Japan Gaming Congress Will Empower All Who Attend Regarding Upcoming IRs

Lee R. - May 15, 2019

Integrated Resorts is the key to entering the Japanese market, and Thursday JgC will tell the world how.

Clarion's fourth Japan Gaming Congress is coming up, just in time for the big IR movement.

Key Timing

Taking place this coming Thursday, May 16-17 at the Conrad Tokyo, Japan, the event comes just before the first Integrated Resort IR licences are to be issued, at the most opportune time to harness the benefits of the Integrated Resorts (IRs) movement in one of Asia's economic superpowers.

Format and Attendees

The two day event will offer gaming professionals in Japan the best way forward for IRs. The event will be hosting operators, regulators, government representatives and suppliers in a focused business-to-business format.

Operators Giving Speeches

JgC will feature eleven key operators in the development of IR's under one roof. IR movers and shakers in Japan who will appear include Lucien Barriere President Jonathan Strock; Marina Bay Sans CEO and President George Tanasijevich; Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho; Melco Resorts Chief Marketing Brand Officer Freddie Winckler; SMJ SA Director and ACOO; MGM Japan CEO Ed Bowers; Wynn Resorts Development and Wynn Japan President Chris Gordon; Galaxy Entertainment General Manager Satoshi Okabe, and Galaxy Entertainment Chief Operating Officer Ted Chan.


These names and more will be on hand to share expert opinions and forecasts to inform the gaming operators and suppliers, government, international IR’s, fine dining restaurants, prefectures and the finance community about the 30 billion dollar IR launch phase in Japan.

Highlight Discussions

Intriguing discussions set for JgC includes top speakers from MGM, Goldman Sachs and Hard Rock Japan discussing the relationship between gaming and non-gaming elements of IRs; a head-to-head discussion amongst Goldman Sachs and Las Vegas Sands on investment strategies; and Ho's expert opinion on integrated resorts.

Key Themes

Tanasijevich's fireside chat with investment and finance Goldman Sachs Masaru Sugiyama on Day 1 will be followed later in the day by Bower drawing on his vast MGM experience to assess the potential of IR's in a multi-industry approach that will reveal for the first time how to break into the Japanese market successfully.


The IR discussions abound, making Thursday's upcoming JgC particularly vital due to all the new and timely information at the dawn of an historic moment for Japanese Gaming that gives outsiders the best potential ever to get foothold in the Japanese market.

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