ne of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR)’s most awaited annual events, connecting a variety industries, MGS Entertainment Show will run across 12th to 14th November in Cotai Expo Hall A & B of The Venetian Macao.
Around 30 first-time exhibitors will make their presence be noticed in an event that expects a total of 150 exhibitors from different industries related to Hospitality and Entertainment, from 12-14 November at The Venetian. In the first six editions, MGS never stopped growing, doubling the number of visitors from 2013 until 2018, when it reached 16800 attendees, and surpassing a 75% growth in terms of exhibition size. Organizers expect further growth due to the larger scale of the event with stronger partners, both from Macau and Mainland China.
This year, the show counts on the participation of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China-Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. Another highlight will be the inclusion of MGS in the CCTV’s (China Central Television) documentary on the 20 years after the SAR’s handover. MGS has continuously reinforced its position within the Central Government's strategic vision and plans for the region, namely the Great Bay Area development, as well as within the city’s objective to diversify its economy in order to become a world leader in leisure and entertainment.
In terms of technology, it is the co-operation between MGS and local telecommunications provider, CTM that will draw the most attention. Professionals and other visitors will observe the endless opportunities of 5G technology including in the gaming industry.
Paulo Martins Chan, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) Director will present the opening speech. The important development of the Great Bay Area (GBA), a strategic objective, will show new targets and open the first day of Summit major discussions. Young entrepreneurs such as Kevin Ho will discuss opportunities and challenges in the important GBA. Other challenges are the ones presented by the Smart Hotel concept. This panel discussion is the cooperation between the Faculty of Business Administration (University of Macau) and MGS.
The second day will address the opportunity that gaming in Japan represents to the whole industry. Japanese new trends and latest developments will occupy the entire morning, while in the afternoon specialists will analyze the impact of EGM machines in the diversification of the local gaming industry.
Diversification and integration are main topics for the third and last day of the Summit. Not to be missed is ICBC (Macau)'s project that will help SMEs (small to mid-size enterprises) seize opportunities in both the SAR and the GBA, and how financial technology empowers business development.
During MGS, another summit will take place with more than 40 panels. Called Global Digital Entertainment Summit, the 3-day event will see experts talk about a variety of themes that shape the technological world. The new competitive environment, the always exciting world of E-sports, game publishing and 5G and cloud gaming driving industry are just few of many topics that will be discussed in detail.
In order to incorporate the government’s vision to establish ‘One Centre, One Platform’ in Macau, this year MGS is positioning itself as a window to promote the globalization and competitiveness of Chinese Enterprises. MGS will introduce ‘The Capital of Gifts,’ from Yiwu city, specialized in the most creative souvenirs that for sure will catch the exhibitors' attention. YongKang city will be present as well, showing advanced hardware products for the Hospitality industry.