The three-day conference at Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) 2009 begins tomorrow with industry experts offering their unique insights during G2E Asia’s Global Markets Forum. G2E Asia 2009, the premier gaming exhibition and conference event dedicated to the Asian markets, will be tomorrow, June 2, through Thursday, June 4, at the Cotai Strip® CotaiExpo™ at the Venetian Macao.
Tomorrow’s highlights and special events include:
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, insights about the current state of the global gaming industry, and the announcement of the G2E Asia Scholarship Program, a program created in partnership with the University of Macau. The briefing will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in room Florence 2201 at the Venetian Macao. Speakers include:
• Mr. Preecha S. Chen, President, Reed Exhibitions Greater China
• Mr. Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., President and CEO, American Gaming Association (AGA)
• Marcus Prater, Executive Director, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM)
• Andrew Zarnett, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities
Keynote Address by Lawrence Ho
Lawrence Ho, co-chairman & CEO of Melco Entertainment, will provide the keynote address at an exclusive luncheon open only to G2E Asia Gaming Management Certificate Program and conference attendees. Members of the media interested in covering the event should contact the G2E Asia media team.
Global Markets Forum
G2E Asia’s one-day Global Markets Forum, being held tomorrow, will provide attendees with a comprehensive perspective on the state of gaming throughout the pan-Asian region. Sessions include “Asian Operations: Gaming Across the Pacific Rim,” “Asian Opportunities: The Potential of New Gaming Jurisdictions,” “Lessons Learned: Re-making Macau,” and “Cooperation and Conflict: An Overview of Asia's Regulatory Environment.” Details regarding session times and locations are available on-site.
Gaming Management Certificate Program
Rising leaders in the Asian gaming industry will hear from current industry leaders, develop their management skills and learn how to navigate current and future economic challenges during this one-day, workshop-style program produced in partnership with the University of Macau and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Singapore campus.
Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia), formerly Asian Gaming Expo, is the international gaming exhibition and conference dedicated to the Asian gaming market. Organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, G2E Asia made its debut in June 2007, defining itself as the leading event for the gaming entertainment industry in Asia.
The AGA represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues. The association also serves as a clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern.
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 470 events in 37 countries. In 2008 Reed brought together over seven million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 38 fully staffed offices.