Representatives from Portuguese-speaking countries gather at colloquium on Tourism in Macau and Beijing

20 May 2014

The Training Centre of Forum Macau Monday opened a colloquium on tourism management, conventions and expositions, involving 27 participants from Portuguese-speaking countries.

Organised by the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries (Forum Macau), the event will be held in Macau and Beijing until 1 June.

Sector leaders and specialists from Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and Timor-Leste (East Timor) will visit the Chinese capital from 27 to 31 May to take part in the activities of the 3rd China International Trade and Services Fair and to visit projects in the tourism and the meetings, incentives, conference and exhibitions (MICE) sector.

“China and the Portuguese-speaking countries have a wealth of tourism resources, and the promotion of exchange and cooperation in the area of tourism and MICE between these countries is one of the areas included in the Plan of Action put together at the 4th Ministerial conference of Forum Macau, held in November 2013, said the secretary-general of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macau, Chang Hexi.

“The tourism, conventions and exhibitions industry is now a growth industry and the main sector for the socio-economic development of Macau,” said the acting dean of the City of Macau University, Pang Shu Shing. (macauhub/AO/BR/CV/GW/MZ/PT/TL/MO/CN)