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Press release from: Reed Exhibitions - G2E Asia

G2E Asia - The Premier Event for the Asian Gaming Industry

G2E Asia - The Premier Event for the Asian Gaming Industry

MACAU – Dr. Stanley Ho, a leader and pioneer in international gaming, will be honored with the G2E Asia Visionary Award during Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) 2009. The second annual G2E Asia Visionary award recognizes Dr. Ho’s key role in the Macau gaming market’s growth and success. He will receive the award prior to his opening keynote the first day of G2E Asia 2009, which is open to all attendees.

“Dr. Stanley Ho, whose name is synonymous with the Asian gaming entertainment industry, has a long and rich history in this thriving market,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. “His work helped lay the foundation for gaming in Macau and, given his entrepreneurial spirit and expertise, we are excited to hear his thoughts during his keynote address.”

As managing director of both the Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau and Sociedade de Jogos de Macau in Macau, and chairman of the publicly listed SJM Holdings Limited in Hong Kong, Dr. Ho has been an instrumental figure in the development of gaming in Macau. In addition, he is involved in a variety of business sectors in Macau, Hong Kong and China and has played a vital part in the region’s economic development and growth. Dr. Ho also serves as group executive chairman of the Hong Kong listed Shun Tak Holdings Limited and is involved with a number of business, educational and philanthropic associations.

Dr. Ho has received a number of decorations and honours from governments around the world.

“I am honoured to be awarded the G2E Asia Visionary Award. This award affirms what I have done over the years for Macau’s gaming business and for the overall community. Fulfilling my obligations to society is such a wonderful source of happiness and satisfaction,” said Dr. Ho.

The G2E Asia Visionary Award recognizes leaders who have contributed to the success and expansion of the thriving Asian gaming-entertainment market. Last year’s inaugural award honored the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, founder of Genting Group.

G2E Asia is the premier gaming exhibition and conference event dedicated to the Asian gaming markets. G2EAsia 2009 is scheduled for June2-4 at the Cotai Strip® CotaiExpo™ at the Venetian Macao. For more information about G2E Asia, and to register for free exhibits-only admission and early bird discounts to the conference, visit

Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia), formerly Asian Gaming Expo, is the international gaming exhibition and conference dedicated to the Asian gaming markets. Organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, G2E Asia made its debut in June 2007, defining itself as the leading event for the gaming entertainment industry in Asia.

The AGA represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues. The association also serves as a clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern.

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading event organizer, with over 470 events in 37 countries. In 2008 Reed brought together over seven million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 38 fully staffed offices.

Macau Business, a 132-page monthly magazine is De Ficção Multimedia Projects’ flagship publication. Launched in May 2004, focuses on Macau’s business community and economy and has achieved immense market credibility and penetration – in both circulation and reach - owing to its present monthly circulation of 20,000 issues and an aggregate growth rate of 800 percent to date. Besides local and international availability, its subscribers span South East Asia, North America and Europe.

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