he new full-day forums will complement G2E Asia’s existing multi-track conference and specialty programming. G2E Asia 2009 is scheduled for June 2-4 at the Cotai Strip CotaiExpo at the Venetian Macau.
“In today’s economic environment, the global gaming industry is presented with serious challenges, the likes of which we have not seen previously. Never before has it been so important for industry professionals to arm themselves with the critical professional knowledge and resources needed to overcome these hurdles” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association.
“The new conference content at G2E Asia 2009 has been designed by the industry, for the industry to provide the unique insight and outlook that will help industry professionals succeed in the Asian markets and beyond,” Fahrenkopf.
On Tuesday, June 2, G2E Asia 2009 conference attendees will attend the Global Markets Forum, which will examine the economic and regulatory issues affecting current and emerging markets from a broad array of gaming jurisdictions in the pan-Asian region. Sessions will include “Asian Opportunities: The Potential of New Gaming Jurisdictions,” “Asian Operations: Gaming Across the Pacific Rim,” “Lessons Learned: Re-Making Macau” and “Cooperation and Conflict: An Overview of Asia’s Regulatory Environment.”
The Global Markets Forum will coincide with the G2E Asia Gaming Management Certificate Program, a comprehensive professional development workshop that is also scheduled for the first day of the conference.
Closing out the G2E Asia 2009 conference on Thursday, June 4 will be the new all-day forum Challenges & Opportunity: The Economy of Gaming, featuring conference sessions created to equip attendees with the tools and resources to navigate today’s economic challenges. This forum will provide an analysis of the current setbacks the industry has experienced and highlight potential opportunities for improvement and change within gaming operations. Sessions will include “Hold Steady: Maintaining Your Market Share,” “A Delicate Balance: Budget, Staff and Customer Service” and “Finding Finance: Capital Expenditures in a Difficult Market.”
The conference at G2E Asia 2009 also will continue to feature conference tracks and sessions dedicated to a variety of other industry topics on Wednesday, June 3. Attendees will learn what’s next for the Asian gaming markets in the keynote session “Asian Analysts: The Future of Gaming in Asia.” In addition, Wednesday programming will include conference tracks examining Casino Design; the Gaming Floor; Marketing; Retail, Dining and Entertainment; and Security and Surveillance. An additional Wild Card conference track will highlight important topics not covered by the other conference tracks.