The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia 2015 show was the largest edition of the event to date, with the highly successful ninth edition breaking many of the shows records!
The yearly event returned to The Venetian Macao last month (May 19-21) and recorded a record-breaking attendance of 10,095 visitors from 79 countries and regions, along with 185 exhibiting companies - at a 21% increase from 2014.
Additionally demonstrating the event’s ever-expanding interest from abroad, 7,288 or 69% of G2E Asia 2015 visitors came from outside of Macau, at a 20% jump from the previous year. With each consecutive year, show visitorship has extended further beyond Asia’s borders.
“This year we introduced a number of new key initiatives to enhance visitors’ on-site experience,” said Keli Elkins, AGA vice president of industry relations. “A central facet of these changes was a much expanded non-gaming element to satisfy the booming demand for services and resorts that integrate the very best of gaming, entertainment and hospitality.”
“As Asia’s leading events organizer, we are committed to creating a better G2E Asia with each successive edition,” said Reed Exhibitions Greater China president Hu Wei. “Now, we look back on our first-ever edition of this show that hosted just under 3,000 with great nostalgia. Yet, it also serves as a reminder of not only how far we’ve come, but further motivates us to get bigger and better with each year. We’re already anticipating an even bigger, record-breaking show at G2E Asia 2016.”
A show floor boasting more than 9,000 sqm of exhibition space demonstrated the industry’s diverse products and services, from core gaming to integrated resort offerings. With daily events on and off the show floor, including the inaugural All Asia Dealers Championship, G2E Asia also serves as the preeminent networking event for gaming stakeholders across the region.
Influential leaders from across the industry led discussions across three days of education, including Macau Studio City President J.D. Clayton, Scientific Games CEO Gavin Isaacs, Las Vegas Sands Chief Casino Officer Andrew McDonald, Aristocrat Leisure Limited President Jamie Odell and MGM Resorts International Senior Resident Executive for China Bill Scott. From thought-provoking conference programs to seminars on the show floor, G2E Asia offers the most comprehensive gaming education on the continent.
G2E Asia 2015 additionally boasted serious decision-making and purchasing power with the presence of 668 buyers with purchasing budgets. Out of this number, over 80 pre-arranged meetings, as custom organized by the G2E Asia Privileges Team, were conducted on the show floor.
G2E Asia, an international gaming trade show and conference for the Asian gaming industry, is organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions. Nearly a decade on, the industry’s only UFI-approved gaming event in the region has earned the title as the one-stop destination for gaming decision makers in Asia.
UFI approval is regarded as a solid indicator of a show’s popularity, service quality and level of internationalism. G2E Asia is the only industry event in Asia that is independently audited to provide verified attendance data. The G2E Asia 2014 audit was conducted by Exhibit Surveys, Inc. and complies with standards set forth by the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC), a nonprofit commission organized for the purpose of managing and overseeing the exhibition industry’s independent audit process.
G2E Asia 2016 will return to The Venetian Macao on 17-19 May, 2016.
For more information on G2E Asia 2015, visit www.g2easia.com
About G2E Asia
G2E Asia is the international gaming trade show and conference for the Asian gaming industry. Organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibition, G2E Asia made its debut in 2007, defining itself as the preeminent show for the Asian gaming-entertainment industry.
About the American Gaming Association
The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $240 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.7 million jobs in 40 states. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to be the single most effective champion of the industry, relentlessly protecting against harmful and often misinformed public policies, and paving a path for growth, innovation and reinvestment.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.