Keynotes at G2E Asia 2010 to focus on future of Asian gaming
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Attendees of the G2E Asia 2010 conference and the G2E Asia Gaming Management Certificate Program will receive an exclusive opportunity to investigate the future of Asia’s gaming jurisdictions.
“The Asian gaming industry has weathered its own unique challenges over the past year, but the opportunities for development and growth in Asia continue to draw significant interest from the gaming industry, both regionally and worldwide,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. “The keynotes at G2E Asia 2010 will offer attendees a visionary perspective on the future of Asian gaming and provide valuable insights that will allow industry professionals to position their businesses for success.”
Attendees of the G2E Asia 2010 conference and the G2E Asia Gaming Management Certificate Program will receive an exclusive opportunity to investigate the future of Asia’s gaming jurisdictions during the conference keynote on Tuesday, June 8. Francis Lui, deputy chairman of K. Wah Group and Galaxy Entertainment Group, will be the featured speaker. Lui has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of construction materials, property development and investments, hospitality and entertainment. He is now directing the development of a 2,200-room integrated gaming resort, Galaxy Macau, which will cater exclusively to Asian customers and is set to open in early 2011.
The keynote event on June 9 will feature gaming machine innovator Len Ainsworth, the 2010 recipient of the G2E Asia Visionary Award. After the awards presentation, Ainsworth will share with attendees his observations about the rapid development of gaming technologies over the past few decades and his thoughts about the technological innovations that will continue to change the industry in the years to come.
On June 10, renowned architect Paul Steelman will share his insights on the outlook for the gaming industry and properties in the Asia Pacific region in “The Future of Casinos and Gaming in Asia.” As CEO of Steelman Partners, he has been intimately involved with the development of casino resort projects around the world for clients including Hard Rock Casinos, Harrah’s Entertainment, MGM Mirage and Sun International. Locally, his firm is playing an ongoing role in the designing of Macau’s Cotai Strip, as well as the Ho Tram Strip in Vietnam’s Vung Tau Province. In this highly visual presentation, Steelman will take attendees on journey through the evolution of casino resort design in Asia and offer predictions about the casino resorts of the future.