This year’s Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia 2017) will host a variety of industry leaders speaking to attendees’ needs to know the current and future state of affairs in the Asian gaming sectors. At 09:30 on May 16, opening remarks will be provided by Francis Lui, Deputy Chairman of the Galaxy Entertainment Group kicking off the conference at the Venetian Macao.

As the conference progresses in conjunction with the exhibition, other industry experts will address such topics as Status and projections for the Asian market; Integrated Resort products and technology solutions; iGaming and Best practices to mitigate fraud and other security threats in the gaming business.

Conference attendees will discover the latest trends in the industry regionally and globally and identify emerging opportunities in a setting intended to foster learning and networking. As the sister event to the Global Gaming Expo held in Las Vegas each year, G2E Asia will have a strong focus on Asian markets while not addressing those issues and opportunities in a vacuum.

Key developments in Macau, Japan, and Singapore will be discussed along with emerging Asian markets such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam presenting a blueprint for success and possibilities for future innovations.

Japan will be the focus of a detailed presentation by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) who will explain why Japan could possibly become one of the largest gambling markets in the world, and the things government and others must do to see that occur. The Okada Strip concept, a clustering of integrated resorts there, has the best chance to facilitate the generation of tens of billions in revenues.

Gambling hubs such as Las Vegas and Macau have come to learn in their fight to thrive and even survive at historic levels that it takes more than casino gaming floors and VIP rooms to be successful. Broader offerings of hospitality and entertainment are now capable of driving significant revenue beyond the gaming floors.

As the Macau government has insisted upon more Integrated Resort development the conference will answer that call by highlighting innovations and developments that can boost tourism and boost revenues in the MICE space and beyond.

On May 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., look for a new Executive Roundtable to be lead by the American Gaming Association focusing on content and amenities for mass market gaming. Notable participants in the discussion will be; Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd; Mitchell Bowen, managing director of Aristocrat Technologies, Australia, New Zealand and International; Derik Mooberry, Group Chief Executive of Gaming for Scientific Games, and Walter Bugno, Chief Executive Officer of IGT International.

At 2:15 p.m. on May 17, Mr. Paulo Martins Chan, Director of Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau will deliver his keynote address.

On May 18 the conference will conclude with two simultaneous tracks addressing key industry issues. In partnership with Asia Gaming Brief, the iGaming summit will be presented with a focus on the rise of eGaming and Asia’s leading role in the developments. Online casino trends in the Asian iGaming market will also be detailed and explored.

The IAGA Best Practices Forum will also wrap up the conference with sessions on mobile solutions, internationalization, and a close look at regulatory best practices to promote gaming integrity and prevent fraud.

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G2E Asia is the international gaming trade show and conference for the Asian gaming industry. Organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibition, G2E Asia made its debut in 2007, defining itself as the preeminent show for the Asian gaming-entertainment industry.