Organisers look to set new records as international gaming community focuses on Macao Gaming Show

Jay Chun, Chairman, Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA)
Jay Chun, Chairman, Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA)
Macao – 12 November 2014: Visitors from an estimated 20 nations are expected in Macao next week for the second Macao Gaming Show and co-located Macao Gaming Summit both of which are taking place at The Venetian (18th-20th November). The exhibition, which has attracted a record 146 companies, up 30% on the 2013 figures, will feature a prestigious Opening Ceremony to celebrate the 2nd edition of MGS. The official Opening Ceremony will take place at 10am on Tuesday 18th September in Halls A and B at The Venetian.

Previewing the credentials of the 2nd Macao Gaming Show whose mission statement is ‚By Asia, For The World‘, Jay Chun, Chairman of the trade body MGEMA, one of the main driving forces behind the exhibition, said: “An exhibition is nothing without exhibitors, and visitors to MGS will have access to the very best exponents in their fields covering the six sectors of Gaming Equipment & Accessories, Gaming Promoters & VIP Clubs, Casino Fixtures & Fittings, Promotional Services & Memorabilia, Food & Beverage and Entertainment & Performance. In addition, we will also have events and features including the highly popular Slot Experience Centre as well as the Macao Gaming Summit. In addition to receiving widespread commercial and government support from within Macao, we have also attracted a distinguished international line-up of thought leaders who will be focusing on key gaming topics and how they impact both established and emerging nations including Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea, Sri Lanka as well as Macao.“

He continued: “MGS is the only show that is truly representative of the Asian gaming industry. Our panel of event organisers, supporting organizations and co-organizers include MGEMA, Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Macao Foundation, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), General Association of Administrators and Promoters for Macau Gaming Industry, Associação de Mediadores de Jogos e Entretenimento de Macau, Macau Jockey Club, Macau Slot, and Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Company. These are all very influential organizations and their support demonstrates the faith they have in Macao Gaming Show’s ability to represent the Asia gaming community with both integrity and authority.“

A feature which is unique to Macao Gaming Show is its ability to attract VIP Junket Groups, five of which will be at this year’s event. Explaining the significance of this, Jay Chun said: „The organising team at MGS is considered insiders of the Asian gaming industry which means that we are able to attract influential companies that don’t attend shows that are perceived as being organised by ‚outsiders‘.“ The five VIP Junket Groups attending MGS comprise AG Group (Y29), David Group (AQ33), Heng Sheng Group (AU27), Macau Golden Group (AH36) and Suncity (AH32).”