Asian IR Expo Held in Macau Shapes the Future of Gaming in Asia
Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia, one of the leading gaming and entertainment conferences, has made a triumphant return to Macau after a hiatus since 2019.
This year's event is particularly significant as it is held alongside the first Asian IR Expo and Summit, focusing on sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific tourism industry.
From July 11 to 13, 2023, industry leaders from the gaming, travel, integrated resorts, and hotel sectors in Asia have gathered at the prestigious The Venetian Macao. The primary objective is to foster collaborations and partnerships that will drive mutual growth and success in the region.
The three-day event offers a diverse range of activities. The exhibition, which concentrates on non-gaming offerings, showcases the latest trends and innovations in themed travel, technology, esports, sports, art, wellness, and entertainment. Visitors can explore these offerings and gain insights into the future direction of the igaming industry.
The G2E Asia conference and the Asian IR Summit program are the highlight conferences of the event. On Day 1, Dr. Wilfred Wong, President of Sands China, delivered the keynote speech, setting the tone for the rest of the event.
Industry executives such as Chen Si (COO of Inspire Entertainment Resort), Ed Bowers (President of Global Development at MGM Resorts International), Hubert Wang (President & COO of MGM China), and David Sisk (COO - Macau Resorts at Melco Resorts & Entertainment) discussed future trends and challenges facing integrated resorts and casino development.
Day 2 of the event focuses on the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) Best Practices Institute sessions. These sessions provide valuable insights into compliance, licensing, gambling regulation, operational, and other issues that gaming companies need to stay ahead of in the ever-evolving industry landscape.
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The highly anticipated Day 3 features a keynote speech by Alejandro Tengco, the Chairman and CEO of PAGCOR, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation. His address promises to shed light on the industry's future and offer valuable perspectives on its direction in the Asia-Pacific region.
Beyond the conference sessions, G2E Asia offers numerous networking events throughout the three days. These events provide a focused environment for key stakeholders to connect, fostering partnerships and collaborations that can shape the future of the industry.
The organizers of G2E Asia, RX Global and the American Gaming Association (AGA), have already confirmed that the event will return next year. While the exact details of the next edition are yet to be revealed, the anticipation and excitement among industry professionals are already building.
G2E Asia's return to Macau and the inaugural Asian IR Expo and Summit mark a significant milestone for the gaming and entertainment industry in the Asia-Pacific region. The event showcases the region's potential for growth and offers a platform for industry leaders to share insights, build connections, and explore opportunities for sustainable development. As the event continues to evolve and expand, it promises to play a vital role in shaping the future of the gaming and entertainment landscape in Asia.