Macau International Fair starts on 17 October

11 October 2013

The 18th edition of the Macau International Fair (MIF) is due to begin next week and the number of enrolments is an indication that the event is increasingly attractive, the chairman of the fair’s organiser said Thursday.

Jackson Chang, chairman of the Institute for Promotion of Trade and Investment in Macau (IPIM) said that the number of enrolments, as well as giving the organisers more confidence, showed that MIF had taken on the role of platform for companies looking to expand their businesses into mainland China.

“MIF is increasingly attractive and has shown itself to be a useful platform for participants to expand their businesses to mainland China, which is probably one of the reasons we are attracting more people,” said Chang.

The chairman of IPIM gave Portugal as an example, noting that Portugal Pavilion this year would be double the size of last year and house over 70 companies, some of which were attending the fair for the first time.

With over 1,900 stands, this year’s MIF has seen a 5.6 percent increase compared to 2012, which Chang said was due to the Forum Macau Ministerial Conference being held on 5 and 6 November.

Some 4,600 businesspeople and guests from a variety of sectors are expected to attend the fair’s exhibitions and conferences. (macauhub)