Portugal and Beijing are the first partner country and partner city of the Macau International Fair (MIF), according to the organisation, “adding lustre and allowing for more business opportunities during the event,” whose 21st edition takes place from Thursday to Saturday.
The Macau Institute for Trade and Investment Promotion (IPIM), the organiser of the territory’s leading trade fair, said that through the fair, Macau intends to continue to strengthen its role as a service platform for Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries and increase its international influence.
The theme for this year’s MIF is “Cooperation – Key to Business Opportunities.” The fair will occupy an area of over 30,000 square metres, with over 1,600 stands and with the participation of delegations from more than 50 countries and regions.
For the first time MIF will have the Theme Pavilion Partner Country – Portugal Pavilion and the Theme Pavilion Partner City – Beijing Pavilion, with a total area of over 800 square metres.
The Theme Pavilion Partner Country – Portugal Pavilion, with the theme “Surprises of Portugal,” showcases the country’s current economic, commercial and investment climate, its infrastructure and its dynamic future, among other relevant aspects.
The Theme Pavilion Partner City – Beijing Pavilion, divided into Pavilion of Trade in Services, Pavilion of Traditional Chinese Medicine Industry, Pavilion of the International Horticulture Exhibition (Beijing) 2019, Pavilion of the Beijing Olympic Winter Games 2022 and the Pinggu Pavilion, among others, offers participants investment and cooperation opportunities.
In order to expand Macau’s role as a Service Platform for Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, this year’s MIF will continue to include the exhibition of products and services from Portuguese Speaking Countries, with an area of more than 1,800 square metres and the participation of over 134 exhibitors.
For the first time there will also be a fashion show from the Portuguese-speaking countries and several brands have been invited to showcase clothing including Macau fashion brand “LinesLab”, the Maca brand sold exclusively to Portuguese-speaking countries “Macarica” and the brands “Nadir Tati” of Angola, “Domingos Totora” of Brazil, “Aforest Design”, “Burel Factory” and “Qwiu” of Portugal.
The Special Commercial Services Zone for Small and Medium Sino-Lusophone Businesses will also be launched, which provides information from the Portal for Cooperation in the Economic, Commercial and Human Resources Area between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries on products, services, investment projects and business regulations, among others, to whoever wants to expand their business to the markets of the Portuguese-speaking countries. (macauhub)