Macau – Government bodies back MGS showBy Lewis - 23 July 2014
The Macao Gaming Show (MGS) is elated to have received the support from two influential government departments. Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) and Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) have agreed to be the supporting organisation for MGS. Their support is regarded as a great motivator and an endorsement of what the organisers have achieved in promoting the healthy development of the gaming industry as well as the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry in Macau. It is also recognition of MGS’s efforts in supporting the government policy plan of diversifying the Macau economy, helping to raise the international profile of Macau as an undisputed centre for the gaming industry and a leading destination for MICE.
Jay Chun, Chairman of Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA), the organiser of MGS, said: “As the only gaming exhibition to receive these endorsements, we are honoured and extremely proud. IPIM is a government agency designated to promote trade and investment activities of the territory. Last year, MGS attracted 102 exhibitors and 8,000 visitors, many of them came from overseas. With support from IPIM, we hope that MGS 2014 can attract more international gaming companies to do business in or invest into Macau. The high profile that MGS has built on the international stage is recognised as being of great importance to the economy. With more business people traveling to Macau, it helps to create better trade opportunities and open channels for international co-operation.
“DICJ has very close involvement with our industry. They provide guidance on the definition and execution of the economic policies on gaming to the Chief Executive of Macau SAR. Gaming is now the pillar industry in Macau and of course it is fitting to have a leading exhibition which knows the local industry and represents it on the world stage. The success of the gaming business in Macau is primarily due to the policy support by the governments of the People’s Republic of China and Macau SAR. Once again, we are honoured to have received the support of DICJ.”
Macao Gaming Show is the first large scale gaming and entertainment exhibition organised and run by Macau organisations and supported by government departments. MGS 2014 will have a floor area of over 10,000 m2. Exhibitors and buyers eyeing the Asian market will be coming from all corners of the world. The show covers six gaming industry segments, including a wide range of gaming equipment, fixtures, accessories, and services. As 2014 is the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau SAR, MGS will also be celebrating this special event during the show.