Organizers Reed Exhibitions and the American Gaming Association have announced the cancellation of both G2E Asia and G2E Asia @ the Philippines due to ongoing global travel restrictions as a result of COVID-19.
Originally scheduled to be held in May, G2E Asia at The Venetian Macao had already been postponed twice – first until July then again to December – while G2E Asia @ the Philippines was due to be held on 3 and 4 November.
In a Thursday announcement, the organizers said both have now been canceled completely for 2020 with G2E Asia to return from 25 to 27 May 2021 at The Venetian Macao and G2E Asia @ the Philippines to reconvene at the Manila Marriott Hotel on 10 and 11 November 2021.
“G2E Asia made the difficult decision to postpone its 2020 shows as continued travel and commercial restrictions present too much uncertainty for holding successful and safe events this year,” said Josephine Lee, Chief Operating Officer of Reed Exhibitions China.
“In consultation with our customers, exhibitors and local authorities, we explored every option to safely hold these programs this year, but ultimately found the best course of action is to postpone for 2021.
“By shifting our focus to 2021, we can ensure that we meet the high expectations for these important events that we share with our valued attendees and exhibitors. This postponement will ease show preparations for all G2E stakeholders and allow us to focus on the safest and most successful G2E Asia events yet in 2021.”
The AGA announced in July that it had cancelled this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, originally scheduled for 5 to 8 October, on similar concerns.