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.
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.
Asia Pioneer Entertainment, an electronic gaming equipment company, said it plans to begin a sports and sports-related entertainment business in Macau to diversify its income stream.
Clarion Gaming said it has postponed ICE North America, which was due to take place on May 13-14, due to the coronavirus.
The Asia Poker Tour says its upcoming event in Taiwan in March will go ahead as planned, despite the Covid-19 outbreak, though the World Poker Tour is postponing its event on the island and is cancelling another scheduled in Vietnam.
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