Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia, the marketplace for the Asian gaming and entertainment industry, officially came to a conclusion at The Venetian Macao. The Expo’s 12th edition was its largest to date, boasting a 33,000 square meters of show floor and a globally renowned showcase of more than 220 exhibitors with cutting-edge products, services and technologies. It additionally hosted 16,358 local and international trade visitors, at an annual increase of 17.2 percent. Josephine Lee, Chief Operating Officer of Reed Exhibitions Greater China, notes, “We’re proud to have concluded our largest, most exciting and successful expo to date! G2E Asia truly gets bigger and better each year. We never rest on our laurels and always recognize the need for growth and improvement. Our dedicated teams, both on and off the show floor, work hard throughout the year to ensure the event’s continued growth. Of course, G2E Asia also depends on the collaboration of our partners and participants. Our loyal exhibitors and thousands of visitors complete the show’s formula for success. We’d like to thank them for their contributions and their dedication to the industry, and to G2E Asia! Here’s to even more success in 2019!” G2E Asia 2018 event highlights included: New Product Hot Hits presented real-time rankings of the most popular products and services showcased by G2E Asia exhibitors New Product Hot Hits Returning as the most popular digital item at G2E Asia 2018, New Product Hot Hits presented real-time rankings of the most popular products and services showcased by G2E Asia exhibitors. This year’s grand champion and winning product was WeChat mini games, presented by Rolling Bet Technology Company Limited. Macau SAR Legislators Tour As Macao’s meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry increasingly elevates its status in the international arena, G2E Asia’s enriched and diversified non-gaming content continues to provide a vital platform for the region’s ongoing development. The aim of the inaugural Macau SAR Legislators Tour was to further enhance understanding of the long-term goal to develop and expand Macao SAR into a global tourism and leisure hub. This year, several members of the Legislative Council of Macao took part at the invitation of the Macau Convention & Exhibition Association and Reed Exhibitions. Cotai Trek, exclusively reserved for G2E Asia Privileges members, included a customised tour to three integrated resorts located along Macau’s Cotai Strip G2E Asia Cotai Trek The half-day G2E Asia 2018 Cotai Trek, exclusively reserved for G2E Asia Privileges members, included a customised tour to three integrated resorts located along Macau’s famed Cotai Strip, including MGM COTAI, Galaxy Macau and Wynn Palace. The “Trek” comprised a guided VIP tour of gaming and non-gaming amenities, together with each property’s unique highlights including a peek at MGM Cotai’s permanent art collection of Macau and Eight Views of Macau Series; the Galaxy Macau’s Fortune Diamond and Wave Pool; and Wynn Palace’s Penthouse Gaming Salon and eclectic Fontana Buffet. “I was thoroughly impressed by the tour. Our guides, all members of top management, took the time out of their busy schedules to show us their amazing properties. With such a diverse selection of gaming and non-gaming options, all three were a truly defined the modern integrated resort." Mr. Anton Ivanov, general manager of Grand Hotel Varna JSC. “The trek gave us a unique and first-hand glimpse of both the front and back of the house. It was fascinating to see how these massive properties worked ‘behind the scenes’. Their design and features were so innovative and remarkable. Just when you thought they had thought of everything, these resorts are proof that creativity and innovation are alive and well in the industry!” Ms Michelle Elliott, senior cash operations and collections executive of Les Ambassadeurs Club UK Ltd. G2E Asia 2019 returns to The Venetian Macao from May 21-23, 2019. Its expanded exhibition space aims to deliver a larger and more comprehensive event.
Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia, the must-attend marketplace for the Asian gaming-entertainment industry, returns this May to deliver a three-day showcase of leading-edge products, services and technologies. Its upcoming twelfth edition – for which 95% of show space has already been booked – is set to return to Macau, the heart of Asian gaming. Widely renowned as one of the world’s fastest-growing gaming regions, Macau recently marked its 17th consecutive month of year-on-year gaming revenue growth this past December. The region’s 2017 accumulated gross gaming revenue currently stands at MOP265.74 billion (US$33.02 billion), at a staggering MOP43 billion (US$5.34 billion) annual increase. Comprehensive promotion plan G2E Asia 2018 will feature four key industry segments across sprawling and interactive event halls that boast a remarkable 30% increase in size. With the development of digital technology, more innovations will be applied to improve the overall participation experience.G2E Asia is expecting around 15,000 local and international visitors to its 2018 edition G2E Asia will implement a comprehensive marketing promotion plan that engages industry professionals from all sectors, including segmented e-newsletters, social media promotion campaign and online matchmaking services that will be able to encompass a wide range of components attached to a public relations campaign. G2E Asia is expecting around 15,000 local and international visitors to its 2018 edition. The latest addition, Asia Lottery Expo and Forum – held concurrently with G2E Asia – will offer a unique opportunity for professionals to meet the who’s who of Asia-Pacific’s fast-growing lottery industry. Networking opportunities The Integrated Resort Technology & Business Solutions segment centralises the region’s needs for sourcing of new IR products, technologies and services that drive revenue and value from non-gaming sources. It offers unprecedented networking opportunities with key decision makers from Asian integrated resorts and will showcase a broad array of solutions for attracting visitors beyond gaming purists and diversifying revenue streams. Digital Content & Technology will feature a combined exhibitor showcase of digital game development and technology providers, together with a full-day forum dedicated exclusively to digital content technology. This exciting addition is slated to serve as a hub for Asia’s gaming technology community.G2E Asia is always the most important trade platform for Asian gaming and entertainment industry Electronic gaming equipment The Parts and Components Pavilion, Asia’s only trade platform dedicated to the showcase of parts and components of the electronic gaming machine manufacturing industry, attracts R&D engineers, product designers, buyers and technical designers spanning across all aspects of game manufacturing, including slots and electronic table games. “G2E Asia is always the most important trade platform for Asian gaming and entertainment industry.” Said by Stanley C, the Customer Service Manager of Fuli Gaming, “It offers an excellent platform for us to promote our cutting-edge products. The result of last year was excellent as we concluded business with buyers, and we are looking forward to G2E Asia 2018.” Josephine Lee, Chief Operating Officer of Reed Exhibitions Greater China, notes, “Over the past decade, G2E Asia has improved and expanded with each successive edition, and 2018 will be no exception. This year will broaden its reach even further with highlights of four key segments. We will continue to internationalise the event and enrich the exhibition by diversifying the content. It is my utmost pleasure to welcome our industry leaders & peers from Asia Pacific and around the globe to be part of G2E Asia 2018.”
G2E Asia 2017, the marketplace for the Asian gaming industry, held in Macau from May 16 to May 18, was the largest edition in the show’s history. Marking another year of setting new records across several key areas: The show spanned 28,000 sqm of exhibition space – 27% increase over last year; The total number of visitors increased 28% over last year – with close to 14,000 in attendance; and The attendees included over 1,650 VIPs and top-quality buyers, producing a remarkable growth of 75% from 2016. "Despite the gaming industry in Macau’s tumultuous global and economic factors, we continue to see the evolution of gaming in Asia, with Macau as the ultimate regional hub,” said Josephine Lee, Chief Operating Officer of Reed Exhibitions Greater China. “G2E Asia set new records this year in the number of visitors attending, exhibition space and diversity of international representation at the event. These factors all benefit G2E and the Asian gaming industry as a whole.” Product Hot Hits Product Hot Hits, a newly introduced feature at G2E Asia 2017, was particularly successful at the show. Hot Hit boards were installed in conspicuous spaces around the halls to display the top ten products that were scanned the most by visitors through the show’s mobile app. The exciting visuals and product highlights generated additional buzz across the show floor. Winning product The product with the highest number of scans at G2E Asia 2017 was Mobile Gaming White Label Solution by GWIN. J.W., Manager of GWIN Group said, “What a simple but impactful innovation by G2E Asia. We’re honoured to be crowned as the inaugural G2E Asia Product Hot Hits champion. This has helped us increase the exposure of our brand, and the number of incoming orders has also increased tremendously. GWIN is grateful for this recognition of our hard work. We will continue to strive to launch more innovative features into our products for operators to expand their iGaming business territory. And of course, we are already looking ahead to G2E Asia 2018.” G2E Asia 2018 will take place from May 15 – 17, 2018 at The Venetian Macao, Macau SAR, while G2E Las Vegas will be running from October 3-5, 2017, at Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas.
Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia 2017 is on track to set all-time high marks on a variety of metrics. Current projections include: Over 12,000 visitors, including 1,000 top international buyers from 90 countries and regions Over 400 pre-arranged online and offline business meetings Nearly one-third of the 180 exhibitors participating for the first time Out of anticipated 70+ companies that will demonstrate innovative online gaming solutions, 45% are new to the event Robust gaming and integrated resort product offerings "Our goal is to create the most comprehensive experience possible with conference and in-show features that complement the expo, which truly serves as the marketplace for the Asian gaming industry. With interactive educational and networking opportunities, attendees will receive added benefits and opportunities to learn from colleagues and experts within the fast-growing Asian gaming industry," said Josephine Lee, Chief Operating Officer of Reed Exhibitions Greater China.Key drivers of this projected growth are enhanced conference, robust gaming and integrated resort product offerings and interactive networking opportunities.The Parts & Components Pavilion will highlight the most advanced parts and components in the industry—with participation of 100 R&D engineers, product designers, buyers and technical designers. This group of electronic gaming machine manufacturers helps Asian market operators source unique and innovative parts, components, and features that will appeal to the Asian casino gaming customer.Product Hot Hits chartIn response to G2E Asia’s visitor requests for easier ways to find new products, this year’s show will debut Product Hot Hits. The Hot Hits chart is generated by compiling the number of exhibitor products whose QR Codes are scanned by visitors, using the G2E Asia app. The top 10 most-scanned products make the Product Hot Hits board. With a glance at the boards dotted around the show floor, visitors will get updates at an instant.A first-time networking event called, ‘Future Technology Leaders’ Get-Together’ will convene over 120 technology executives from integrated resorts, gaming suppliers and government to exchange ideas and discuss the application of innovative solutions for better customer engagement. After a successful debut in 2016, the Asia Gaming Awards make a return to the G2E Asia program in 2017 Following the successful launch of the Gaming Regulatory Luncheon last year, this year’s working lunch with gaming regulators is called ‘The Gaming Regulatory Briefing and Networking Luncheon.’ This program enables gaming regulators to exchange views, share updates, and explore opportunities to cooperate in driving the development of Asian gaming. Interactive networking opportunitiesTo cap off each day, G2E Asia will host after-hours networking events. Internationally renowned DJs will perform, while attendees socialise and extend their networking opportunities.G2E Asia also welcomes visitors to G2E Asia 2017 Networking Cocktail Hours at the G2E Asia Bar mid-day on the show floor.Above all, after a successful debut in 2016, the Asia Gaming Awards make a return to the G2E Asia program in 2017. Produced by Asia Gaming Brief in association with G2E Asia and The Innovation Group, the awards recognise operators, regulators, suppliers, and service providers across 12 fields. The Awards will culminate in a celebratory dinner held at the Parisian, Macao on May 16, 2017.
