G2E Asia 2018 Set to Mark its Largest Edition to Date
Macau – Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia, the region’s one-stop destination for forward-thinking gaming and entertainment decision makers and suppliers, held a press conference today at the Ritz-Carlton, Macau. The 12th edition of G2E Asia is scheduled to return to The Venetian Macao from 15 to 17 May 2018.
G2E Asia is presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and organized by Reed Exhibitions. Its 2017 edition boasted record-breaking attendance numbers and visitor satisfaction levels; spanned a massive 28,000 sqm show floor; welcomed nearly 13,000 visitors from 84 countries and regions; hosted over 580 pre-arranged business matchings; and generated on-site business volume totalling $21.95 million.
G2E Asia 2018 will be hosting its largest presence ever. The expo has experienced a staggering 30% growth from 2017 and already boasts 95% of reserved show space. The Asian gaming industry’s must-attend event will span 37,000 sqm of exhibition space; host more than 220 exhibitors; and anticipates around 15,000 local and international trade visitors over its three event days.
G2E Asia 2018 will feature an exclusive focus on key industry segments across its interactive show floor, namely: Digital Content & Technology, a combined exhibitor showcase of online game development and technology providers; Integrated Resort Technology & Business Solutions, a display of the field’s newest IR products, technologies and services that drive revenue and value from non-gaming sources; and Parts and Components Pavilion, Asia’s first and only trade platform dedicated to the exhibit of parts and components of the electronic gaming machine manufacturing industry.
G2E Asia 2018 will be co-located with Asia Lottery Expo and Forum, a multi-faceted event that delivers an unprecedented business, learning and networking platform exclusively designed for lottery professionals.
G2E Asia 2018 Conference Program, led by a lineup of high-level industry leaders and influencers, will present updates on regional developments and practical, cost-effective insights relevant to the challenges facing Asian operators today. Each of the three days will feature themes covering the futures of gaming, integrated resorts and digital content & technology.
G2E Asia Privileges Program will return stronger than ever and welcome over 1,800 senior executives, many of whom have significant purchasing needs. This highly recognized and customized service provides key buyers and senior-level decision makers from the gaming and entertainment industry with exclusive privileges and amenities to maximize their event experience; it additionally facilitates high-end commercial opportunities onsite.
G2E Asia delivers an unmatched variety of value-added networking opportunities found nowhere else in Asia. Its on-site activities target different segments, levels and interests, while providing participants an optimal atmosphere to make new connections, conduct business and learn the latest and upcoming global industry trends.
Presidents’ Reception, an exclusive, invitation-only cocktail, targets the industry’s most prominent participants. It will offer senior executive networking opportunities and brand exposure at the highest level.
The 2018 G2E Asia Awards will take place on 15 May. The awards have been launched to recognize excellence and innovation, while celebrating the success and outstanding contributions of not only the gaming but also the non-gaming aspects of the entertainment industry in Asia. The awards evening additionally provides an unrivaled networking opportunity. More details on the criteria and nomination on the 12 award categories will be release in March.
Gaming Regulators Networking Luncheon will provide regulators the opportunity to exchange views, share updates, and explore cooperation prospects that facilitate the future development of Asia’s rapidly growing and changing gaming industry.
Tech Talk Forum will feature top industry expert “talks” on exciting innovations and product launches in the field.
New Product Hot Hits, the G2E Asia Mobile App, will once again present a real-time ranking of the most popular exhibitor products and services right on the show floor.
New Games Experience Tour, a new G2E Asia highlight, is designed to provide attendees with an interactive on-site experience. Electronic gaming machine manufacturers will assign specific time slots for selected, pre-registered visitors to tour and try out new games.
Segmented Industry Networking Events is a series of small interactive activities that targets different job functions. Table Games Networking Cocktail, Slots Networking Cocktail, Digital Content & Technology Networking Cocktail, Lottery Networking Cocktail and the new Gaming Investment Networking Cocktail will be on offer each afternoon at G2E Asia Bar throughout the three-day show period. These offerings are designed to sustain the industry relevancy and interests of the respective segments’ professionals.
Gaming Investment Networking, or “Gin” Cocktail, is this year’s newest segmented industry offering. It will provide a tailored networking platform for companies to present exciting new projects to investors.