The 23rd Macau International Trade Fair (MIF) and the Portuguese-Speaking-Countries Products and Services Exhibition 2018 (Macau) – PLPEX 2018 will be held on 18 and 20 October of next year, announced the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM).
The IPIM statement said that in the 2017 edition, which ended at the weekend, 67 protocols were signed, covering cooperation projects between governments and trade associations in the areas of agriculture, tourism, sport, education, Internet promotion, technology and trade in food products.
IPIM, which is responsible for organising both events, also reported that 389 contact meetings were held.
During the two exhibitions, there were 45 meetings, conferences and promotional seminars. Angola and the Chinese province of Guangdong were respectively, ´Partner Country´ and ´Partner Province’ at this year’s MIF.
In the 2017 edition, more than 1,500 pavilions were installed and companies from more than 50 countries and regions took part. Alongside this, PLPEX, held for the first time independently, attracted more than 210 companies and entities.
During MIF and PLPEX the “Forum for Trade and Investment between Angola, Guangdong Province and Macau” took place as well as the “7th Summit for Commercial and Industrial Development of Jiangsu Province, Macau and Portuguese-Speaking Countries,” the “Portuguese-Speaking Countries, Fujian and Macao Economic Exchange,” and the “14th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention.”
The IPIM statement said these initiatives are designed to foster trade cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, to support companies to expand abroad and to explore the market of countries in regions along the “Belt and Road.”
According to IPIM, these trade fairs are also intended to increase multilateral economic and trade exchanges and provide more business and development opportunities to businesses and youth in Macau. (macauhub)