[May 21, 2019 – Macau]
Japan-based Bay City Ventures’ Managing Director, Joji Kokuryo, won the G2E Asia “BEST INDUSTRY RISING STARS” award. This prestigious prize is awarded to gaming industry performers under the age of 40 who have demonstrated consistent leadership and innovation, with great potential for more to come.
“This award is an amazing honor and is all thanks to the colleagues I have worked with, the customers who demand the best, regulators who kept me on my toes, and everyone who has played a role in helping me learn and excel in the industry. A special thanks to the BCV team and our amazing team of advisors, as well as those who gave me a chance to take on new challenges. “
Other recipients of awards on the evening include gaming operators such as Galaxy Entertainment, Melco Resorts, MGM China, Wynn Palace, and Solaire, as well as gaming supplier giants Aristocrat and Scientific Games.
“Being back in Japan now and starting a small company, it is amazing to see the BC Ventures name on a list of gaming giants. This recognition further strengthens my sense of responsibility to continue supporting Japanese individuals, entities, local communities, and eventually regulators to be successful in the global gaming industry. “
The Global Gaming Expo Asia, known as G2E Asia, is the largest gaming industry event in Asia, and consists of multiple exhibitions, conferences and forums. The G2E Asia Awards is an annual event that recognizes the best of various categories in the gaming industry. The “Industry Rising Stars Award” is the only individual award and is awarded to a maximum of 5 winners from a nomination list of 16 finalists. There were 50 industry veterans who were judges for the awards.