International Infrastructure Forum focuses on Portuguese-speaking countries

5 June 2018

The 9th International Infrastructure Forum, which will take place in Macau on 7 and 8 June, will help promote the development of the Macau platform for financial services between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, said Sam Lei, executive director of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM).

The IPIM director said that the Forum, under the theme “Fostering New Divers of Development to Boost Infrastructure Construction and Connectivity,” aims to promote an ever stronger network of links within the “Belt and Road.”

During the forum, which will be attended by more than 1,500 personalities from 60 countries and regions, sessions will be held to “help companies to participate in and take advantage of the platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries and the opportunities of the “Belt and Road.”

The forum also includes a meeting aimed at increasing exchanges and contacts between companies in Macau and in the interior of China, to take advantage of infrastructure projects under the “Belt and Road.” There will also be a session dedicated to the development of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay and a seminar on the construction of infrastructure between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.

The forum will also be attended by representatives from the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, Novo Banco de Desenvolvimento, the African Export-Import Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Citibank, UBS group and the heads of 30 other financial institutions from China and abroad.

Representatives from some 80 Fortune Global 500 companies for 2017, namely China State Construction Engineering Corporation, Ltd., China Communications Construction Group, Sino Power Construction Group, Ltd., China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China, Huawei Investment & Holdings Co., Limited, Caterpillar and the Volvo Group are also due to attend.

According to the same source over 110 international construction companies from Asia, Europe and North America will take part in the forum’s two days of work. (macauhub)