G2E Asia 2009 to address gaming industry challenge

Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) is set to expand its conference content this year to include two new full-day conference forums – Global Markets Forum and Challenges & Opportunity: The Economy of Gaming – designed to offer insight into the key issues currently facing the international gaming community.

In a company statement released Tuesday, organisers said “the new full-day programs will complement G2E Asia’s existing multi-track conference and speciality programming.”
G2E Asia 2009 is scheduled to take place between June 2 and 4 at the Venetian Macau.

gIn today’s economic environment, the global gaming industry is presented with serious challenges, the likes of which we have not seen previously. Never before has it been so important for industry professionals to arm themselves with the critical professional knowledge and resources needed to overcome these hurdles” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association.

“The new conference content at G2E Asia 2009 has been designed by the industry, for the industry to provide the unique insight that will help industry professionals succeed in the Asian market and beyond.”

On day one of the conference, attendees will attend the Global Markets Forum, which will examine the economic and regulatory issues affecting current and emerging markets in the pan-Asian region. According to organisers, sessions will include “Asian Opportunities: The Potential of New Gaming Jurisdictions,” “Asian Operations: Gaming Across the Pacific Rim,” “Lessons Learned: Re-Making Macau” and “Cooperation and Conflict: An Overview of Asia’s Regulatory Environment.” The Global Markets Forum will coincide with the G2E Asia Gaming Management Certificate Program, a comprehensive professional development workshop that is also scheduled for the first day of the conference.

The conference will continue to feature sessions and conference tracks dedicated to a variety of other industry topics on its second day, while the closing day will be an all-day forum on Challenges & Opportunity: The Economy of Gaming, featuring conference sessions created to equip attendees with the tools and resources to navigate today’s economic challenges.