Galaxy Got Talent 2019 Showcases Team Members’ Talents

October 03, 2019 – The Grand Final of Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG)’s annual staff talent competition – Galaxy Got Talent – was held at the Broadway Theatre. In addition to celebrating team members’ creative talent, the event raised MOP 100,000, which GEG donated to the Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped (AMHA). Moreover, GEG introduced an outreach initiative to share the delight with community service users and to promote social inclusiveness.

The 11th edition of Galaxy Got Talent, with the theme as “The Moment”, attracted an audience of over 2,100, filling the Broadway Theatre. Honorary guests at the event included Mr. Paulo Martins Chan, Director of The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, Macau SAR; Ms. Vong Yim Mui, Director of The Social Welfare Bureau, Macau SAR; Mr. Zuo XiangHua, Director of Economic Affairs Department of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macau SAR; Mr. Ho Hong Pan, Head of Department for the Promotion of Cultural and Creative Industries of The Cultural Affairs Bureau, Macau SAR; Mr. Yiu Kai Kwong, President of The AMHA; Mr. Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of GEG; Ms. Eileen Lui, Group Director of Human Resources & Administration of GEG; Mr. Kevin Kelley, Chief Operating Officer, Macau, GEG.

The organizing committee continuously to add new elements to this signature annual event to further raise the bar to this fun-filled evening. And true to its form, this year a cheerleading competition was added and department heads enlivened the evening’s atmosphere through their cheerleading acts. The Star of GGT – Gold was awarded to Glam Dolls from Galaxy Macau™ – Hotel Operations.

With the professional, purpose-built facilities at the Broadway Theatre, tailored stage effects, and customized make-up for each performer, GEG aims to provide an opportunity for team members to realize their dreams. Ms. Eileen Lui, Group Director of Human Resources and Administration of GEG, said, “Galaxy Got Talent competition has become a much anticipated signature staff activity. It is GEG’s greatest hope that everyone – contestants, crew, team members and their families in the audience – enjoys The Moment.” Panel of judges included Mr. Det Dik, Hong Kong artist; Mr. Ego Wan, professional MC and voice talent; and GEG executives.

Galaxy Got Talent has always been one of the platforms through which GEG contributes to the local community. In addition to a donation to the AMHA, 300 seats at Galaxy Got Talent were reserved and transportation arranged for members from the Macao Association of Parents of Mentally Handicapped Persons, Macau Deaf Association, Macau Holy House of Mercy, Fuhong Society of Macau, Macau Special Olympics, Macau Down Syndrome Association, Richmond Fellowship of Macau, Caritas Macau, the Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped, and Kanner’s Home for the Autistic.

GEG also co-hosted a carnival on Broadway Food Street with AMHA as an outreach event for this year’s Galaxy Got Talent. The aim of the carnival was to promote integration for persons of all abilities by creating an opportunity for them to enjoy a whole range of games and activities, along with the performances by Galaxy Got Talent contestants. The carnival was open to all members of the public, including residents and tourists, as well as 500 members of the AMHA, escorted by GEG volunteers. An interactive zone was set up to allow able-bodied participants to experience the restrictions faced by people with disabilities.