Forum Cheermeister
Staff member

CONTACT: Albert Miu, (853) 797-3924 or Yolinda Wong, (852) 2965-1632


Keynotes Will Explore The Explosive Growth Of Australasian Markets And The Future Outlook For Asia's Gaming Capital: Macau

MACAU - Gaming professionals planning to attend next months Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) can look forward to a conference program filled with world-class educational content and the unique opportunity to hear directly from industry leaders about the trends and issues affecting the industry in Asia and around the world. G2E Asia, the largest gaming industry trade show and conference event on the continent, will take place June 13-14, 2007 at the Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Center in Macau, SAR, People's Republic of China.

"The prominent speakers at G2E Asia are leading the development of the region, and their unique insights into todays key gaming topics will give G2E Asia attendees access to ideas and solutions that will help them make their gaming businesses more successful in todays global gaming marketplace," said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA). "The high caliber of speakers and conference content being offered at this inaugural event reinforces G2Es continued commitment to providing excellent educational programming for all our attendees."

Fahrenkopf will moderate the opening keynote, entitled State of the Industry: The Growth of Australasian Markets, on Wednesday, June 13. The discussion will address the explosive growth of gaming across Asia as well as the impact this rising market will have on the industry as a whole. Speakers include Mark Yoseloff, Ph.D., chairman & CEO of Shuffle Master, Inc., and Pansy Ho, managing director of Shun Tak Holdings Limited and MGM Grand Paradise.

On Thursday, June 14, Paulo A. Azevedo, executive director of Macau Business Magazine, will moderate the keynote Making it in Macau: Asias Gaming Giant. This session will focus on the continued growth of Macau as well as the markets potential and future outlook. Panelists for the session include David Banks, group COO of Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited; Ian Coughlan, director of hotel operations for Wynn Resorts, Ltd; and Adam Rosenberg, managing director of Goldman, Sachs & Co.

In addition to the keynote events, the conference will explore the important trends that are changing the gaming business and the way gaming is enjoyed. In Turning the Tables: How Technology Will Revolutionize Games and Slots and New Technology: Where Do We Go From Here?, gaming technology experts will examine how the latest technological innovations are fundamentally changing both table games and slot machines. Other conference sessions will provide in-depth analyses of subjects such as law and regulation, operational models and responsible gaming in the Asian gaming markets.

The conference at G2E Asia 2007 is being officially endorsed by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), with campuses in Nevada and Singapore, International Gaming Institute (IGI), which will issue certificates of completion to G2E Asia conference attendees in acknowledgement of their participation.

Preceding the conference on June 12 will be the Gaming Investment Forum, sponsored by Goldman Sachs & Co. The forum will feature a number of renowned corporate leaders and financial practitioners who will offer their expert perspectives on the financial future of leading gaming companies.

G2E Asia is jointly organized by the AGA and Reed Exhibitions as part of the G2E portfolio of events. For more information about G2E Asia and to enjoy Early Bird savings on registration, visit


Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia), formerly Asian Gaming Expo, is the international gaming exhibition and conference dedicated to the Asian gaming markets. Organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, G2E Asia will make its debut in June 2007, defining itself as the leading event for the gaming-entertainment industry in Asia.

The AGA represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues. The association also serves as a clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern.

Reed Exhibitions is the world's leader in organizing a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings. In 2006 Reed brought together more than 6 million industry professions from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held in 34 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia