MACAU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 28 November 2019 - Galaxy Entertainment Group announced the appointment of Joey Pather, a visionary conference and exhibition industry leader, as the Senior Vice President of MICE Sector.
Joey Pather - Senior Vice President of MICE Sector
Mr. Pather joins Asia's most iconic and advanced MICE destination, Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) with over twenty years of hospitality and MICE management experience.
In his new role Mr. Pather will be responsible for the overall vision and strategic execution of Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC), as well as develop its suite of MICE event solutions and venue management services to drive demand optimization.
A tenured industry veteran, Mr. Pather has a demonstrated track record of leading and strategizing conference and exhibition center development -- from planning, marketing and promotion to stakeholder relationships and operations management.
"I am very excited and honored to start my new journey with Galaxy Entertainment Group, and support the city's vision of becoming a World Center of Tourism and Leisure. I aim to ensure that Galaxy International Convention Center solidifies its status and market leadership position by delivering best in class facilities, functionality, technology and bespoke experiences.
Prior to joining Galaxy Entertainment Group, he was Chief Executive Officer of Guangdong Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre (GICEC) in Foshan. He helmed the world-class, purpose-built facility embracing Asian flair and service culture from its opening in 2016, in association with international expo and convention center leaders Deutsche Messe.
In recognition of his achievements and for his contribution to the advancement of the MICE sector in southern China, he was honored with an 'Excellent Entrepreneur Award' by the Greater Bay Area (Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau) City Exhibition Cooperation Alliance
A firm believer in nurturing talents to deliver high quality events, he was also an Official Mentor for the Greater Bay Area's Exhibition Industry Talent Cultivation Program, and recognized for his 'Outstanding Contribution to the Reform of a State-Owned Company in China'.
A native from South Africa, Mr. Pather holds an Executive MBA degree from University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.
About Galaxy Entertainment Group (HKEx stock code: 27)
Galaxy Entertainment Group ("GEG" or the "Group") is one of the world's leading resorts, hospitality and gaming companies. It primarily develops and operates a large portfolio of integrated resort, retail, dining, hotel and gaming facilities in Macau. The Group is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index.
GEG is one of the three original concessionaires in Macau with a successful track record of delivering innovative, spectacular and award-winning properties, products and services, underpinned by a 'World Class, Asian Heart' service philosophy, that has enabled it to consistently outperform the market in Macau.
GEG operates three flagship destinations in Macau: on Cotai, Galaxy Macau™, one of the world's largest integrated destination resorts, and the adjoining Broadway Macau™, a unique landmark entertainment and food street destination; and on the Peninsula, StarWorld Macau, an award winning premium property.
The Group has the largest undeveloped landbank of any concessionaire in Macau. When The Next Chapter of its Cotai development is completed, GEG's resorts footprint on Cotai will double to more than 2 million square meters, making the resorts, entertainment and MICE precinct one of the largest and most diverse integrated destinations in the world. GEG is also planning to develop a world class, lifestyle leisure resort on a 2.7 square kilometer land parcel on Hengqin adjacent to Macau. This resort will complement GEG's offerings in Macau, and at the same time differentiate it from its peers while supporting Macau in its vision of becoming a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure.
In July 2015, GEG made a strategic investment in Société Anonyme des Bains de Mer et du Cercle des Etrangers à Monaco ("Monte-Carlo SBM"), a world renowned owner and operator of iconic luxury hotels and resorts in the Principality of Monaco. GEG continues to explore a range of international development opportunities with Monte-Carlo SBM including Japan. GEG is committed to delivering world class unique experiences to its guests and building a sustainable future for the communities in which it operates.
For more information about the Group, please visit www.galaxyentertainment.com
About Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) and Galaxy Arena
Opening in the first half of 2021 in Macau, Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) is a new world class event facility developed by Galaxy Entertainment Group. GICC extends the group's ever-expanding Galaxy Integrated Resorts, creating Asia's ultimate integrated Resort & MICE destination -- and supporting Macau's vision of becoming a 'World Center of Tourism and Leisure'.
As Asia's most iconic and advanced MICE destination, Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) is a world class event venue with a total MICE space of 40,000m2 for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. Seamlessly integrated to GICC, Andaz Macau will offer over 700 uniquely appointed rooms and suites and will feature a dedicated check-in lounge catering to large MICE groups, an Andaz lounge, a bar and restaurant, state-of-the-art fitness center and an indoor pool. Additionally, the 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena is set to become Macau's ultimate integrated entertainment venue for world-tour concerts and spectacular large-scale sporting events.
For more information, please visit: www.galaxyicc.com