by Meetings & Conventions Asia | August 28, 2019
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Galaxy International Convention Center - Asia's Most Iconic and Advanced MICE Destination located in Macau

Macau is a destination primed for exponential growth, with a number of new infrastructure and hospitality projects set to drive tremendous tourism and business opportunities. Chief among these: Macau's highly anticipated event facility, Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC).

Opening in the first half of 2021, Galaxy International Convention Center offers a total MICE space of 40,000 sqm and a 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena. It is poised to transform Macau's MICE offerings, adding a world-class venue for events of all kinds, from meeting events to exhibitions.

Its striking design and extensive meeting offerings will add to Galaxy Entertainment Group's ever-expanding integrated resort precinct in Macau - already a key attraction with entertainment experiences such as the popular Grand Resort Deck, housing the world's longest Skytop Aquatic Adventure Rapids, Wave Pool and white sand beach, 10-screen 3D Cineplex with state-of-the-art 4K laser experience, and award-wining spa services.

When Galaxy International Convention Center opens its doors, the massive Galaxy Resorts (Macau) precinct will truly become Asia's Ultimate Integrated Resort & MICE Destination, supporting Macau's vision of becoming a 'World Center of Tourism and Leisure'.


1. Macau as an ideal destination


Galaxy International Convention Center will be an innovative new MICE venue that meets and exceeds the needs of a destination so ideal for groups. Macau's obvious tourism appeal is certified by UNESCO's stamp on over 20 local sites. Travellers come to experience the city's unique Portuguese and Chinese heritage roots, radiating from colonial mansions, fortresses, cobblestone streets and tranquil parks at every turn. Food is another of Macau's strong suits; reflected in its status as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.

Beyond tourism, today Macau is also a strong contender for conventions and exhibitions on the world stage; the jewel in the crown of China's proposed 'Greater Bay Area' development of 11 cities and special administrative regions. The city continues to ensure it is top-of-mind for planners by providing continual support in the form of a one-stop service platform, joint-marketing promotions and favourable policies from the Macau SAR.


2. Transportation and advanced infrastructure


Getting to and from Galaxy International Convention Center will be easy for groups of all sizes, as getting into and around Macau has never been easier. Backed by strong transportation links, the destination sits high on a MICE planner's list thanks to its high accessibility via three international airports - Hong Kong International Airport, Macau International Airport and Zhuhai International Airport.

The rest of the world typically enters via neighbouring Hong Kong, and since October 2018, the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB). As the world's longest bridge-tunnel sea crossing at 55km long, the three-lane structure marked the beginning of Macau's integration into China's development of the Greater Bay Area, while internal links will also be further strengthened once the Macau Light Rail Transit System begins running later this year. With burgeoning transport and infrastructure upgrades, there's never been more reason for the region, and the world, to choose Macau for their MICE and tourism needs.


3. The ultimate integrated resort and MICE destination


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Galaxy Arena - The Ultimate Integrated Entertainment Experience

Macau's MICE options may already have seemed endless, but a new player has arrived to top business planners' wish lists: Galaxy International Convention Center - the latest project by Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG), an award-winning developer boasting over 650 recognitions to its name, thanks to flagship properties StarWorld Hotel, Galaxy Macau™  and Broadway Macau™.

Not only will the multi-purpose MICE building feature cutting-edge design within the world-class events complex, delegates can expect advanced facilities, state-of-the-art technology and flexible event spaces that'll together live up to its name as the ultimate MICE venue.

Galaxy International Convention Center features a diverse selection of dining options, a new luxury lifestyle hotel with over 700 rooms and conveniently incorporates 1.1 million sqm of vibrant entertainment, shopping, leisure and 120 global dining options, while integrating seamlessly with Macau's largest collection of luxury hotel brands under one roof - The Ritz-Carlton Macau, Banyan Tree Macau, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, Hotel Okura Macau, Galaxy Hotel™ and Broadway Hotel.

Blending business and leisure, Galaxy Entertainment Group is set to open a new chapter of opportunities for Macau's burgeoning tourism and MICE industry.


4. Best-in-class facility, functionality and technology


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Galaxy International Convention Center - Exhibition & Convention Hall

With a firm understanding of evolving MICE trends, GICC's innovative design and thoughtful amenities have thus been built to the highest performance standards, where only the industry's finest were engaged to conceptualise a venue where form and functionality meet.

For instance, organisations of several thousand attendees might otherwise find it difficult to locate their entire group in one venue. But at GICC, a world-class event venue with a total MICE space of 40,000 sqm, planners can choose the 10,000 sqm  pillar-less exhibition space, which accommodates up to 7,000 guests. Switching to confernece there's the nearly 4,000 sqm large Convention Hall for up to 3,000 guests, with easy access to 32 breakout meeting rooms, should the need arise.

Even extravaganzas can count on the Galaxy Arena, a flexible space holding concession stands, hospitality suites and supporting up to 140 tonnes of load capacity for setup for crowds of up to 16,000 seats. 


5. Bespoke experiences, excellence in execution


While the Galaxy Resorts (Macau) Precinct offers a compelling package to ease the minds of business planners, there's always the bigger picture of ensuring that delegates also have some fun. Whether for an intimate group or international conference, the particular demands of every event must be understood and met - and that's where the EVENT STUDIO team comes in.

Experienced with event planning and execution, these creative professionals ensure that all aspects of your show - from design and advanced facilities to immersive technology, state-of-the-art audio-visual and lighting - run smoothly. Going beyond the hardware, the EVENT STUDIO team follows GEG's philosophy of "World Class, Asian Heart" service, offering intuitive touches to create a bespoke programme to suit individual events.

This professional-meets-personal combination is how GICC aims to deliver world-class success in an ultimate integrated resort and MICE destination of this magnitude.

For more information on Galaxy International Convention Center, visit: www.galaxyicc.com

This article is brought to you by Galaxy Entertainment Group.
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