Macao Gaming Show Looking Forward to 2016 After Successful 2015 Event
Macao Gaming Show 2015 was a hugely successful event and is looking forward to the 2016 show, where the hope is an even bigger, better, and increasingly diverse show for visitors to enjoy! “The greatest platform for Macao Gaming Show to move forward to the next level," is how Jay Chun, Chairman of the influential trade association MGEMA, described the 2015 MGS which closed on Thursday 19 November at The Venetian.
Gaming and leisure professionals from throughout the world, including representatives from every continent, attended the 3rd edition of the Macao Gaming Show which this year drew in a record total of 138 exhibitors on the showfloor, plus additional companies in its special zones from France, South Korea and Macau. The 2015 MGS occupied a record breaking 12,000 sqm of stand space – nearly 20 percent larger than last year – to establish itself as one of the top three independent exhibitions in the Macau SAR.
Reflecting on the exhibition, Jay Chun said: “The Macao Gaming Show has made a significant step forward. The exhibition has signalled its intent to grow in numbers and expand in sectors, and the positive response from all the exhibitors and visitors suggests that MGS must continue with its vision through 2016 and beyond."
He continued: “Last week’s show saw major innovations on the floor from both the gaming and entertainment sectors; key product launches across the board; a strong input from the Macau concessionaires and the local business community; an increasing overseas contingent; and notable commitments to sign up for 2016. Equally important is the impression MGS and the Macao Tourism and Culture Summit left on our key partners at the Macau SAR Government. MGS 2015 proved that Macau can really make its mark on the international stage through both quality trading opportunities and ideas and debate that will drive the industry forward."
Reinforcing the role of the MGEMA and its crucial work in pushing the Macao Gaming Show forward, Jay Chun continued: “MGS has reinforced its unique position as a key driver in our industry: we have confirmed our status as the only show that is truly representative of the Asian gaming industry and that it has the credentials, quality and vision to move this on to the next level. Our task – which starts immediately – is to build on the success of 2015 and push forward with the show’s development as one of the world’s ‘must attend’ gaming events.”
Following consultation with key parties during last week’s MGS, organiser and owner - the influential trade body MGEMA - has brought the three day event forward to the popular October slot. The move is designed to further maximise interest at the show from the Chinese and Asian markets, with the new date falling immediately following China’s Golden Week national celebrations.
Macao Gaming Show will now hold the opening expo slot for the city’s crucial autumn attractions schedule next year: Macao Gaming Show and Summit (11-13 October 2016), Macau Investment Fair (20-23 October 2016) and the Macau Grand Prix 17-20 November 2016).
Chun stated: “2016 will be a landmark year for MGS on both the international and domestic stage. The city is on a mission for diversity and economic development, and events like MGS and the Summit are crucial drivers to this progression. We represent the top 100 businesses in Macau’s primary industry sector, and this move will facilitate a key focus for commerce in the city, aligning us more closely with Macau’s major trading events as well as the SAR Government who see the show as an important player on the expo stage. The move will serve to link the trading plan for businesses in the MGEMA from MGS through to MIF and the Grand Prix. MGS is not just a trade show; it’s a vital launchpad for companies worldwide to do business in this region. The new date slot is a great opportunity to bring fresh innovations into Asia quicker than ever and increase the sales time ahead of Christmas and the New Year.”