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Macao Tourism and Culture Summit at MGS unveils speakers

Macao Tourism and Culture Summit at MGS unveils speakers
Organizers of the Macao Tourism and Culture Summit (MTCS), which takes place alongside Macao Gaming Show (MGS) 2015, unveiled a speaker line-up of more than 50 confirmed speakers from throughout the region.
Macau | 11/11/2015

Organizers of the Macao Tourism and Culture Summit (MTCS), which takes place alongside Macao Gaming Show (MGS) 2015, unveiled a speaker line-up of more than 50 confirmed speakers from throughout the region.

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opics will discuss a range of industry and economic issues with a focus on China’s pioneering One Belt One Road strategy.

Government officials and administrators will be at the Summit to explore the OBOR initiative and Macau’s pivotal role in the development of infrastructures around the Asia Pacific region.

Sessions over the three days will also include the rise and rise of lotteries; the emergence of virtual sports in Asia; the impact of the financial crisis on Las Vegas and the lessons that can be applied to Macau; banking and finance in the gaming industry; Electronic Gaming Machines; emerging markets in Asia; and policy issues of any new and emerging jurisdictions.

This year’s Summit at MGS has also drawn on the vast experience of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), which will serve as official organizing partner. The Group has delivered key members of it organization to the MTCS platform, who will be alongside a list drawing in the experience of senior Chinese and Macau figureheads, as well as leading players from the international industry.

MTCS has a vast range of major industry names, including Michael Bresnick, former advisor to President Obama’s Financial Fraud task force; Anthony Cabot of Lewis Roca Rothgerber; Christopher Jones, Managing Director of Union Gaming US; Grant Govertsen of Union Gaming Securities Asia; and Karen Tang, MD of Deutsche Bank.

They will appear alongside experts from the region such as Li HaiBin, President of Renmin University of China; Shen Nan, Project Director of the Chinese Cultural Heritage Protection Foundation; and Zou Yanyi, Chairman of Ao Da Li Ya Dong Fang Ji Tuan, who will be examining the combination of tourism and culture in the area.

Fatima Nunes, MGEMA Secretary, commented: “We know from the research that was undertaken amongst attendees last year, how important the Summit is to them. Attendees have a real thirst for knowledge and being able to, for example, learn about who will be the driving forces behind the ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative, as well as understanding the legislation which governs gaming in Asia Pacific.”

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