Macao looking ahead to World Grand Prix tournament in July


A press conference was held to launch the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix tournament in Macau from July 17 to 19.

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 27, 2017 - The FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Pool E1 tournament in Macao from July 14 to 16 will be presented by Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) and be held at the Macao Forum.
Four world-class teams – current Olympic champions China, six-time FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix champions USA, and two European powerhouses Italy and Turkey – will gather to compete for the title of the Macao leg. A signing ceremony of the sponsorship agreement between the Sports Bureau of the Macao SAR Government and presenting sponsor GEG was held on April 27.    

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Mr. Pun Weng Kun, President of the Sports Bureau and Mr. Philip Cheng, Director of GEG signed the sponsorship agreement which formally announced Galaxy Entertainment Group as the tournament's presenting sponsor.  Mr. Pun Weng Kun, together with Mr. Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of GEG, Mr. Ma Iao Ian, Chairman of the Volleyball Association of Macao, China, officiated the kick-off ceremony of this year's competition.

The exciting match schedule starts on July 14 with Turkey playing against USA followed by China against Italy; July 15 features Italy versus USA and China versus Turkey; and on the final day July 16, Italy play against Turkey before China take on USA.

Tickets are on sale from 11.00 local time, on April 28 at 13 designated "Circle K" convenience stores in Macao and are also available online on the event website Tickets are priced at MOP$150 per day, and each ticket is valid for 2 matches daily with free seating. Early bird offers at a 30 per cent discount are also available to customers who purchase 3-Day ticket packs at "Circle K" convenience stores before May 26.
To enhance public participation and to boost the fun and excitement of this annual tournament, the “My Favourite Galaxy Star Player” award will be organised again to offer spectators the opportunity to vote for their favourite players and be in with a chance to win fabulous prizes including hotel accommodation and dining experiences.

Volleyball fans are encouraged to grab the opportunity to see some of the world’s top ranking national teams in action! For more information, local fans should call 2823 6363. More information is available on

Guests attending the press conference also included Mr. Allen Lau and Ms. Christine Lam, Vice-Presidents of the Sports Bureau, Mr. Chan Mun Fong, President of the Volleyball Association of Macau, China, and members of the Sports Committee.


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