Stanford Business Behind the Scenes: Galaxy Entertainment Visit

Date:
Morning, Saturday, 20 September 2014

Event:
STANFORD BUSINESS BEHIND THE SCENES:
Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited:  Site Visit and Management Q&A

Time & Schedule:
10:00 Guests must be at the Galaxy Macau Main Entrance (at the Wow Feature)
10:05 - 11:45 Introduction of Galaxy Macau’s model, phases 1 and 2
Visit to China Rouge (landmark nightclub)
Visit to Mass Gaming Halls 1-2
Visit to Jinmen
Visit to The Pavilion – High Limit Slots & High Limit Area
Visit to Responsible Gaming Kiosk
Visit to Crystal Lobby
Visit to East Retail Promenade
Visit to Macallen Whiskey Bar & Lounge and Terrazza Italian Restaurant
Visit to Grand Resort Deck and Skytop Wave Pool
Visit to Banyan Tree Villa & Welcome Drinks & Refreshments
Visit to Banyan Tree Guestroom
Visit to Sky 32 at Banyan Tree & Overview of Phase 2 Construction Site and Hengqin Island and Brief Introduction and Demonstration of Baccarat
Visit to Hotel Okura Imperial Suite
11:45 Management Discussion & Complementary Lunch at Hotel Okura Function Room
13:00 End of Presentation

Place: Galaxy Entertainment, Cotai, Macau
NB:  Attendees will be responsible for arranging their own ferry transportation to/from Macau.  A shuttle bus will be arranged to and from the Macau Ferry Terminal, however, for attendees (details to follow). It is recommended that you allow sufficient time for both the ferry (typically 1 hour) and for going through customs and getting a taxi (if not taking the complementary shuttle) to the Galaxy Macau property in Cotai.

Capacity:
20 Persons, Maximum, No Guests

Cost & No Show Fee:  Event is complementary through the generosity of Galaxy Entertainment Group and its Deputy Chairman, Mr. Francis Lui. Due to limited capacity, however, a NO-SHOW FEE of HKD 500 will assessed to registrants not cancelling 48 hours prior to the event (to be directly collected by the Chapter from such individuals).

Registration:
To register, please directly contact Chapter VP Beatrice Wong at beatrice@stanfordgsbhk.org. Due to past over-subscription, we encourage you to sign up early. A waitlist will be maintained. Open to GSB alumni, Stanford Law School alumni and related GSB/SLS program alumni, Stanford GSB Chapter of HK ExCo members, and Stanford Club of HK ExCo members, only.

Event Details:
For 2014’s first “Stanford: Business Behind the Scenes” event, GSB alumnus Deputy Chairman Francis Lui and his senior management team have generously agreed to host an insider’s visit on one of the world’s most successful gaming companies, Galaxy Entertainment Limited, with a tour of its groundbreaking flagship property, Galaxy Macau, located in Cotai, Macau.
 
With a market cap of USD 31 billion, and roughly 20% Macau market share overall, Galaxy is one of the world’s largest gaming companies. Galaxy Macau, in turn, is the single largest casino (as measured by revenues) in the city.
 
Galaxy’s success has come through leadership, vision and by ignoring “conventional gaming wisdom”. Rather than rushing into Cotai, it built a smaller, peninsula Macau property first, learning lessons from the market and its competitors.  Rather than rush to build Vegas-style facilities, it deliberately explored how to create an explicitly Chinese and Asian-customer oriented facility that would give its guests experiences uniquely unavailable anywhere else. The result, simply put is one of Macau’s most innovative and successful properties. 
 
The Behind the Scenes visit is a unique opportunity to study a Macau pioneer and to hear from Francis Lui and his senior management team first hand, whose innovation, insights and conviction redefined the Macau gaming, leisure, retail and hospitality experience.
 
As part of the Chapter’s Mission Statement on life-long learning, the Business Behind the Scenes Program was initiated to give our Membership rare insights on how leading organizations operate from the inside, combining an on-site tour with the opportunity during the same to have engaged dialogue with senior management.