10th International Lion Dance Championship 2023
This year, the “10th International Lion Dance Championship 2023 – MGM Cup” has been upgraded to one of the world’s top-class Southern lion dance matches – making Macau a key hub for the international lion dance sports realm – and its first debut within the local community. It was the first fierce battles was held at Barra Square in front of the world heritage site A-Ma Temple. The two-day contest has drawn many top athletes worldwide to Macau. In addition, 18 global online channels live-streamed the event, enabling overseas spectators to experience the city’s diverse “tourism+” appeal, registering a total of 3.3 million in online and offline attendance for two consecutive days.
MGM and Poly Culture Group Corporation Limited inked agreement
MGM and Poly Culture Group Corporation Limited (Poly Culture) has inked the “Arts & Culture Collaborative Agreement”. The partnership is set to transform an area of 6,000 square meters on the second floor of MGM MACAU into an international art space, featuring a flexible layout that empowers a multi-dimensional display of cultural relics and art collections. The “Art Museum” is part of the joint initiatives – in which Poly Culture will offer high-quality exhibition curation and art display services. It is built in accordance with the Nation’s exhibition standard for first-class cultural relics, ensuring a world-class display model for global heritage treasures. It is designed to showcase the harmonious integration of Chinese and Western cultures, with a focus accentuating Chinese intangible crafts as well as art elements hailing from countries and regions along the Belt and Road. It will fuse “East and West”, “Ancient and Modern”, “Virtual and Reality”, and “Culture and Technology” to demonstrate the profound value of cultural heritage.
hush! Beach Concerts x Urban Yo~ga Wellfest
Macau’s first outdoor yoga and music mega event "hush! Beach Concerts x Urban Yo~ga Wellfest”, co-organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and MGM, had drawn a total of over 20,000 local and international visitors. The multi-disciplinary festival marks the debut of MGM’s wellness IP Program “Urban Yo~ga Wellfest” – which integrates tourism, health and music industries along the natural coastal Hac Sa Beach through the creation of breezy and cozy outdoor yoga and fitness experiential zones. Leveraging MGM's international network, the event brought together a stellar line-up of over 40 internationally renowned yoga and fitness coaches to Macau, delivering a wide range of world-class wellness classes onsite.
Art Symposium
MGM held an art symposium themed “From Lines to Pixel,” where leading industry figures from around the world shared insights into the new trend of art and technology integration in today’s digital era, engaging engaged in inspiring dialogues about art, design, and technology. Joining hands with local artist Eric Fok, whom MGM has collaborated with for many years, we showcased his very first digital art piece under the roof of the MGM COTAI’s Spectacle – the holder of the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title in Macau. With technology, the hotel’s public space has been transformed into a 360-degree digital art spectacle creating a brand-new cultural and tourism experience that embodies the ethos of “art of living”. It at the same time enticed tourists from all over the world to appreciate Macau’s local art, while setting a benchmark for the industrialization of local arts and culture.
Fortune Brainstorm Design
In this groundbreaking collaboration with Fortune, MGM pioneered the introduction of Fortune Brainstorm Design to Macau. Themed “Empathy in the Age of AI”, the leading international forum at the intersection of design and business made its first appearance in China, gathering over 100 executives from Fortune 500 companies and world’s preeminent designers in Macau to manipulate crucial questions of design and explore collaboration opportunities for the future.
“Macau Cruise” officially set sail
The MGM “Macau Cruise” sightseeing cruise had officially set sail! The sea route is a novel offering of MGM’s Barra Revitalization Plan, which harnesses innovative integration of “cultural tourism + sightseeing + transportation" to bridge Barra and Coloane, the city’s two historical towns. With an intention to enrich Macau’s coastal tourism offerings while expanding the water transportation network, the MGM “Macau Cruise” is designed to facilitate the dynamics and visitation between Macau’s World Heritage spot Barra and the opposite shore of Coloane, further unleashing Barra’s potential to foster the development of neighboring regions.
