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China – Macao Gaming Show attendees to receive subsidy funding

By - 30 May 2014

Qualified buyers may be eligible to receive official state subsidies to cover some or part of their travel and accommodation costs when attending November’s Macao Gaming Show (MGS) the only exhibition which is ‘By Asia For The World’.

The subsidised travel and accommodation is part of the Direccao dos Servicos de Economia’s (DSE) Exhibition Stimulation Program which seeks to enhance the competitive edge of Macau’s convention and exhibition industry and the marketing of Macau as a successful and vibrant destination city for commerce.

Marina Wong, General Manager and Event Director for MGS, said: “This is a progressive and welcome initiative from the DSE and one which makes it even more attractive for what are termed Qualified Buyers to attend Asia’s most significant gaming exhibition. We are currently finalising the precise level of subsidy, however to qualify, all air tickets, jetfoil tickets and hotel accommodation in Macao has to be booked through the nominated agents. To fit the criteria for a Qualified Buyer, visitors are required to supply MGS with a letter detailing their involvement in the gaming/leisure/hospitality sectors. This level of verification serves to ensure that our international visitors at MGS are authentic buyers who have influence on the decision-making process.”

She added: “We are very pleased with the response we have received from exhibitors, visitors, dignitaries and VIPs to the second MGS which is being held between November 18 to 20 at the Venetian Macao. There is a real sense of energy and anticipation for the second MGS and everything it has to offer in terms of new products, new opportunities, networking and access to the real influencers and decision makers in Asia. The panel of event organisers and co–organisers behind MGS are considered ‘insiders’ of the Asian gaming industry and are being heavily supported by all of the regional players. I am confident that MGS will provide a professional platform for the gaming and hospitality sectors based in Asia.”

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