Having already been put back from March 2020 to the last week of July, the ASEAN Gaming Summit is now hoping to take place from September 22 to 23.
The event is due to take place at Shangri La at the Fort Manila in the Philippines but, like everything in these uncertain teams, could still be subject to change.
Asia Gaming Brief & ASEAN Gaming Summit Managing Directors Rosalind Wade and Luis Pereira said: “AGB was one of the first to recognise the seriousness of the situation and announced the postponement of our flagship ASEAN Gaming Summit.Unfortunately, things have got worse rather than better, and with the recent announcement that even the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to next year, it now looks as though the July date might still be too early for people to plan.
“We are therefore taking the decision to move the dates of the event again, this time to September 22 to 23. In addition, we are looking at reducing the number of event days from three to two, and to eliminate the exhibition portion of the event, to be replaced with alternative networking formats and options. We do not take these measures lightly but feel that this will give our customers some level of comfort and ability to plan ahead. Of course, we do not have a crystal ball and cannot guarantee with certainty that everything will be back to normal by then, but we do hope that by then schools will be back in session and some level of normality will have returned.”
The AGB team has itself taken measures to isolate and protect ourselves and we are all safe in our respective homes as of now, which range from Macau, Australia, the Philippines, New Zealand, Spain, and the UK.
Ms Wade and Mr Pereira added: “As a small company but one with a large reach, many of our customers are personally known to us and, in many instances, friends, so we know how difficult everyone is finding this situation. We would like to take this opportunity to say how much we appreciate the unwavering support that many of you have shown us during this time. It is now that relationships matter more than ever, and we will continue to strive to work together to find workable solutions and alleviate as much stress as possible for us all.”