Portuguese foreign trade body to open business center in Macau

19 September 2006

Macau, China, 19 Sept – The Portuguese body responsible for promoting foreign trade, ICEP, is due Saturday to open the “Portuguese Business Center” in Macau to provide support for Portuguese business people who travel to Macau.

Speaking to journalists, the ICEP delegate in Macau, Manuel Geraldes, said that the business center would be set up at the headquarters of the Institute for Promotion of Trade and Investment (IPIM), an association which responsible for promoting the development and diversification of Macau’s exports.

Geraldes was speaking at the presentation of the 11th edition of the Macau International Fair which will take place in Macau Tower nbetween September 23 and 26 and which will coincide with the Ministerial Conference of the “Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macau), to be held in the Macau Dome.

The Macau International Fair will be attended by a total of 143 world delegations from 41 countries and territories that will occupy 326 stands.

Portugal will be represented by 55 companies and associations, 46 of which, mainly small and medium-sized companies as well as large groups such as Banco Comercial Português and Cafés Delta, will occupy their own pavilion at the fair.

The participating Portuguese companies represent industries such as wine, agriculture, financial services, entertainment and furniture. (macauhub)