International Investment forum to debate future of Macau economy

10 April 2007

Macau, China, 10 April – Over 250 real estate, tourism, banking and finance specialist are due to meet at the 2nd Annual Investment forum to be held in Macau on April 26 and 27 to discuss the present and future of the Macau economy, the meeting’s organizers said.

“This year’s Forum will discuss the factors that will determine the future of Macau as an international investment center,” said Institutional Investor Conferences (IIC), the international organization responsible for the meeting.

The IIC said that the meeting would discuss the issue of growth of the gaming sector and the possibility of boosting other sectors of local industry and the consequences for the real estate market if the government introduces new management policies for land and property.

The main speakers will include Peter Barge, of Jones Land LaSalle Asia Pacific, who will talk about the potential of the real estate market in Macau and Lawrence Ho, of Melco-PBL.

The Forum will also be attended by Tony Shale of Euromoney Institutional Investor Asia and Jonathan Stone of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Megher and Flom. (macauhub)