Company: MGM Resorts
Family Name: Bowers
Given Name: Ed
Role: Representative Officer & CEO
Profile: Bowers is MGM Resorts International’s executive vice-president of global development and also has been CEO of MGM Resorts Japan since its establishment in 2014.
MGM Resorts has formed a partnership with the regional powerhouse Orix Corporation in its bid to be selected by the Osaka prefectural government for IR development at Yumeshima.
The executives of the six international IR operators who participated in last month’s Kansai IR Showcase probably didn’t realize that among the Japanese reporters peppering them with questions was at least one representing the Japan Communist Party newspaper Akahata.
Proposals put forward for license renewals in Japan are complicated and may make IR projects more expensive to fund, potentially reducing investment amounts.