Macau International Fair features goods and services from Portuguese-speaking countries

19 October 2015

The 2015 edition of the Macau International Fair, from 22-25 October, for the first time includes a “showcase of products and services from Portuguese-speaking countries,” said the fair’s organisers.

This showcase, which will occupy an area of ​​2,000 square metres in the grounds of Macau International Fair (MIF), will feature companies from Portuguese-speaking countries and another 16 registered on the Website for Cooperation in the Economic, Commercial and Human Resources Sectors between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries, launched in April in Macau.

Until 30 September about 300 users/buyers registered on this “information portal” according to a statement released by the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), which translates into over 1,000 food products from Portuguese-speaking countries, 100 professional bilingual staff members and around 40 service providers.

These 16 suppliers of “professional services” that will be featured at MIF, according to the same statement, include companies focused on “translation, cross-border e-commerce platforms and operators in the conventions and advertising sector.”

IPIM said this exhibition of products and services at MIF aimed to promote “to the public” the so-called “three centres” that Macau wants to create and develop as part of the aim of making the territory a “service platform for economic and trade cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries.”

The three centres are the Business Services Centre for SMEs from China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, the Centre for Distribution of Products from Portuguese-Speaking Countries and the Convention and Exhibition Centre for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries as well as the “information portal.” (macauhub/MO)