he importance of G2E Asia to the region’s growing market is reflected by the participation of the giants of the international gaming industry and an expanded exhibition area that is 15% larger than in 2012.
In its most recent projections, the global financial services firm, Morgan Stanley, forecast that Macau’s gaming market – Asian gaming hub and the world's largest casino market - would grow by 13 percent in 2013. These predictions come following a year during which Macau’s gaming revenues reached us$ 38 billion, with monthly revenues for December hitting a record high of 19.6 % – significantly more than the 16-18 % by experts.
The revenue increases have triggered gaming growth across the region in countries like the Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Singapore, as their governments develop local tourism to capture the increasingly affluent Asian market. Fuelled by dynamic economic growth and a rise in disposable income, the demand in these countries for gaming entertainment is growing. PricewaterhouseCoopers forecasts that the Asia-Pacific gambling market will more than double from us$ 34.3 billion in 2010 to us$ 79.3 billion in 2015.
G2E Asia provides unrivalled access to the pan-Asian markets for international gaming equipment suppliers looking to enter this growing market and gives local suppliers the opportunity to expand their reach overseas. So far, some of the world’s biggest gaming companies have already confirmed their participation, including Ainsworth Gaming Technology, Aristocrat Technologies, Aruze Gaming, Bingotimes Digital Technology, Hydako, IGT, Interblock, Konami Gaming, Novomatic Group of Companies, RGB, TCS John Huxley, WMS Gaming, Astro Corporation, Bally Technologies, Jumbo Technology, Gaming Partners International (GPI), SHFL entertainment and JCM Global, to name a few.
"The international gaming industry is in the middle of a period of steady economic growth, and the Asian markets are significant drivers of this success, creating opportunities for agile, informed gaming companies and executives,” said Josephine Lee, Senior Vice President of Reed Exhibitions Greater China. “G2E Asia is the premier gaming industry event on the continent and the best place for companies looking to get ahead to gain a sharp competitive edge.”
To date, 5,500 attendees and 300 Player’s Club members are registered for G2E Asia 2013, and they represent some of the world’s fastest developing gaming nations like South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore. The Player’s Club is part of G2E Asia’s Targeted Attendee Program (TAP), which matches high caliber buyers and other attendees to the international industry’s leading providers of gaming solutions.
G2E Asia 2013 also will serve as a prime platform from which exhibitors can display new products.
Some of the product debuts scheduled for G2E Asia include:
•Inspired Gaming Group’s electronic table games (ETG)
•Weike Gaming Technology’s new games and machines
•Honeywell Security Business’ new MAXPRO VMS integrated security solutions, IP Cameras for casinos and Pro-Watch access control system
•Ace Creation Technology System Company’s futrieval surveillance solution for casinos
•VSR Industries’ high-security locks and custom slot bases
•Exact Office Automation’s Kisan Newton Banknote counter with seven-currency sorting and other new functions
•A selection of Bally Technologies’ newest games and systems
For further details on G2E Asia 2013, visit www.g2easia.com