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Macau MICE sector still seen as full of potential

The local MICE sector in Macau is well-positioned to adapt to the new normal, but it will need to change its mindset and prove more attractive integrated solutions for its events, the regional representative for event and marketing agency MCI believes.

Macau MICE events draw 515,000 in Q4

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 147 MICE events were held in the fourth quarter of 2020, and the number of participants and attendees was 515,000.
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Galaxy’s convention center looking at H2 opening

Galaxy Entertainment Group’s senior vice president of MICE events says the company has already been receiving “a lot of inquiries” for its Galaxy International Convention Center, which is likely to launch in the second half of 2021. 

MBS rolls out Mixed Reality capabilities at its expo center

Marina Bay Sands has rolled out Mixed Reality (MR) capabilities at its state-of-the-art Hybrid Broadcast Studio at Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Launched at Singapore’s first hybrid trade show, TravelRevive, the MR technology is set to enlarge the studio’s hybrid tech toolbox, empowering event planners to transform their events.

Macau MICE events on the recovery path

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the number of MICE events held in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 25 quarter-to-quarter to 63; and the total number of participants and attendees jumped by 1,281 percent to 297,000. Nevertheless, the figures for MICE events and participants and attendees still recorded sharp decreases on a year-on-year basis.

MGM Growth bullish on Vegas

While Las Vegas Sands appears prepared to turn its back on the city that bears its name in favour of its Asian resorts, MGM Growth Properties says it still sees significant value in the Strip.
The MICE industry: Will only the small survive?

The MICE industry: Will only the small survive?

Marina Bay Sands has introduced a state-of-the-art hybrid broadcast studio, complete with holograms and virtual reality, as it seeks to salvage its MICE business.

Singapore to allow MICE events of up to 250

The Singapore Tourism Board has said it will start accepting applications for MICE events that can host up to 250 people from October, significantly expanding the current 50-person limit.

Macau MICE events drop by 89.4% in Q2

The number of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition Events (MICE) held in Q2 in Macau dropped by 89.4 percent to just 38 due to Covid-19 cancellations.

Galaxy sees further Covid headwinds, but committed to expansion plans

Galaxy Entertainment said it expects further headwinds from the Covid-19 pandemic after reporting a Q2 loss, but said it remains committed to its expansion plans and its pursuit of a license in Japan. 

All set for the FBM slots expansion campaign in Asia

FBM has been developing its slots offer over the last three years, with operations established in Europe and North America. The company is now accelerating its slots expansion campaign in Asia
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Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.
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Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia’s online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
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Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Dec 2020 Edition

Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Nov 2020 Edition

While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.