Portuguese speaking managers attend Macau conference

10 July 2013

Representatives from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and the Chinese autonomous region of Guangxi Zhuang have gathered since Tuesday in Macau to participate in the Conference on Business Management for the Portuguese Language Countries, an official source said.

The conference aims to enable members of the Macau Commercial Association “who have extensive knowledge of business practices in mainland China to transmit that knowledge,” said Rita Santos, assistant secretary-general of the Macau Forum’s secretariat.

That know-how may be very useful for companies aiming to enter the Chinese market via Macau, she said. The conference has the additional advantage of enabling the Macau Commercial Association to enhance cooperation with the Portuguese language countries.

The Macau Forum’s secretary-general, Chang Hexi, said that “Macau, benefiting from its singular advantages, namely a favourable business environment and Chinese/Portuguese bilingual status, is playing an irreplaceable role as a bridge and link in relations between China and the Portuguese Language countries.”

The 33 participants in this conference organised by the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries have the opportunity until 22 July to listen to academics who will speak about subjects such as the economy and the business and investment environment in China, Macau and the rest of the world. (macauhub)