Company: Las Vegas Sands
Family Name: Tanasijevich
Given Name: George
Role: Managing Director, Global Development; President and CEO of Marina Bay Sands
Profile: Tanasijevich has been the president and CEO of Marina Bay Sands, as well as managing director of global development at Las Vegas Sands, since 2011. He previously worked at CapitaLand Limited (Singapore) and General Growth Properties (United States). Although physically based in Singapore, Tanasijevich has been leading Las Vegas Sands’ efforts to gain a license in the Japanese market.
Las Vegas Sands has announced that it has become a top-tier sponsor for the Summer Sonic 2019 rock music festival to be held at Osaka’s Maishima Sonic Park for three days from August 16.
The University of Macau organized an event on Saturday at a hotel in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, to pass along to a Japanese audience Macau’s experience in developing an IR industry.
Las Vegas Sands’ Managing Director for Global Development George Tanasijevich has offered the clearest statement yet that his firm is now following MGM Resorts in pursuing an “Osaka First” strategy.
Las Vegas Sands would apparently like to build the largest IR in Japan, but they are currently unsure whether that entails focusing on the more certain prospect of Osaka, or else waiting for the possible emergence of Tokyo or Yokohama.
Las Vegas Sands, whose campaign in Japan has been very low-profile in recent months, emerged back into the public light on Wednesday with Managing Director for Global Development George Tanasijevich speaking at an Osaka seminar as well as giving an interview with the local branch of the Sankei Shinbun.
The development of the homely man-made island of Yumeshima in Osaka Bay into a glittering center of international attention has progressed from just an ambitious prospect to an impending reality now that the Bureau International des Expositions has agreed that the 2025 World Expo will be hosted there.
One of the unintended effects of the opening of IRs in Japan in the mid-2020s may be to force the Japanese government to allow more foreign workers into the country, the Sankei Shinbun pointed out this weekend.
Two major US operators, Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts, delivered press releases hailing the passage of the IR Implementation Act shortly after it occurred on Friday night.
Las Vegas Sands quietly became the fifth international IR operator to throw its weight behind Osaka’s bid to become host of the 2025 World Expo at the city’s Yumeshima location.
Nightclub brand Marquee will make its Asian debut at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore as part of a series of new initiatives designed to boost the resort as a nightlife destination.