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SUPPLIER SPECIAL REPORT 44

MGS 2016

Economic diversity is a key theme for this year’s MGS Entertainment Show – Creativity and Innovation 2016, say organizers. One of the focal messages of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s recent trip to Macau was one of economic diversity, adding he was encouraged by Macau’s progress in this regard.

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had the opportunity to see and acknowledge the modernity and prosperity of Macau but also the cultural diversification and I believe that this will continue and the economy will reach the goal of its diversification,” he said. Celebrating its fourth iteration this year, held at the Venetian on November 15-17, 2016, the MGS Entertainment Show’s very name is said to be a reflection of the SAR’s moves towards becoming a tourist and entertainment destination. “The MGS Entertainment Show is more than an exhibition. Its intention is to reach every level of industry that plays a crucial part in driving business in a tourist and entertainment destination. Gaming and its pioneering technology will always sit at the heart of our show. It’s what we are and where we come from. But business does not stop there. Our economy - both here in Macau and throughout Asia - is about opportunity. And as the city and region opens up to economic expansion, the show must provide the platform for this. Our casinos go hand in hand with entertainment. They go hand in hand with new technology, new delivery platforms, new innovations - everything that makes a destination work. That’s why diversity on the showfloor must reflect diversity in our economy”, said Jay Chun, chairman of the MGEMA, organizers of the show. With an exhibition floor spanning 10,000 square meters, the MGS Entertainment Show will feature suppliers from six major gaming industry segments including gaming equipment and accessories, gaming promoters (junkets) and VIP clubs, casino fixtures and fittings, promotional services, F&B, and Entertainment & Performance.

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The event will also feature a three-day Summit, titled “New Frontiers: Gaming’s Giant Leap Forward”, which is said to explore legislation, innovation and investment - while exploring topics such as: new technologies, iGaming and esports; sports betting in global markets; Government legislation; how old markets like Las Vegas can still shape new ones; and how investors will step up to the “financial plate”. Speakers will include officials of the Macau SAR government as well as leading figures in Asian gaming. “We’re on a long journey; the MGS Entertainment Show is here to stay and, together with the most important voices in the Asian and international gaming and entertainment industry, we are determined that come 2020, this exhibition is the stand-out business event in the Asia Pacific region,” added Chun. In the following pages, you’ll find a Supplier Special Report dedicated to the MGS Entertainment Show 2016, covering all of the latest products and innovations coming from global suppliers to Macau and Asia’s gaming industry. For those headed to the show, AGB will be hosting the Official MGS Networking Party at China Rouge in Galaxy Macau on the evening of 15th November. With supporters including MGS, Angel Playing Cards, Aristocrat, Aruze, Betsoft Gaming, IGT, MGIA, Orion Art, Play’N Go, San Marco Capital Partners, Scientific Games, Transact and Walker Digital, it is sure to be another roaring success. We hope to connect with you at the event. If you would like to book a meeting with us while in town for the MGS write to us at MGS@agbrief.com or look for us at the floor.


AGBriefings November 2016