GEG Holds Diverse Activities to Support FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League – Macao 2019

May 31, 2019 —As an avid supporterof the Macau SAR Government’s vision of developing the city to be a sport tourism destination, GEG has been named the official sponsor of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League – Macao 2019. Sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (“FIVB”) and jointly organized by the Sports Bureau of the Macau SAR Government and the Volleyball Association of Macau, China, the tournament successfully took place at the Macau Forum from May 28 to 30. Four top women’s volleyball teams – China, Belgium, Korea and Thailand – showcased their spectacular sportsmanship and competed against each other in the three-day tournament. The Chinese national team maintained its leadership status in the Macau leg, remaining unbeaten without losing a set in three consecutive matches.

As the official sponsor of this year’s tournament, GEG continued to organize a range of activities to promote the event and the enjoyment of playing volleyball. On the eve of the competition, players from the popular Chinese national team – wing spikers Liu Xiaotong and Li Yingying, setter Yao Di and libero Wang Mengjie – took part in a volleyball clinic at the Macau Forum. Besides sharing insights and tips with the women’s junior volleyball team of Macau, the Chinese players also played a friendly match with the GEG Staff Social Club Volleyball Team. On the same day, the organizing committee of the tournament also held a pre-match press conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Macau at Galaxy Macau™, in which head coaches and captains of the four participating teams – China, Belgium, Korea and Thailand – met with the media and talked about their preparation for the matches. Mr. Philip Cheng, Director of GEG, also presented souvenirs in the press conference to the nominees of “My Favorite Galaxy Star Player”.

“My Favorite Galaxy Star Player and Team” Award, organized by GEG, comes to the tenth edition this year. After days of online voting by fans, Zhu Ting was crowned in “My Favorite Galaxy Star Player” with an aggregate of 8,780 votes, while her team topped “My Favorite Galaxy Star Team” with an aggregate of 11,722 votes. The award presentation ceremony was held at the last day of the tournament at the Macau Forum, in which, Mr. Buddy Lam, Senior Vice President of Public Relations of GEG – accompanied by Mr. Pun Weng Kun, President of the Sports Bureau, and Mr. Ma Iao Ian, Chairman of the Volleyball Association of Macau, China – presented the trophies to Zhu Ting and Team China.

To promote the pleasure of playing volleyball to younger audience, GEG also organized a Summer Volleyball Challenge prior to the tournament with artists from online media group that is popular with young people, Miss Macau, members of the Macau women's volleyball team, and GEG Staff Social Club Volleyball Team. This ensemble of guests played a nine-grid board game with volleyballs to entice interest in the sport, by means of the popularity of online short videos.

Strengthening audience engagement, the organizers also arranged a lucky draw and various interactive activities for families during the tournament, with GEG sponsoring prizes such as hotel accommodation, dining vouchers, spa treatment and movie tickets for those activities. Moreover, GEG set up a face-painting booth and GEG Selfie Station at the tournament venue, as well as inviting a Macau social media influencer to interact with the audience, to liven up the tournament’s festive vibes.

GEG will continue supporting the Macau SAR Government to achieve its vision of establishing the city into a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure. Through actively supporting various sports events, such as the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League Macao 2019, GEG hopes to promote the development of sport and tourism in Macau, and to enrich the tourism offerings of the city in areas of service, accommodation, dining and leisure entertainment.