Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal are the three Portuguese-speaking countries participating in this year’s edition of the Macau Franchise Exhibition (MFE), which runs from Friday to Sunday at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel, the event’s organisers said on Wednesday.
Irene Lau, of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), said three companies from Brazil, Mozambique and six from Portugal “will be present, a sign of the growing interest of Portuguese-speaking countries in Macau, which is developing its role as a platform in promoting economic diversification the with those countries.
The Macau 2017 Franchise Exhibition, under the theme “Continuous Brand Expansion – New Business Opportunities,” includes forums, contact and seminar exchanges, and a day dedicated to sharing experiences among business initiatives and people interested in creating or developing business.
In addition to Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal, there are 155 more exhibitors from mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong, with Finland participating for the first time, added Irene Lau.
IPIM said in a statement that since its launch in 2009, the space dedicated to this event has been growing every year, having increased from 1,900 square metres in the first edition to about 6,000 square metres in subsequent editions.
MFE2017 will run concurrently with the Brand Products Fair of Guangdong and Macau 2017 in order to maximise business opportunities for companies. (macauhub)