The organiser of the annual gaming expo G2E Asia announced on Tuesday the event’s postponement from May 19-21 to July 28-30 at The Venetian in Cotai in response to the novel coronavirus epidemic.
A brief statement from G2E Asia received by The Macau Post Daily tonight said that the company has “carefully monitored the global health crisis related to the [novel] coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Our top priority is ensuring a safe environment for employees, visitors, partners, and exhibitors at the Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia). In consultation with our exhibitors and the Macau government, and out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing G2E Asia 2020.”
According to the statement, G2E Asia is now scheduled for July 28-30 at The Venetian Macao.
“We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause,” the statement said, adding: “We will continue to monitor the situation and remain in close contact with all G2E Asia stakeholders in the coming weeks.”
According to its official website, “Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) is the premier international gaming-entertainment exhibition and conference dedicated to the Asian gaming-entertainment market.”
Organised by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, G2E Asia got off the ground in June 2007, the website (www.g2easiamacau.com) points out, adding that G2E Asia is part of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) portfolio of events.
G2E is the largest event for the global gaming-entertainment industry and is held annually in Las Vegas, according to the website.