G2E Asia, Macau’s premier gaming trade show, was rescheduled from its originally dates in May to late July a due to concerns about the Covid-19 outbreak. As impacts of the contagion continue to be felt, the show has been rescheduled a second time, and now is set to be held December 1-3 at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Expo Center.
In a statement, organizers Reed Exhibitions and the American Gaming Association said, “Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and continued travel and commercial restrictions, it is not possible to hold G2E Asia in July as originally planned. … We look forward to continuing to support Macau’s resilient gaming industry and its recovery when we reconvene in December.”
It added the “difficult decision” to postpone for a second time the 2020 edition had been based on “continued monitoring of the global health crisis,” and had been made “in consultation” with the event’s customers and the Macau government.
Josephine Lee, chief operating officer of Reed Exhibitions China, said, “The rapidly evolving situation makes it too difficult to host G2E Asia in a safe environment this summer. Based on our continued monitoring of the global health crisis, and in consultation with our customers and the Macau government, we have made the decision to postpone G2E Asia to December.”
She added: “The health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, and employees is paramount.”