The seventh annual Global Gaming Expo Asia brought together a record number of attendees for the leading networking, trade and educational showcase for the Asian gaming industry.
From May 21-23, 5,851 attendees—an increase of 16 percent compared with 2012 attendance figures—visited the Venetian Macao in Macau S.A.R., People’s Republic of China, for the premier event for gaming professionals and decision-makers in Asia. These figures, released by G2E Asia organizers Reed Exhibitions and the American Gaming Association, reflect a continued expansion of gaming throughout Asia.
“The gaming industry continues its ascent as one of the most dynamic, fastest growing and increasingly important sectors of our regional economy,” said Nat Wong, president of Reed Exhibitions Greater China. “On behalf of Reed and the AGA, I’m delighted to have welcomed a record number of visitors and exhibitors to G2E Asia. This exhibition, together with the corresponding conference program and value-enhancing networking activities, has provided a powerful platform for hundreds of local suppliers to showcase their gaming solutions to a generous audience in Macau for the seventh consecutive year.”
Some 139 companies from 19 countries converged at G2E Asia 2013 to display a wide range of products, including slot machines, accessories, gaming software, casino furniture and security systems. While recording a 19 percent increase in showroom floor space over 2012, for a total of 76,245 square feet (7,087 square meters), the exhibition welcomed 33 new exhibitors to promote their offerings alongside new products and services from some of the world’s leading providers of gaming operations solutions.
The G2E Asia 2013 Conference, a three-day event that drew 642 participants, highlighted the latest trends in gaming and examined how businesses can compete effectively on a global scale. It provided high-value seminars that covered a diverse array of topics, including market segmentation, optimizing financial management of gaming operations, the evolution of the Philippines and Taiwan into major gaming destinations, innovations in gaming technology, brand-building, and how gaming can be a metaphor for the Chinese worldview.
G2E Asia producers have already begun planning for the 2014 event, scheduled for May 20-22 at the Venetian Macao. For more information on G2E Asia, visit www.g2easia.com.