Main Press Center of 2nd Asian Indoor Games Inaugurated Yesterday 2007-10-24  MAIGOC

Situated at the Headquarters Hotel of the 2nd Asian Indoor Games, the Main Press Center (MPC) of the Games officially opened yesterday (23 October) at Sicily Room, Venetian Macao Resort Hotel. Chairman of Macao 2nd Asian Indoor Games Organising Committee (MAIGOC) Manuel Silvério hoped that MAIGOC could work closely with the media and deliver the latest news from the Games and Macau to every part of the world.

Yesterday MAIGOC invited the media to the MPC and introduced to them the facilities, including the Games Information System (GIS) which will deliver the latest results and statistics from competition venues to the Main Press Centre and website of 2nd Asian Indoor Games.

Manuel Silvério remarked in the press conference that the media play an important role in any scale of sports meeting. MAIGOC would meet their requirements as much as possible, offering relevant information, technical facilities, back-up support and reception services, in order to provide an ideal working environment to report the activities of the Games. The representative from the Press Centre also introduced information access, catering and transportation services to the media. In addition, Manuel Silvério showed his gratitude to the sponsors for their support. He also highlighted the crucial role played by the local and international media in helping to get attention and encouragement for the young athletes in Asia.

Representing the official partner of the Games, Mark Brown, the President of Sands Macao and the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, also attended the press conference. Being the sponsor of the Main Press Centre, Venetian was delighted to be part of the Asian Indoor Games, it saw the sponsorship an effectively promotion as well as an opportunity to contribute to the sports development of Asia.

The Main Press Centre of 2nd Asian Indoor Games is located in Sicily Room, with an area of 1,303 square meters, in the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel. It aims at providing a wide range of services to nearly 1000 media representatives. Ideally located in the Headquarters Hotel, MPC enables the media representatives to conveniently cover the conferences and promotion activities around the Games. MAIGOC noted that the MPC was a new experience, and it was set up in reference to the experiences garnered in the 4th East Asian Games in 2005 and 1st Lusofonia Games.