G2E Asia opens this week

12 June 2007

MACAU, China -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E
Asia), the premier gaming exhibition and conference event dedicated to the
Asian gaming markets, debuts this week, June 13-14, at the Macau Tower
Convention & Entertainment Centre. Jointly organized by the American Gaming
Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions as part of the G2E portfolio of
events, G2E Asia is expected to attract 3,000 visitors, representing an
over 65 percent increase from attendance at last year's Asian Gaming Expo,
which G2E acquired in 2006.

The inaugural G2E Asia boasts a sold-out exhibition space over three
floors, featuring nearly 80 top-notch exhibitors on 6,000 square meter of
exhibit space, posting a 100 percent increase in exhibitor participation
over last year.

"Our flagship G2E event in Las Vegas has always drawn hundreds of
attendees from Asia, and we at the AGA and Reed Exhibitions saw the need
for the same caliber of trade show and conference event in Asia to
specifically address the needs and interests of the industry's
fastest-growing marketplace," said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and
CEO of the AGA, at a pre-event media briefing. "We are extremely pleased to
bring a sold out exhibition space to Macau this year, and next year, when
G2E Asia moves to the 1.2 million square feet of exhibit and meeting space
at the Venetian Macao, the show will grow even bigger."

G2E Asia will offer the largest gaming exhibition show in Asia with
participation by several of the world's leading gaming manufacturers
including Aristocrat Technologies, Bally Technologies, Konami Australia,
IGT Asia, Stargames (a Shuffle Master International Company) and Elixir
Group. Over the course of the two-day event, exhibitors will showcase a
wide range of new products and services for all aspects of the gaming,
hospitality and entertainment industries, some of which will be on display
for the first time in Asia.

"The explosion of gaming in Macau has translated into increased demand
for gaming machines of all kinds," said Brooke Dunn, president of the
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM). "We expect that
number to grow significantly especially for slot machines in the next three
years, including more games with Asian themes."

G2E Asia 2007 will also feature a conference program full of renowned
industry leaders, from both Asian and international gaming markets, who
will offer their insights on issues vital to the continued success of
gaming in Asia. Conference sessions topics will include: opportunities and
challenges of industry growth in Asia; how to decide what operating model
works best for different markets; meeting infrastructure challenges in new
gaming jurisdictions; how technology is changing table games and slot
machines; the importance of responsible gaming; regulation and compliance
on a global scale; and more.


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