(Macao, 9 MAY 2017) - Organized by a local Macao association, the MGS Entertainment Show (MGS) has recently been awarded the status as an ‘UFI Approved Event’. As part of this process, UFI has also approved the admission of the Macau Gaming Equipment and Manufacturers Association (MGEMA), owner and organizer of MGS, into full membership of the international authority. The Asia-based expo will promote its new credentials in the build-up to its fifth edition, which will be staged on 14-16 November 2017 at The Venetian Macao.
The prestigious certification, bestowed The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) - the body representing the world's exhibition organizing sector, serves as a global stamp of authority for high quality and accurately audited exhibitions. The UFI accreditation marks a significant step forward in the development of MGS, which has a unique standing in the world's exhibition arena. The show, together with its highly praised Summit, is organized by the industry trade association, owned by its 150 members and supported by the Macau SAR Government through sponsorships and department-run programs.
Commenting on their UFI certification, Jay Chun, MGEMA Chairman, explained: “As a show organized and ran by local Macao association, MGS is approaching its fifth edition this year. We are extremely delighted to have been recognized by the globally renowned UFI association and we are tremendously proud to feature our “UFI Approved Event” logo on the MGS Entertainment Show website. 2016 was a concerted year of growth and development for the exhibition - with a newly branded show, an increased focus on economic diversity, stronger working relationships with trade bodies and government representatives, and a wider range of international exposure than ever before - and this was reflected in a record-breaking event last November.”
Mr. Chun added: “It is encouraging to keep breaking new ground which supports our expansion and our UFI certification definitely fits into that. MGS always aims to deliver something new with each edition of the show, and 2017 will see a focus on technology, AI and the innovation that not only drives the gaming industry forward but helps develop a more diversified leisure and entertainment offering to the market.”
The MGS Entertainment Show will stage its fifth edition on 14-16 November 2017 at the Venetian Macao. The topic of the show this year is “The Belt & Road – Smart City”. The unique geographical location of Macao connects the countries along the Belt and Road to the major cities in China, sharing the special features of each country’s unique tourism and entertainment elements. Moreover, through the topic of “Smart City”, the focus of the show will also be on the sectors of the new generations – the developers, the programmers and the innovators. MGS is strived to bring in the major players of the world to introduce the top classes of technologies, so as to raise the newest standard of gaming, entertainment and leisure provisions.
Last year, the 2016 MGS marked another year of growth with the exhibition bringing in over 170 exhibitors and circa 14,000 B2B visitors from more than 60 countries. The UFI approved status provides a significant boost to the exhibition's development with the accreditation announcement reinforcing the show's ambitions with UFI delivering "proof of high quality, providing exhibitors and visitors alike with the assurance of making a sound business investment."
About the Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA):
MGEMA was established in 2012, representing businesses from the broad based gaming, entertainment and leisure sectors. It reaches ranges from companies working on research, development and manufacturing of gaming equipment, to tourism and culture organizations, and the young entrepreneurs driving technology, innovation and new business platforms for a stronger economy. A pioneer of the “Made in Macau” brand, MGEMA aims to raise the international reputation of the Macau business community and to help its members increase their market share through wider trading opportunities.
About MGS Entertainment Show (MGS):
Organized by MGEMA, MGS marks its fifth edition in 2017. Over the past four years, MGS has emerged as the region’s primary showcase for the most innovative and creative product launches, technological developments and business networking for the casino, leisure and service sectors. It is a show established and ran by local Macao representatives with the great support from the Macao SAR government.
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