Inc.
It’s not just the long-lasting networked connections at G2E Asia that make an impact on the industry. Last year saw US$28 million in onsite business transactions with 2017 reasonably expected to exceed that number. The government is doing their part to make sure commerce thrives at the show offering Hosted Buyers internationally travel subsidies as incentives, financed by the Macao SAR government. Online and land-based business meetings are being coordinated and it is expected about 400 F2F/B2B meetings will be arranged through the match making services for the event.
With a focus that goes beyond gaming, G2E Asia 2017 will highlight and facilitate growth to drive the Macao Government Initiative forward to help participants take advantage of the explosion of non-game spending with the Integrated Resorts Experience (IRE). The module will help casino operators and integrated resorts stay out front of changes and monitor in real time as tourist seek out the ultimate experience on and beyond the casino floors. Beneficiaries of the IRE will include purveyors and providers of entertainment, clubs, bars, IR Technology, and Business Solutions. With the addition of the IRE, G2E Asia is responding to the government’s call to attract visitors with interests in more than gambling and to help develop MICE and other non-gaming attractions.
Following is an excerpt from a Monday press release from G2E Asia 2017 offering highlights of the press conference and including event contact information. World Casino News is a proud Media Partner of the event which is organized by Reed Exhibitions and presented by the American Gaming Association – a partnership which also produces the Las Vegas Global Gaming Expo (G2E). Every year, over 95% of Asian casino operators attend G2E Asia.
New Networking Event to Bring Hundred-Twenty Future Technology Leaders Together
Future Technology Leaders Get-Together, a newly-added networking event, will be the ideal platform where 120 future technology leaders from integrated resorts, suppliers and governments will be expected to congregate, exchange, get inspired and discuss applications of innovative technology and solutions to drive better customers’ engagement and enhance efficiencies in the Industry.
Enriched Event Lineup Highlights Asian Gaming Industry Achievements
2017 will see the second installment of the Asia Gaming Awards, The inaugural edition of which saw winners in 10 categories, including Best Casino Operator, Best Integrated Resort, Best Casino Design, Best Table Games Manufacturer, Best Electronic Game Machine Manufacturer, Best Industry Supplier, Best Online Service, Best Online Supplier, Best Mobile Solution and Outstanding Contribution in the Field of “Innovation”.
Produced by Asia Gaming Brief (AGB) in association with G2E Asia, the Asia Gaming Awards are open to operators, regulators, suppliers and service providers that have made outstanding contributions to the land-based and online casino industries. The awards also recognize young gaming executives from Asia based on their talent and potential to shape the industry in the coming years. The aim of these accolades is to create an independent, fair and representative awards event that recognizes significant achievements within the Asian gaming industry, both online and offline. The second edition will again run alongside G2E Asia 2017, with new categories soon to be announced.
Launch of the Global Gaming Legal Guide to Serve the Global Gaming Industry
To meet the multi-faceted and cross-border business needs of global gaming firms, G2E Asia has teamed up with Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms to launch a Global Gaming Legal Guide. Covering over 20 important gaming jurisdictions across Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe and Africa, the guide seeks to update gaming companies about legal developments that may impact their business operations, compliance and reputational risk. The Lex Mundi Global Gaming Legal Guide covering 6 key areas of law will see its inaugural launch at G2E Asia 2017.
For more on G2E Asia 2017, visit http://www.g2easia.com/