Galaxy Entertainment Group has released details of its under-construction Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC), described as Asia’s most technologically advanced event facility.
Scheduled to open in early 2021 as part of Galaxy Macau’s Phase 3 development, GICC will cover 40,000 square meters of MICE space including a 10,000-square meter exhibition and conference hall. It will also be home to the 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena for concerts and sporting events.
Details of GICC were unveiled this week at IBTM China – a MICE and business travel exhibition in Beijing – with Galaxy highlighting the venue’s advanced facilities, immersive technology, state-of-the-art audio-visual and lighting, latest communication system and flexible event space catering to multiple configurations and set-ups.
The 10,000-square meter exhibition hall is notable for its lack of pillars, while other spaces will include an auditorium seating 650 guests for keynote sessions, ceremonies, performances and product launches; a banquet hall seating 2,400 guests; a 4,000-square meter conference hall consisting of three partitionable spaces; a ballroom catering for over 1,000 guests; a selection of dining options and a luxury lifestyle hotel with over 700 rooms.
“We are honored to introduce state of the art MICE and Arena facilities to attract new visitors and complement the Macau Government’s vision of diversifying the economy and developing Macau into a World Center of Tourism and Leisure,” said Galaxy Entertainment Group Chairman, Dr Lui Che Woo.
The opening of GICC will see Galaxy go head-to-head with Sands China when it comes to Macau’s MICE industry, with the new facility set to provide a long-awaited alternative to the expansive Cotai Expo at The Venetian Macao. Galaxy Arena will also provide another option for large-scale shows which have traditionally been limited to Sands’ 15,000 seat Cotai Arena.