Macau to Have its Own Iconic International Convention Centre

Press Room > 2019

By the first half of 2021, Macau will have a world-class event venue. Galaxy Entertainment Group announced at the IBTM China 2019, its latest addition to its integrated resort precinct.

Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) is the new event facility developed by the Group which will have; a total space of 40,000 square metres featuring an exhibition and convention hall with 10,000 square metres of pillar-less space that accommodates up to 7,000 guests and, a 16,000 seat Galaxy Arena that can host concerts and large-scale events which is set to become the ultimate entertainment venue.

In an interview with the managing editor of MICE in Asia in Beijing, Scott Kreegar, the Group’s director of operations development for new resorts mentioned that, the Galaxy International Convention Center will be equipped with the latest immersive technology and when opened, the GICC can be considered as a venue that is the most advanced in terms of technology in the region.

Currently, according to Kreegar, the integrated resort which has Macau’s largest collection of luxury hotel brands under one roof, each of which, have their own MICE facilities with GICC however, the venue is able to provide  more comprehensive MICE facilities on a larger scale with its multiple space configuration hence, targeting bigger MICE business for the integrated resort.

He mentioned that integrated resort aims at capturing the Chinese meetings and incentive business, but is also looking beyond to Japan, Singapore and Europe. The GICC according to him has the advantage of being situated within an integrated resort precinct that is, able to offer organisers and delegates a complete package; from hospitality, entertainment, professional event services, technology, retail outlets, food and beverage and leisure.

On the overall picture, the GICC and the Galaxy integrated resort would like to complement Macau in attracting MICE business. Already Macau has become an attractive destination for MICE with Macau’s long standing association as a historical location rich in culture, gastronomy and now art.

Below:  The ribbon cutting ceremony  held on August 28 at the IBTM China 2019 to announce the opening of  the Galaxy International Convention Center in 2021.  From left to right:  Ruan Wei, Deputy Director General of Trade and Investment Promotion Department of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Dong Hui, Director of the Committee for the Liason with Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese of CPPCC National Council,  Scott Kreegar, Galaxy Entertainment Group’s Director of Operations Development for New Resorts, Chen Zhituan, Director of Enterprise Service Center for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao,  Leong Kit Chi, Director of the  Office of the Macao Special Administrative Region in Beijing and Elaine Wong, Senior Manager of Promotional Activities and Development  of Conventions and Exhibitions Department of Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute.