Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia organizers have announced that the yearly trade fair and conference in Macau will be postponed. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the event will now take place in December rather than in July.
Changes to G2E Asia:
The industry event was supposed to take place from May 19 through the 21st. It was then changed to July 28th to the 30th due to the virus. Now, organizers feel it is important to push back the event even further. It will now take place from December 1st to the 3rd.
In an announcement today by show promoters, it was made known that the change was made due to continued travel and commercial restrictions. It was going to be impossible to host the event by July.
Show promoters stated it was a difficult decision to postpone the event for a second time. The change was made after a consultation took place with customers of the event and the Macau government, after continued monitoring of the global health crisis.
Push for Postponement:
The announcement comes just a few weeks after a British casino game and technology company sent a message to G2E Asia organizers that the event needed to be postponed. TCSJohnHuxley revealed their stance to the public and asked organizers for changes due to the pandemic.
The firm believes that few operators outside of Macau would be able to attend the event due to the travel challenges. Executive Chairman of the company, Tristan Sjoberg, commented that to go ahead with the show it would be ‘a ludicrous combination of sheer folly and corporate profiteering’. The company encouraged other exhibitors and industry professionals to advocate for the show to be moved.