The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia 2017 is on track to set all-time high marks across a variety of metrics when it takes place at the Venetian Macau this month.
The organisers of G2E Asia 2017 have projected record-breaking figures in terms of visitors, business meetings and first time exhibitors when it takes place from May 16-18 at the Venetian Macau.
Current projections comprise: 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; and, an anticipated 70+ companies that will demonstrate innovative online gaming solutions – 45% are new to the event.
“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 an enhanced conference, robust gaming and integrated resort product offerings and interactive networking opportunities.
This year’s G2E will also see new features, including the Parts & Components Pavilion which will highlight the most advanced parts and components in the industry – with participation of 100 R&D engineers, product designers, buyers and technical designers.
Additionally, in 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 which will be presented on boards dotted around the show floor providing instant updates for visitors.
Networking also plays a big part in the Macau-based event and 2017 sees first-time networking event, “Future Technology Leaders’ Get-Together”, which will over 120 technology executives from integrated resorts, gaming suppliers and government convene to exchange ideas and discuss the application of innovative solutions for better customer engagement.
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.
To cap off each day, G2E Asia will host after-hours networking events, featuring internationally renowned DJs, as well as the G2E Asia 2017 Networking Cocktail Hours at the G2E Asia Bar mid-day on the show floor.
In addition, 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 recognize operators, regulators, suppliers and service providers across 12 fields.