Macau – Politics – Junkets – Triads: What is really happening?

Presentation from Steve Vickers

Macau has been hugely successful but it currently faces various strategic challenges. These include political risks arising from the pending leadership change in the People’s Republic of China and other political risk indirectly arising from the US Presidential Elections.

Recently highly publicised allegations as to breaches of various laws by the international operators in Macau present other challenges.

Steve Vickers will help to put all of these matters into context and to identify factors which will impact upon the future direction of the gaming industry in Macau and Asia.

Steve Vickers is the CEO of Steve Vickers & Associates (“SVA”) ( and has over 36 years experience in Asia.

SVA is a specialist risk mitigation, corporate intelligence and risk consulting company. The company serves financial institutions, private equity funds, corporations, high net-worth individuals and insurance companies and underwriters around the world.

Steve is an acknowledged authority on the gaming sector in Macau and on Triad Societies and Asian Organised Crime issues.

For the past 18 years in the private sector, Steve has conducted numerous sensitive business intelligence projects, major financial investigations, international asset searches and crisis containment assignments.

He previously spent 18 years with the former Royal Hong Kong Police and commanded its Criminal Intelligence Bureau with a special focus on triads, organised crime and money laundering.

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