The 23rd Macau International Fair and the Exhibition of Products and Services of Portuguese-speaking Countries 2018 (Macau) ended on 20 October with the signing of 75 protocols, the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) reported.
The protocols signed over the three days of the events cover cooperation projects between governments and associations in the areas of conventions and exhibitions, cross-border e-commerce, tourism, cultural and creative industry, agriculture, environmental protection technology, promotion and representation of products.
The statement issued by IPIM said the two exhibitions served as a platform for promotion and exposure, as well as communication and exchange, for companies from Mainland China, Portuguese-speaking countries, countries along the “Belt and Road” initiative and from the rest of the world, helping them to “attract capital from abroad” and to expand abroad.
The 2018 theme of the MIF edition was “Key Cooperation for Business Opportunities” and occupied an area of 24,000 square metres, with over 1,500 exhibition stands.
The area of this year’s PLPEX increased to more than 6,000 square metres and was attended by companies from the eight Portuguese-speaking countries and Portuguese-speaking products and services agents from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.
The two events helped companies gain access to development opportunities in the construction of the “Belt and Road” and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay, allowing them to take advantage of the opportunities created by the role of Macau as a Sino-Portuguese platform to explore business opportunities.
The Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute also said the 24th MIF and PLPEX 2019 will be held from 17 to 19 October 2019. (macauhub)