MGM has always put nurturing local youth as part of its key development focuses. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Communist Youth League of China and commemorate the 103rd anniversary of "May Fourth Movement", MGM organized the “Celebration of China’s May Fourth Youth Day — Macau Youth’s Development in Greater Bay Area Symposium & ‘Macao: Back to Common Roots Narrative Film’” on May 14. The event saw outstanding local business representatives sharing their insights and experience over the development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) with more than 200 members from over 20 local youth groups and MGM team members. The series of events are intended to promote the spirit of the May Fourth Movement and Nationalism among local youth.
The event took place at MGM Theater, with a line-up of guests, including: Cheng Qi Yin, Deputy Director of the Department of Education and Youth Affairs of China Liaison Office; Sio Chi Wai, Macau Deputy of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China and President of the Macau Development Strategy Research Centre (CPEDM); Chao Chong Hang, Secretary-General of Talents Development Committee of Macau SAR Government; Cheang Sek Kit, Head of the Division of Curriculum Development and Assessment of the Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ); Anita Tai, Secretary-General of Macao Youth Federation; Lok Hei, Executive Producer of “Macao: Back To Common Roots Narrative Film”; Kenneth Feng, President, Chief Strategic and Financial Officer of MGM; and Wendy Yu, Executive Vice President of Human Resources of MGM.
The event was hosted by MGM, with the support of CPEDM and Macau Youth Federation. The Macau Youth’s Development in Greater Bay Area Symposium was the lead-off activity on the day — where Chan Chi Fong, Secretary-General of CPEDM was invited to be moderator; and Palemon Lok Peng Tong, Chairman of the Board of Great China Group Shares Limited; Patinda Lei Lai Fong, President of Macao Bay Area Digital Economy Association; and Lao Chi Long, Vice President of Macao Youth Federation as speakers to share their hands-on experience and insights on their venture into the GBA, and encourage local youth to proactively align themselves with the development of the Nation and the GBA.
It was followed by a screening of “Macao: Back to Common Roots Narrative Film” — which was jointly produced by MGM and local renowned artist Lok Hei. By tapping into the advanced digital technology of MGM Theater, the Film chronicles the stories of Macau through an innovative approach of "art + technology". Through the screening, MGM aspires to deepen the knowledge of Macau’s history and culture among local youth and to strengthen their love for the Nation and Macau. Lok Hei also shared his creative philosophy for the film as well as his feelings of loving the Nation with the audience.
During the event, MGM and Macau Youth Federation jointly launched the "Community Outreach eLearning Commemorating the May Fourth Movement", an online course open to the general public. It narrates the history of the May Fourth Movement with vivid animations, intended to enable more local youth to better understand the movement’s spirit, encouraging them to actively contribute to the Nation.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.
MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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