The Exhibition Centre for Food from Portuguese-speaking Countries in Macau will be inaugurated on Thursday as an initiative of the Macau Institute for Trade and Investment Promotion (IPIM).
The centre will officially open with about 700 food products on exhibition from Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and Timor-Leste (East Timor), including natural foods, snacks, canned food, coffee and alcohol, among others.
In a statement, IPIM said that the Exhibition Centre for Food from Portuguese Speaking Countries occupies two floors of a building with a covered area of 390 square metres.
The opening of the space, in the Tap Seac Square shopping centre (known as the Casa de Vidro, or Glass House) follows the launch, on 1 April, 2015, of the Portal for Economic, Commercial and Human Resources Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries (http://www.platformchinaplp.mo).
Organised by the Chinese Trade Ministry and the Office for Economy and Finance of the Macau Government and coordinated by IPIM, the portal consists of a database of bilingual professionals and services (Chinese-Portuguese), a database of food products from Portuguese-speaking countries, information on conventions and exhibitions, economic and trade information and laws of individual countries.
In January this year, IPIM’s liaison office set up in Fuzhou, mainland China, “the first exhibition area of food from Portuguese-speaking countries.”
“Alongside this, IPIM will examine the feasibility of installing the ‘Exhibition Area for Food from Portuguese Speaking Countries’ in its liaison offices in Shenyang, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Wuhan,” the statement said.(macauhub/AO/BR/CN/CV/GW/MO/MZ/PT/TL)