The 22nd Macau International Trade Fair (MIF) opens on Thursday with Angola and the Chinese province of Guangdong as the main partners and will be held alongside 3rd edition of the Portuguese-Speaking-Countries Products and Services Exhibition (2017-PLPEX), which is being held independently this year.
MIF 2017, organised by the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), runs, as it did last year, under the theme “Cooperation – Key to Business Opportunities.”
The Angolan delegation, led by the country’s ambassador to China, João Garcia Bires, includes more than 80 people and companies related to fishing, canning, banking, agriculture and civil construction, among others.
In addition to the thematic pavilions of Angola and Guangdong, the Angolan Investment and Export Promotion Agency (Apiex), the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province, together with IPIM, are also organising the “Forum for Trade and Investment between Angola, Guangdong Province and Macau,” which will provide information about investment laws.
An IPIM statement said the fair has exhibition areas from the various countries and regions, especially the 9 + 2 provinces and regions of the Pan Pearl River Delta (Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Ainão, Sichuan, Guizhou , Yunnan and the administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao), the eight Portuguese-speaking countries and the countries covered by the “Belt and Road.”
There will be other exhibition areas dedicated to the “Belt and Road,” the “Great Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay,” the Sino-Portuguese platform, small and medium enterprises, cultural and creative industries, the Chinese traditional medicine industry, business initiatives of young people and e-commerce.
The 2017-PLPEX, organised by IPIM, occupies an area of more than 3,000 square metres and has the participation of more than 210 institutions and companies from the Portuguese-speaking countries, Mainland China and Hong Kong. (macauhub)