Inside Asian Gaming announces official judging panel for 2022 Asian Gaming Power 50 – IAG

Inside Asian Gaming has introduced the official judging panel for the 2022 Asian Gaming Power 50, with all eight panelists from 2021 returning this 12 months.
The panel will probably be chaired by IAG Vice Chairman and CEO Andrew W Scott, with the opposite seven judges being IAG Managing Editor Ben Blaschke, former MGM China CEO and Executive Director Grant Bowie, Chairman of (*50*) Consulting David Green, Professor Desmond Lam from the University of Macau, Managing Director of Yeewood Consultancy Ltd Melina Leong, Managing Partner at MdME Lawyers Rui Pinto Proença and The Innovation Group’s Michael Zhu.
Andrew W Scott is a gaming trade skilled and media writer, commentator and journalist who moved to Hong Kong in 2005 after which Macau in 2009, when he based O MEDIA, certainly one of Macau’s largest media corporations. O MEDIA’s flagship asset is Inside Asian Gaming (IAG). He could be very lively within the Macau neighborhood, holds a number of gaming-related skilled affiliations and frequently seems on media all through the world. He accomplished a Master of Science in International Integrated Resort Management on the University of Macau in 2019.
Ben Blaschke is a former sports activities journalist from Sydney who moved into gaming as Editor of PokerNews Australasia in 2008. He joined O MEDIA as Managing Editor of World Gaming Magazine in February 2013 and have become Managing Editor of Inside Asian Gaming in 2016. He is instrumental within the manufacturing of IAG Breakfast Briefing every day and oversees the creation of all editorial content material for IAG.
Grant Bowie’s distinguished profession has included virtually 20 years in Macau the place he oversaw the opening of Wynn Macau, MGM Macau and MGM Cotai. He can be a former member of the Asian Gaming Power 50, having made the checklist on 4 separate events – most lately coming in at quantity 12 in 2019, shortly earlier than his retirement.
David Green is founder and Chairman of (*50*) Consulting, an organization he established in Macau early in 2010. He lived in Macau for greater than 14 years and labored with the SAR Government in relation to the liberalization and regulation of the on line casino trade. He is a former head of the gaming regulator in South Australia and advises governments round Asia and the world on the regulation of their gaming industries.
Desmond Lam is a Professor in Integrated Resort and Tourism Management on the University of Macau. He has written and offered extensively on gaming-related points and his articles are featured in premier commerce publications. Desmond has carried out quite a few college programs and govt workshops in gaming, advertising, tourism and hospitality.
Melina Leong, Managing Director of Yeewood Consultancy Limited, has over 30 years’ expertise in public relations, company affairs, neighborhood affairs and occasion administration. She has held senior positions in varied corporations together with Chief Operating Officer at Cotai Water Jet, and SVP of Public Relations and Community Affairs at Sands China Limited. She presently serves as a member of the twelfth Shaanxi Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, as Macao delegate of the thirteenth govt committee of The Guangdong Women’s Federation, Director of the Macao Chamber of Commerce, and a Macao member of the China Overseas Friendship Association.
Rui Pinto Proença is the Managing Partner of MdME, a number one Macau legislation agency with places of work in Hong Kong and Lisbon. He focuses his observe on the gaming sector, the place he frequently acts for on line casino operators, buyers and gaming expertise corporations in Macau and throughout the Asia-Pacific area. He additionally assists governments in rising markets in creating their gaming insurance policies and regulatory frameworks.
Michael Zhu is Partner/SVP of International Operations Planning & Analysis at The Innovation Group, the place he applies a complete analytical talent set whereas exploiting his distinctive cultural context and leveraging his in-depth improvement and operational expertise within the associated sectors. He was beforehand with Las Vegas Sands, the place he oversaw a broad array of initiatives to ascertain and improve monetary planning and evaluation for Sands China properties in Macau and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore amongst others.
This 12 months’s checklist will probably be introduced on the Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner, to be held within the Philippines for the primary time on 4 November 2022 at City of Dreams Manila. This may also be the primary time within the 15-year historical past of the Asian Gaming Power 50 that the annual Black Tie Gala Dinner has been held exterior Macau.
Established in 2008, the Asian Gaming Power 50 has constructed a fame because the definitive information to essentially the most influential folks within the Asian gaming trade over the previous 12 months.
The Gala Dinner will see IAG rely down this 12 months’s “Big 50” whereas visitors take pleasure in a effective eating meal, energetic leisure and the corporate of many trade friends and influencers. The checklist will probably be introduced in a wide range of attention-grabbing methods by famend VIPs.
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