Asia’s leading B2B gaming industry media brand, Inside Asian Gaming, and Ohta Publications Co., Ltd. (Ginza, Tokyo), Japan’s leading B2B hotel and restaurant industry media brand, are pleased to announce they have signed an MOU and cooperation agreement to work together in the development of media to cover Japan’s burgeoning Integrated Resort industry.
The agreement, which follows some five months of discussions between IAG and Ohta Publications, provides for a number of cooperation initiatives, such as content and editorial space exchanges, information and business contact sharing, distribution list development, cross-jurisdictional operations cooperation and business costs minimization.
The agreement also contemplates the possibility of an even closer partnership between the parties in the future.
“I am extremely pleased to be collaborating with IAG, a company which has been a leader in the gaming industry for many years,” said Susumu Ohta, President of Ohta Publications, “By combining IAG’s know-how with Ohta Publications’ experience spanning over 50 years in the hotel industry, we look forward to providing information that is beneficial to all of those involved in integrated resorts in Japan.”
“We’re absolutely delighted to have signed this deal with Ohta Publications to cooperate in covering the Japanese IR industry,” said Andrew W Scott, Chief Executive Officer of IAG, “While IAG is now considered the industry-leading B2B media brand for the IR industry across Asia, we are new to Japan. Having a company like Ohta Publications standing beside us, with more than half a century of experience in the Japanese hospitality industry, will be invaluable. We’ve got to know Susumu and his company over the last five months and our business values and approaches align well.”
About Inside Asian Gaming
Inside Asian Gaming is Asia’s premier B2B digital and print industry publication for the leisure and gaming sector. Founded in 2005, IAG has a broad business editorial focus on the Asian gaming and integrated resort industry. It is widely distributed to industry executives throughout Macau and the rest of Asia in two formats: a monthly digital and print magazine and a daily e-newsletter titled IAG Breakfast Briefing, which is sent at 8am each Macau business day.
IAG is renowned for publishing “The Asian Gaming Power 50.” Anxiously awaited each year, The Asian Gaming Power 50 is an annual ranking of the 50 most influential and prominent Asian gaming industry leaders and executives. It is celebrated at an annual black tie gala dinner, next year to be held on Friday 1 November 2019. IAG also publishes special magazine editions for G2E Asia in May and the Macao Gaming Show in November.
IAG also produces G2E Asia Daily and MGS Daily, the daily newspapers of Asia’s two largest industry trade shows, as well as a number of gaming and IR industry business conferences and events such as the G2E Asia Awards each May.