uring its three-day program, the 2017 MGS Summit in Macau will examine the pioneering forces of AI and virtual reality and how they will slot into the marketplace alongside Asia's sophisticated land-based casino sector and the rising star of online gaming. It will also drill down into how governments on the Silk Road can develop and diversify their infrastructures in a number of ways, from the iGaming sweep through Asia to the allure of sports betting and esports and from the resurgence of land-based offerings and traditional machine manufacturing to cloud, mobile and databased operations.
Announcing the remit for the Summit, Jay Chun, Chairman of the MGEMA, the influential trade body behind the conference, said, "The international gaming industry has reached a pivotal stage in its development. Next-gen technology is the powerhouse of our business, and the new wave promises so much more for us, especially with the ambitious and lucrative economic project along the Silk Road trading route gathering momentum.
"This year's MGS Summit has to examine the rising forces within our industry, such as new platforms, AI, VR and payment systems, and see how they can pioneer a smarter business ethos across all industries and communities and drive a smarter and healthier economy."
Chun added, "Over here, we now have a multi-trillion-dollar trading plan underway in the shape of the Belt and Road, expanding economies from the East to West. The gaming industry has an opportunity to ensure that our new technology can make cities prosperous both financially and through exciting innovations that bring greater entertainment, education and efficiency to every level of our community.
"The Summit will piece together the process for building a model that will drive the Smart City, Smart Economy ethos across the world."