Clarion Events, organiser of the first Japan Gaming Congress which takes place in Tokyo May 14th- 16th, has described the line-up of speakers as representing the most influential gathering of experts ever assembled to discuss the development of gaming in Japan. Support for the inaugural Japan Gaming Congress continues to gather pace with Clarion confirming that so far a total of 30 speakers drawn from the worlds of gaming, academia, social policy, the law and finance will be providing their unique insight on gaming in Japan.
Clarion’s Rory Credland, Senior Producer responsible for Japan Gaming Congress said: “Based on our experience gained delivering world class gaming events such as ICE, GiGse, EiG and the Brasilian Gaming Congress, which we launched in 2013, we are extremely confident and excited at how the first Japan Gaming Congress is taking shape.
“Our speakers are all experts in their respective fields and qualified to deliver unique perspectives across all of the issues and from every angle; major blue chip companies form a portfolio of elite commercial sponsors supporting Japan Gaming Congress and the response from paying delegates has been immense with representatives from the UK, Australia, Taiwan, Macau, Europe, the US and of course Japan already booked. All of this is set against the most opportune timing possible coinciding with the DIET vote on the bill. As one of the Congress sponsors, Tom Nieman, Vice President of Global Marketing at JCM said: ‘… its going to be an exciting time in May and Clarion’s timing for the Congress could be perfect!’ ”
The Congress will focus on key issues such as the implementation of the IR model in Japan, local and international collaboration, the political landscape and legislative process, licensing procedures for gaming manufacturers and the potential impact from other emerging jurisdictions on the viability and sustainability of IRs in Japan.