Competition to be held in arena style set-up within the G2E Asia Exhibition floor for “spectator sport” effect Reed Exhibitions / Global Gaming Expo and Asia Gaming Brief are delighted to announce their cooperation on the All Asia Dealers’ Championship, with the inaugural edition to take place next May concurrently with G2E Asia 2015. The concept is for Macau to host a high quality, annual event that honors the front line of the industry and promotes responsible gaming and corporate social responsibility, according to the organisers. Further integrate the Asian gaming industry Josephine Lee, senior vice president of Reed Exhibitions China said: “We are excited about this addition to the G2E Asia schedule of events which will serve to further integrate the Asian gaming industry and bring the different stakeholders together for a fun and exciting event. It makes sense to hold it during G2E Asia, which is the meeting point for regulators, operators, suppliers, industry associations and representatives from across the region.” “Our aim is to develop an international platform for croupiers to further develop their talent and skills as they are an integral part of the gaming industry. They need to know that the industry cares about them and is here to support them through their careers,” Rosalind Wade, managing director of Asia Gaming Brief said. The competition is to be held in an arena style set-up within the G2E Asia Exhibition floor for a “spectator sport” effect, drawing the crowds to cheer for their favorites. Teams comprised of three dealers from properties all around Asia will compete in three games: Baccarat, Roulette and Blackjack. Croupiers will use the same equipment they deal with on a daily basis at their respective properties to maintain an even field. “Our aim is to develop an international platform for croupiers to further develop their talent and skills" 3 judging sections: customer service & interaction, chip work & dealing skills The organisers’ priority is to develop a fair competition across the board. The competition’s Rules and Regulations have been carefully developed having in mind the idiosyncrasies of the industry in the region and approved by the participating operators. Judging criteria are divided into three major sections: customer service and interaction, chip work and dealing skills. Parallel to the competition, organisers are hosting a Career Path Seminar dedicated to professional advancement and responsible gaming. Speakers include C level gaming executives who will share how they climbed the industry’s ropes from the gaming table to the corner office. “The Seminar is an opportunity for croupiers to learn from each other by exchanging experiences with their peers operating in the different jurisdictions,” Rosalind Wade adds.
This year’s showcase of new products and services will feature more than 30 exhibitors Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia), the premier Asian trade event and largest regional sourcing and career development platform for the global gaming entertainment industry, has released its list of new exhibitors and products. G2E Asia 2015 will be held May 19 – 21 in the Cotai Expo at the Venetian Macau. Exhibitors This year’s showcase of new products and services will feature more than 30 exhibitors, including: Ample Technology Development Limited, Arbor Networks, Belize Online Club Group Co., Ltd., Canon Hong Kong Company Limited, Doctorgaming, Elo Touch Solutions, Ezugi N.V., Game Vault Ltd., Gameplay Interactive, Gasser Chair Company Inc., Incapsula, IndigoVision, Inter Drink, JBA Consulting Engineers Inc., JOL Macau Ltd., KPK Network Services Inc., Kuo Kau Paper Products Co., Ltd., Main Ser Eng. & Service Co. Ltd., Oracle Corporation, PCCW Solutions Limited, PerfectPairs Gaming Co., Ltd., Playbox, Saab Asia Pacific, Sirplay Ltd., Spintec d.o.o., Betradar, Tom Horn Enterprise, Inc., TopGame, Vermantia, WBG, WDG Macau Ltd., and Zapport Services Inc. For added visitor convenience, these companies will be centrally-located in G2E Asia’s New Product Gallery. New exhibitor brand, product and service information will also be featured on the G2E Asia website’s New Product Guide. Major industry players The 2015 edition also will showcase major industry players from the Asian iGaming market, including BBIN and Golden Bet Limited, together with top industry names representing the iGaming fields of sport betting, live dealer, bingo and casino software, including Betradar, Asia Games, XPG Live Dealer Casino, Inteplay Global Limited, and Microgaming Systems. “As the center of Asia’s online gaming community for bingo, casino, lottery, mobile and social gaming, G2E Asia 2015 will be the place for industry experts and enthusiasts alike,” says Josephine Lee, Senior Vice President of Reed Exhibitions Greater China. Turn information into innovation “With an aim to turn information into innovation, this year’s event boasts an ever-increasing list of key industry exhibitors. It will additionally include many new and exciting features, allowing both visitors and exhibitors to gain the latest information in the industry, giving them an extra competitive edge. The opportunities to network and discover will be endless.” G2E Asia is an UFI-approved and third-party audited event. In 2014, G2E Asia drew record-breaking crowds with 8,233 visitors, including more than 95% of Asia’s top casino and integrated resort operators, and 160 exhibiting companies from China and abroad.