Over 5,000 Expected to Attend the 2023 Macau Gaming Show to Take Place Next Week

November 9, 2023 | Government

MACAU, SAR (November 8, 2023) — The Macau Gaming Show & Summit, a casino trade exhibition and conference, is set to return to Macau next week, with the aim of attracting over 5,000 professional attendees and visitors, the organiser said on Wednesday.

The Macau News Agency reports that under the theme of ‘The Asian Pioneer Returns’, the 2023 edition of the event, organised by the Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA), will be held at the Galaxy International Convention Center at Galaxy Macau on 14 and 15 November.

“As this year is the first year for the lifting of Covid-related travel restrictions in Macau, we will fully resume the physical format of the event,” said Jay Chun, chairman of the MGEMA, at a press conference on Wednesday about the upcoming event. “We aim to tell the ‘Macau Story’ from the perspective of leisure and technology.”

The MGS was last hosted in person in 2019 prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since its inception in 2013, the event had been held annually in the city, but it was cancelled in 2020 and was only conducted online in 2021 and 2022 due to the Covid-related travel restrictions.

“With the purpose of providing a platform for local participants and global industry players to discuss and exchange ideas, we hope to explore innovative solutions for the entertainment, technology, and tourism industries of Macau,” added Chun during the press conference. “This will better support Macau’s economic recovery in the post-pandemic era and enhance the city’s appeal as a global tourism and leisure centre.”

The exhibition floor for the 2023 MGS is set to span over 3,000 square metres, hosting about 35 exhibitors. The majority of these exhibitors will be gaming equipment suppliers, along with integrated suppliers such as technology firms and others, the organiser said.

Additionally, among the exhibitors, there will be around seven to eight Macau small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including those specialising in fields like robots and virtual reality (VR).

The event will also feature a one-day conference programme on 14 November, bringing together industry leaders and experts to discuss a range of topics. These include the challenges faced by Macau players in the post-Covid era, industry innovations, and opportunities and challenges in the regional landscape.

The programme will include a keynote address delivered by Kevin Kelley, chief operating officer – Macau of Galaxy Entertainment Group. Two panel sessions will also be available, one featuring representatives from Macau’s six gaming operators and another showcasing a line-up of major gaming equipment manufacturers. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China, will be among the panelists.

There will also be three presentations on 14 Nov, one of which will be hosted by Wang Changbin, director of the Centre for Gaming and Tourism Studies at Macau Polytechnic University.

SOURCE: Macau News Agency.

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