Japan Gaming Congress

2019 May 16-17
Conrad Tokyo, Japan


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Japan Gaming Congress

30 Apr 2019

Clarion unveils heavyweight speaker line-up ahead of JgC

Less than three weeks out from Japan Gaming Congress, Clarion has confirmed a line-up that includes top speakers from MGM, Goldman Sachs and Hard Rock Japan.

•    Leaders discuss the relationship between gaming and non-gaming elements of IRs 
•    Goldman Sachs and Las Vegas Sands go head-to-head on investment strategies
•    Melco Resorts’ Lawrence Ho shares his experience of integrated resorts

London, 30 April 2019: Anticipation is building in the run up to the fourth Japan Gaming Congress, which kicks off with a stellar speaker line-up on 16 May 2019 in Tokyo.

Clarion Gaming has unveiled an agenda that brings together the most influential operators in Singapore, Macau and beyond, including Las Vegas Sands president and CEO George Tanasijevich, MGM Japan CEO Ed Bowers and Melco chairman Lawrence Ho.

Catch Tanasijevich on day one of the event, discussing investment and finance in an intimate fireside chat with Goldman Sachs Masaru Sugiyama.

Later that day, Bowers will discuss the social and development potential of integrated resorts through his own experience with MGM. The session will uncover the scale and economic potential of IRs, as well taking a multi-industry approach and how to break into the Japanese market successfully. 

Lawrence Ho and Arnaldo Ho both appear in separate sessions on the bill, sharing their unparalleled experience of operating in major IRs in Asia.  

Meanwhile, with Singapore and Macau plunging billions into non-gaming attractions JgC will address the role of other leisure and retail attractions, including appearances from Hard Rock Japan president Ado Machida and president of French luxury hotel and hospitality giant Lucien Barrière Jonathan Strock.

Belgian theatre director Franco Dragone, founder and artistic director of spectacular theatre company Dragone, will also be present to reveal some of the magic behind creating large-scale theatrical events.

'It has never been more important to gather all of these huge Integrated Resort players together, and this hefty line-up really shows the importance of the show.’ 

- Rory Credland, Event Director, Clarion Gaming

JgC is part of the Clarion Gaming portfolio, the conference and exhibition powerhouse behind the gaming industry’s biggest B2B exhibition ICE London. 

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