2023 MGM Macau Tennis Masters
Extending the unbeatable excitement to the community, MGM organized an array of spin-off happenings across the city with the tennis masters of “2023 MGM Macau Tennis Masters”. Tallon Griekspoor, Zhang Zhizhen and Wang Xinyu were invited to Pui Ching Middle School and Macau Anglican College, where they played a quick match with some of the students on campus, gathering crowds of little tennis fans and ignited a spark of interest in the sport among them. Besides, organize a master class with Macau Tennis Association jointly, where Borna Coric and Daria Kasatkina were invited to instruct and play a practice match with a group of local young tennis players.
Inter-school AI Formula Edge Competition
Inter-school AI Formula Edge Competition was firstly held in Macau with 16 Teams from Hong Kong and Macau. As a scientific research project partner, MGM hopes to enrich students’ technological knowledge through competitions and a series of activities, stimulating their enthusiasm for artificial intelligence and technology. Meanwhile, this competition also encourages technological exchanges between Hong Kong and Macau’s students, and cultivate technological talents for Macau’s development of smart city.
“The Ideal Life of Aladdin” school tour
As a major part of the “MGM Responsible Gaming Community Engagement Scheme”, the school tour program “The Ideal Life of Aladdin” extended RG and correct money management concepts to over 3,000 primary and secondary school students from more than 20 schools this October.
MGM supports local charity events
For supporting Macau’s charity events as always, MGM presented an undivided support to Macau Tung Sing Tong Charitable Society’s annual fundraising campaign with a donation of MOP 700,000 and a MOP700,000 donation to support Walk for a Million.
INSKY Aerial Inspection System
MGM has inked a procurement contract with Logic Lift, a local youth entrepreneur and tech SME who also took part in the “MGM x MYEIC Young Entrepreneur Nurturing Program”, which makes MGM the first enterprise in Macau to utilize the INSKY Aerial Inspection System – a groundbreaking technology that replaces work-at-height external building inspections with autopilot drones. This collaboration not only further exemplifies MGM’s undivided support towards local tech firms as well as their products and services, but also opens more growth opportunities for local SMEs.
MGM SME Business Matching Session
MGM collaborated with Macao Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Association of Macau to co-organize “MGM SME Business Matching Session”. Attended by nearly 70 SMEs, the event marked the 11th edition of business matching session hosted by MGM. This year’s session featured SMEs associated with “M-Mark”, Macau brands and Made-in-Macau, as well as the industries of “Big Health”, high and new technology, conferences and exhibitions, culture and sports, under the four nascent industries. Besides, MGM signed two cooperation agreements with local SMEs on the same day, demonstrating MGM’s unwavering support to SME purchase.
Partnership Agreement on Digital Economy Development Business District Project to Empower SMEs
MGM signed a “Partnership Agreement on Digital Economy Development Business District Project to Empower SMEs” with BoardWare, marking a new chapter for next generation digital business in Macao. The Program aims to offer a comprehensive and centralized platform that can help SMEs achieve one-stop business management, hence improve operational efficiency and management capabilities. At the same time, by creating a new business district culture, it can help industries in Macao build a new platform for tapping opportunities in the GBA.
Team Members
MGM Graduation Ceremony 2023
The MGM Graduation Ceremony 2023 celebrated the graduation of 2,200 MGM team members. With over 35 government, universities and association partners, MGM Academy is able to provide extensive learning opportunities for our team members and communities. They can benefit from over 15,000 courses including online courses, continuing education, professional certification programs and educational exchanges.
Employee Wellness Festival
MGM has launched the brand-new MGM Employee Wellness Festival – “Get Moving! Power Up Your Wellness”, a two-month campaign with an array of activities, including the “Exercise is Fun” Roadshow, Yoga Experience, Chinese Medical Consultation Day, “Golden Lion Exercise Anywhere” step-count challenge, MGM Self-Check Health Corner, “Family Herb Garden Visit and Fun Hiking” and more. Under the professional guidance of yoga instructor and doctors of both Chinese and Western medicines, MGM hopes to raise the awareness of healthy lifestyle among team members and encourage work-life balance though this new campaign.
Responsible Gaming Theme Sports Competition
Recently, MGM participated in the "Responsible Gaming (RG) Theme Sports Competition" organized by The Gaming Employees Home of Macau, and finally succeeded in winning the championship. In the future, MGM will continue to organize and participate in various RG promotion activities, to give full play to our Golden Lion Spirit and convey RG information to employees and public, to jointly build a healthy and safe tourist destination.