e will receive the award prior to his opening keynote the first day of G2E Asia 2009, which is open to all attendees. “Stanley Ho, whose name is synonymous with the Asian gaming entertainment industry, has a long and rich history in this thriving market,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association.
“His work helped lay the foundation for gaming in Macau and, given his entrepreneurial spirit and expertise, we are excited to hear his thoughts during his keynote address.” He added.¨
As managing director of both the Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau and Sociedade de Jogos de Macau in Macau, and chairman of the publicly listed SJM Holdings Limited in Hong Kong, Ho has been an instrumental figure in the development of gaming in Macau. In addition, he is involved in a variety of business sectors in Macau, Hong Kong and China and has played a vital part in the region’s economic development and growth. Ho also serves as group executive chairman of the Hong Kong listed Shun Tak Holdings Limited and is involved with a number of businesses, educational and philanthropic associations.
Ho has received a number of decorations and honors from governments around the world. “I am honored to be awarded the G2E Asia Visionary Award. This award affirms what I have done over the years for Macau’s gaming business and for the overall community. Fulfilling my obligations to society is such a wonderful source of happiness and satisfaction,” said Dr. Ho.
The G2E Asia Visionary Award recognizes leaders who have contributed to the success and expansion of the thriving Asian gaming-entertainment market. Last years inaugural award honored the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, founder of Genting Group.
G2E Asia is the premier gaming exhibition and conference event dedicated to the Asian gaming markets. G2EAsia 2009 is scheduled for June2-4 at the Cotai Strip CotaiExpo at the Venetian Macao.
For more information about G2E Asia, and to register for free exhibits-only admission and early bird discounts to the conference, people should visit www.G2EAsia.com.