The Macau Gaming Show (MGS 2019) opened its doors yesterday – an event marked by a grand opening ceremony, attended by key industry and regional luminaries.
The three-day MGS 2019 highlights seven major elements including leisure technology, gaming equipment, E-sports, safety system, integrated resort procurement fair, hotel supplies and environmental protection, while exhibitors showcase the latest leisure technology equipment and technology, cultural and art collections.
According to the organiser, MGS continues to provide the best platform for Macao, Asia and international leisure entertainment products and services.
The opening ceremony of MGS 2019 was held 12 November at the Venetian Macao Cotai Expo Hall A and B.
Officiating guests attending the ribbon cutting ceremony included:
Yao Jian, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao S.A.R; Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, representative of Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture; Huang Guang, the Department of Exchange and Cooperation Counsel; Jin Hong, Deputy Director General of Trade Development Bureau; Kevin Ho, Deputy to the National People’s Congress; Zhong Yi Seabra de Mascarenhas, the Vice-President of the Administrative Committee of the Macao Foundation; Paulo Martins Chan, the head of the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau; Irene Va Kuan Lau, the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Trade and Investment Promotion Institute; Tai Kin Ip, Director of the Economic Bureau; Fong Ieok Mui, head of the Department of Administration of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau; Fu Jianguo, Chairman of Nam Kwong (Group) Company Limited; Jay Chun, Chairman of MGEMA; Ma Chi Ngai, the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund; Shuen Ka Hung, director-general of the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre; Lu Deheng, Finance Controller of China National Machinery Industry International Co; Cui Wenlong, representative of CCPIT at Macau; Lv Siyao, Deputy Director of Game Career Section of Sina; Jiang Yisheng, Chairman of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau) Limited; Ip Sio Kai, Deputy General Manager of Bank of China (Macau); Wong Soi Ian, President of Soi Ian Charity; Akiko Takahashi, EVP, Chief Officer – CSR/ HR of Melco Resorts and Entertainment; Philip Cheng, Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group; Grant R Bowie, CEO and Executive Director at Mgm China Holdings; Wilfred Wong, President of Sands China; Linda Chen, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Wynn Macau; Poon Fuk Hei, CEO of CTM; Gu Chunming, General Manager of Shanghai Construction (Macau) Ltd; and Thomas Li, CEO of Macau Jockey Club.
In his speech, Fu Jianguo, Chairman of Nam Kwong stated, as the first multi-disciplinary exhibition in Asia, MGS has been actively responding to the Belt and Road initiative.
By focusing on Macao’s development position as “one center, one platform and one base”, it also strives to enhance cultural promotion and build a valuable link of communication.
Fu said that MGS organises High-tech and Lifestyle Import Promotion Event aiming to promote an open, tolerant, inclusive and balanced economic globalization that will result in win-win situations, as well as to enhance the construction of an open world economy.
While China Sports and Olympic Treasure Exhibition is held at the same time in a bid to showcase the outstanding achievements of Macao’s sports and Olympic spiritual culture.
According to Fu, owned by Nam Kwong (Group) Company Limited, Nam Kwong Culture And Creativity Industry is a professional company that specializing in cultural and creative industries.
In 2019 MGS, it continues to work with MGEMA and China National Machinery Industry International Company.
y fully relying on the resources integration advantages of the Group’s state-owned enterprises in Macao, it fully mobilises the broad participation of all sectors of the society to jointly promote the development of local cultural and creative industries.
It strives to further boost the charm of Macao’s culture by promoting art creations by local talents, as well as to create a brand new cultural and artistic experience for the public.
Jay Chun, Chairman of MGEMA, since the first edition of MGS in 2013, the Association has been committed to promoting Macao as a world tourism and leisure center.
It continues to build MGS a sound business platform for technology products and related entertainment industries, bringing more business opportunities for exhibitors, driving business to move forward and the industry to grow as a whole.
He said that this year’s MGS continues to join hands with Nam Kwong Culture And Creativity Industry Company and China National Machinery Industry International Company.
As one of the largest exhibition companies in town, Nam Kwong Culture And Creativity Industry Company has rich experience in exhibitions, while China National Machinery Industry International Company has gained great achievement in mechanical technology.
With this strong alliance, MGS will drive a continuous improvement for entertainment and technology industries of Macao.
Chun believed that as an important platform, MGS has been committed to maintaining a good relationship with local government.
It will continue to strengthen Macao’s position as a key city in the Greater Bay Area and give full play to Macao’s “one center, one platform” role. Meanwhile, MGS continues to provide the best platform for Macao, Asia and international entertainment products and services, playing a key role in promoting Macao’s economic development.
Jin Hong, Deputy Director General of Trade Development Bureau, stated with its unique advantages and charm, and leverage the institutional advantages of “One Country, Two Systems” and policy support from the central government, Macao actively participates in the “Belt and Road” and the construction of the Greater Bay Area.
Macao is becoming an important gateway for China, connecting the country and the world.
It will welcome a broader development prospects.
He said that the scale of MGS has been expanding year by year, while the event also keeps upgrading, more and more remarkable results have also been achieved, and the international influence has been continuously enhanced.
It has become an important presentation stage for the latest scientific and technological research and development achievements, the latest tourism and leisure methods and the latest tourism products.
Jin said that the Trade Development Bureau, as the official trade promotion agency directly under the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, organises High-tech and Lifestyle Import Promotion Event for the first time by taking the help of the MGS platform.
It sets up an import promotion propaganda display area, and hold business matchings for Sino-foreign enterprise, so as to enrich and enhance the effectiveness of MGS, and play the role of Macao as an important business and exhibition center for the Portuguese-speaking Portuguese and Southeast Asian countries.
2019 MGS features seven major topic, including leisure technology, gaming equipment, E-sports, safety system, integrated resort procurement fair, hotel supplies and environmental protection, covering an exhibition area of nearly 20,000 square meters.
It attracts exhibitors from all over the world, showcasing the latest leisure entertainment equipment and technology, cultural and artistic collections.
Macau Telecomunications Company Limited even work with 2019MGS, and be the 5G technology partner of the exhibition.