A Macau association representing the local events industry is launching an online tool by the end of the year aimed at reinvigorating the stalled events industry.
Analysts at Bernstein are expecting a slow recovery of the in-person meetings and events industry, with visitation levels from this subset to return at 2023 at the earliest.
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 147 MICE events were held in the fourth quarter of 2020, and the number of participants and attendees was 515,000.
Galaxy Entertainment Group’s senior vice president of MICE events says the company has already been receiving “a lot of inquiries” for its Galaxy International Convention Center, which is likely to launch in the second half of 2021.
Clarion Gaming confirmed it has postponed plans to hold ICE London and iGB Affiliate London in June this year, pushing the event to February 2022. The decision followed requests from industry.
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the number of MICE events held in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 25 quarter-to-quarter to 63; and the total number of participants and attendees jumped by 1,281 percent to 297,000. Nevertheless, the figures for MICE events and participants and attendees still recorded sharp decreases on a year-on-year basis.
Macau tourism authorities are planning a series of large-scale events to boost overnight visitation, though say the current levels entry of about 24,000 daily are likely to be maintained through year end.
SiGMA Group said it has postponed the summit that was to have been held in Malta in November to February 2021 due to recent developments with the Covid-19 crisis.
SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital has signed a strategic media partnership with Asia Gaming Brief, the region’s leading intelligence and connections provider, to promote and develop a session for the upcoming virtual events, which takes place 8-11 September 2020.
The Ukrainian Gaming Week 2020 has been postponed from October to Nov. 26-27 due to the extension of quarantine measures in the country.