Inaugural edition of the Asia Gaming Awards to honor the gaming industry

To be held on 17 May 2016 concurrently with G2E Asia, at The Venetian Macao, the Asia Gaming Awards (AGAwards), produced by Asia Gaming Brief, in association with G2E Asia, and The Innovation Group, is an annual event to reward excellence and innovation in the gaming industry, with a clear focus on quality. Companies will be judged in 10 categories spanning the land based and online spheres, with an additional category recognizing the achievements of up and coming leaders in the Asian gaming industry.
 
The categories are:
● Best Casino Operator
● Best Integrated Resort
● Best Casino Design
● Best Table Games Manufacturer
● Best Electronic Game Machine Manufacturer
● Best Industry Supplier
● Best Online Operator
● Best Online Supplier
● Best Mobile Solution
● Outstanding Contribution in the Field of "Innovation"
● Special Recognition of Young Industry Leaders under 40
 
The Organizing Committee comprises senior industry figures who have been selected for their reputation and experience in the Asian gaming industry:
David Green , principal, Newpage Consulting (Chair)
David Rittvo , executive VP international, The Innovation Group
Manuel Neves , former head of the Gaming Inspection Coordination Bureau (DICJ)
Peter Cohen , director, regulatory affairs, The Agenda Group
Tim Craighead , director of Asian research and senior gaming analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
 
David Green , Chair of the Organizing Committee and Judging Panel, said, “These awards are the result of a rigorous process, intended to identify and recognize the very
best players in the gaming industry in Asia. It is not a beauty contest; the criteria used in judging achievement are both comprehensive and objective. The judging panel has a deep understanding of gaming in general, and gaming in Asia in particular. We look forward to the awards becoming an established annual highlight of G2E Asia, and expect that they will be much sought after by the industry. It is important that industry successes are celebrated by the gaming industry, and where better than at G2E Asia”
 
 

David Green AGAwards OC Chair  Luis Pereira AGBrief Managing Director Josephine Lee Reed Exhibitions Vice President

 

Luis Pereira , AGB managing director said “AGB believes in developing the Asia Gaming Awards as a fair, independent platform to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the industry.”
 
Rosalind Wade , AGB managing director, said, “AGB is proud to be spearheading this exciting event with the team at G2E Asia and with The Innovation Group. It will no
doubt become a high point in the Asian gaming events calendar”.
 
The AGAwards Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony will be held at 7:00 pm on 17 May 2016, at The Venetian, Macau. The winners of the ten award categories will be
announced and congratulated before the entire industry.