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MGM Provides Practical Training for the Selection of Student Reporters for Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Jul 1, 2021

MGM hosted a Winter Olympics-themed training “MGM Interview Training Session” for the participating students of the “Selection of Student Reporters for Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – Macau Station”. Under the supervision of the MGM’s Public Relations team, the session offered the finalists of the competition a hands-on experience on interviewing and news reporting as an actual reporter, as well as an opportunity to present their work on the stage of MGM Theater. All these trainings were aimed to enhance the student’s performance at the final competition.

 

Funded by Education and Youth Development Bureau and organized by Centro Cultural de Criança Dente de Leão, Macau, the “Selection of Student Reporters for Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – Macau Station” has reached its final round of competition. As a co-organizer of the “Selection of Student Reporters for Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – Macau Station”, MGM lent its full support to the event and co-organized a training session at MGM COTAI. The event took more than 150 student reporters from local elementary and secondary schools onto an experience tour around the property. Led by team members from the Public Relations team and art docents, the students visited and experienced the arts, cultural and entertainment offerings. Students learnt about the latest trend of the local tourism industry, through getting a glimpse of how an integrated resort hotel incorporates elements such as sports, art and culture into its offerings.

 

Shortly after, the students proceeded to each of their training and practice session, where they were given the task to promote MGM COTAI through interview questions, stories, videos and social media content. To conclude the session, some of the outstanding students were selected to present their work on the grand stage of MGM Theater in front of their peers and tutors. From there, they were able to strengthen their skills in interviewing, communication and public speaking.

 

One of the participating students, Chu Nga Ki from Pui Ching Middle School shared her experience. “It was my honor to be part in this training. We visited the Spectacle, MGM Theater and other places and were assigned to compose a social post with promotional video afterwards. I discovered that being a reporter could be challenging as they are always given a very limited timeline to create informative content that have to be attractive and relatable to the audiences. That being said, I was able to obtain the skill of completing a task efficiently from this exercise. I genuinely hope to take part in more activities like this one to expand my horizons.”

 

“Selection of Student Reporters for Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games” is the only official youth educational program under the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Co-organized by the Department of Media and Communications of the Committee and Beijing Radio & Television Station¸ the program aims to promote the knowledge and spirit of the Olympic to the young generation in the nation, as well as providing training to student reporters with excellent multilingual capability. The 40 finalists of Macau Station will take part in the nation-wide selection and compete with other student reporters from all over China. Winners will have the opportunity to enter the newsroom of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and cover this major international sports event along with other professional reporters from around the world.

 

 

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About MGM

 

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. 

 

 

For media enquiries, please contact:    

 

Jessie Kuan

Director of Public Relations

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3412

Email: jessiekuan@mgm.mo

 

Karen Lam

Senior Corporate Relations Manager

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3421

Email: karenlam@mgm.mo