Premier Event for Asian Gaming Industry Offers Comprehensive Look at Regional Markets and the Future of Gaming in Asia
MACAU – Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) 2011, the premier gaming exhibition and conference event dedicated to the Asian gaming markets, kicks off its three-day conference today with the Global Markets Forum, where industry experts will discuss the economic and regulatory issues affecting current and emerging markets in the pan-Asian region. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, G2E Asia 2011 runs today through Thursday, June 9, at the Venetian Macao, in Macau S.A.R., People’s Republic of China.
Highlights and special events for June 7 - 8 include (unless otherwise noted, all events will be held at the Venetian Macao):
Tuesday, June 7
G2E Asia Media Briefing
Members of the media are invited to join show organizers and industry leaders for an overview of this year’s event and insights about the current state of the Asian gaming industry. The briefing will be held today at 2:30 p.m. in Sicily 2501 and 2502.
Global Markets Forum
G2E Asia’s one-day Global Markets Forum will provide attendees with a comprehensive perspective on the state of gaming throughout the pan-Asian region. Sessions include “Macau: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” “Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines,” “Song of Singapore: One Year Later,” “North Asia: South Korea, Taiwan and Japan,” and “Down Under: Australia and New Zealand.” Details about session times and locations are available on-site, or at www.G2EAsia.com.
Wednesday, June 8
G2E Asia attendees are invited to help kick off this year’s trade show at the Opening Ceremony tomorrow from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the foyer adjacent to Ballroom Milan.
Trade Show Floor
G2E Asia’s 2011 trade show floor will be open tomorrow and Thursday, June 9, from at 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The trade show will provide access to the latest products from more than 115 exhibitors hailing from more than 20 countries worldwide. Industry growth areas will be highlighted in specialty areas of the show floor, including the iGaming Pavilion, Security & Surveillance Pavilion and the all new Green & Lightening Pavilion. A full list of exhibitors is available at www.G2EAsia.com.
Keynote Luncheon/G2E Asia Visionary Award Presentation
Event organizers and industry leaders will honor Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., with the 2011 G2E Asia Visionary Award during the Keynote Luncheon tomorrow from 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.in Ballroom Milan. Adelson is being honored for his contributions to the gaming industry and his key role in setting the stage for the next phase of gaming in Macau. He also will deliver a short keynote address. This exclusive event is by invitation only and for conference attendees. Members of the media interested in covering the event should contact the G2E Asia media team in Naples 2601.
Senior and Middle Management Tracks
On Wednesday, the conference will divide into two tracks — one for senior management and one for middle management — and will cover operations, gaming technology and marketing with content tailored for each group. Sessions in the Senior Management Track, which will be held in Naples 2705, have been specifically designed for the senior Asian gaming executive and are recommended for operators who are at a level of director or above. The Middle Management Track, to be held in Naples 2703, has been specifically designed for the mid-level Asian gaming executive and is recommended for operators who are at the level of manager or below.
In-Hall Seminar: Game Protection
Join the world-renowned gaming expert Sal Piacente, president of UniverSal Game Protection Development, Inc., for two game protection seminars. Piacente will provide on-site game protection training by taking attendees step-by-step through the latest card cheating tricks for baccarat and poker. The baccarat session will be held tomorrow from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room in Hall A & B. The poker session will be held Thursday, June 9 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Seminar Room in Hall A & B. Registration is required, and seating is limited.
Welcome Reception and G2E Asia Fifth Anniversary Party
G2E Asia 2011 attendees are invited to the Welcome Reception and G2E Asia Fifth Anniversary Party tomorrow night from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Club Cubic, City of Dreams. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the region and around the world while enjoying the G2E Asia custom-blended cocktail, music and dance performances. Badges are required for entry.
Asia Gaming Investment Forum
Sponsored by UBS, this two-day invitation-only event will feature corporate leaders and financial analysts offering their expert perspectives on the financial future of leading gaming companies. The event, to be held June 8 - 9 in the Sicily and Florence rooms, will provide investors, analysts and stockbrokers, among others, the opportunity to gain unprecedented insight into the financial outlook of the gaming industry in pan-Asian region.
Additional details about June 9 special events and highlights will be included in tomorrow’s press release.
For more information about G2E Asia, visit www.G2EAsia.com.