Macau International Fair and Portuguese-speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition kicks off on Thursday

The 24th Macau International Fair (24th MIF) and the Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macau) 2019 (2019PLPEX) Products and Services Exhibition will coordinate and articulate with China’s development policies, closely following new international investment trends, said the president of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM).

Organised by IPIM and co-organised by 15 economic and trade entities, and trade associations from Macau, China and Hong Kong, the theme of this edition of MIF is “Cooperation – Key to Business Opportunities.”

IPIM President Irene Lau said that the two events will take place simultaneously from 17 to 19 October and stressed that Caboe Verde and the Chinese province of Jiangsu are invited to be, respectively, the Partner Country and the Partner Province.

She also said that Cabo Verde TradeInvest, the archipelago’s investment and export promotion agency will organise and install the Caboe Verde Pavilion, which will occupy an area of 180 square metres, while Jiangsu Province Trade Department will coordinate, organise and install the Jiangsu Pavilion, which will cover an area of almost 300 square metres.

On the first day of the MIF, the Ninth Summit for Commercial and Industrial Development of Jiangsu Province, Macau and Portuguese-Speaking Countries will take place, as well as the Jiangsu–Macau–Cabo Verde Cooperation Forum, which will bring together representatives of economic and trade departments of businesses, as well as experts and academics from the three territories.

PLPEX will have an area of approximately 6,000 square metres this year, with about 250 stands and the participation of companies from the eight Portuguese-speaking countries and Lusophone products and services agents from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, which will promote food, beverages, e-commerce, information technology, everyday items, handicrafts, building materials, sporting goods, as well as various theme-specific exhibition areas and thematic products.

IPIM will organise business visits from Portuguese-speaking, national, foreign and Macau businesspeople to the cities of Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay, including Zhuhai and Foshan, to enable businesses, especially those from Portuguese-speaking countries to become better acquainted with the policies of the Greater Bay and the resulting development opportunities. (Macauhub)