G2E Asia Relocates to Singapore

Continuing Macau travel restrictions has forced the operators of G2E Asia to relocate the 2022 version of the show to Marina Bay Sands (l.) in Singapore. The new dates are now August 24-26.

G2E Asia Relocates to Singapore

The oft-delayed G2E Asia has finally settled on new dates—and a new home, at least for this year.

The show, produced by Reed Exhibitions and the American Gaming Association, will be held on August 24-26 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Previously scheduled for a week later at its longtime home, the Venetian in Macau, travel restrictions imposed by the Chinese government made it impossible for the organizers to hold the show.

For this year, the title of the show will be “G2E Asia Special Edition: Singapore.” It will be the first time the show has been held since May 2019 prior to the pandemic.

Unlike Macau, Singapore has dropped almost all restrictions for vaccinated visitors and only requires a negative Covid PCR test to enter the nation. In Macau, visitors are currently required to quarantine for 14 days, followed by another seven days of self-health management.” Organizers could not be assured those stipulations would be removed by the late August dates.

Logistics for exhibitors will continue to be an issue, as they have been for the ICE trade show in London, being held next week. Many large exhibitors pulled out of the show when it was postponed from February to April. A similar downsizing can be expected at G2E Asia undoubtedly.