Marina Bay Sands has introduced a state-of-the-art hybrid broadcast studio, complete with holograms and virtual reality, as it seeks to salvage its MICE business.
The Singapore Tourism Board has said it will start accepting applications for MICE events that can host up to 250 people from October, significantly expanding the current 50-person limit.
The Ukrainian Gaming Week 2020 has been postponed from October to Nov. 26-27 due to the extension of quarantine measures in the country.
The Macau Gaming Show, organized by the Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association, has been cancelled for this year due to the “recent global health and safety situation,” it said.
The number of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition Events (MICE) held in Q2 in Macau dropped by 89.4 percent to just 38 due to Covid-19 cancellations.
G2E Asia said it was dropping plans to run any shows in Asia this year in favour of focusing on its events in 2021.
Japan has made MICE business one of the key pillars of its integrated resort policy, though it’s unlikely to topple Singapore as the regional leader.
Clarion Gaming is evaluating changes to the format of its Japan Gaming Congress as the development of integrated resorts in the country gathers steam, with a view to garnering more involvement from local suppliers and industries.