GEG Hosts “Galaxy Got Talent 2017” Showcasing Team Members’ Talents and Promoting Cultural Harmony

September 262017 – Valuing the well-being and personal development of its team members, Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) hosts the annual Galaxy Got Talent contest for team members to develop their potential and showcase their hidden talents. In its ninth edition, Galaxy Got Talent 2017 explored the theme “Global Cultures”, which aimed at promoting a spirit of cultural harmony. The event attracted over one thousand team members to the Broadway Theatre to support to the contestants. Honorable guests in attendance at the event included Mr. Paulo Chan, Director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau; Ms. Tse Heng Sai, Deputy Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office; Mr. Au Chi Keung, Vice President of the Social Welfare Bureau; Mr. Zuo Xianghua, Director of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region; and Mr. Cheang Kai Meng, Chief of the Division of Recreational Activities of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Mr. Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of GEG; Ms. Eileen Lui, Group Director of Human Resources and Administration, GEG; and Mr. Robert Drake, Group Chief Financial Officer of GEG.

The Grand Final of the talent show was held at Broadway Theatre. MOMO BAND from the Richmond Fellowship of Macau kicked off the show by performing an original song. After the heart-warming performance, Mr. Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of GEG handed a cheque of MOP120,000, raised from ticket sales and GEG donation, to Mr. John Wan, President of the Directive Council of Richmond Fellowship of Macau. “We appreciate that GEG extends its cares to the people in need in society, providing them opportunities to perform on a professional stage,” Mr. Wan said. “We’d like to express our sincere gratitude to GEG and its team members for the donation, which will support the development of Macau’s mental health services.” 

During the contest, the nine groups of finalists wowed the audience with elements of different cultures. At the end, Aaron Un from Galaxy MacauTM – Casino Customer Services, brought the audience to their feet by a dance performance that exuded the essential characteristics of Asian culture, was named the Galaxy Got Talent 2017 winner. Apart from the competition, the GEG management dressed up and thrilled the audience with a special act, which livened up the night’s atmosphere. All the contestants expressed that participating in the Grand Final was a memorable experience. They said their achievements were not only attributable to the time and effort that they put in preparing, but also to their determination and team spirit.

The panel of judges included Ms. Eagle Pan Mei Chen, a well-known singer from Taiwan; Mr. William Tang, a celebrity and fashion designer from Hong Kong; Mr. John Wan, President of the Directive Council of Richmond Fellowship of Macau; Ms. Joanna Barnes, Chairperson of GEG Staff Social Club; and Ms. Trancy Koh, Vice President of Production, Entertainment, GEG and Director of 2017 Galaxy Got Talent. Other winners included the Silver Award and the Best Presentation Award – Jason Fong, Corporate – Procurement & Warehousing; the Bronze Award – Everything that BEATS, Corporate – Organization Development & Training; the Facebook Most LIKE Award, the Best Showmanship Award and the Best Audience Choice Award – Star Tribe, StarWorld – Housekeeping; the Best Creativity Award and the Best Image Award – Jenny Guo, Galaxy Macau – Food Hub. 

Galaxy Got Talent will celebrate its tenth edition in 2018. In the future, GEG will continue to provide platforms for team members to develop their potential and promote a healthy work-life balance in a variety of ways. Additionally, GEG will work together with different social service units to enhance public awareness for social harmony. Over the past years, GEG has worked closely with the Cradle of Hope Association, the Fu Hong Society, the Macao Association of Parents of Mentally Handicapped Persons, the Macau Deaf Association, the Macau Down Syndrome Association, the Macao Holy House of Mercy and the Macao Special Olympics.