The 26th Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (26th MIF), the Macao Franchise Expo 2021 (2021MFE) and the 2021 Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) (2021PLPEX) will be held concurrently at The Venetian Macao from 10 to 12 December. Adhering to the mode of “three exhibitions in synergy with the integration of online and offline elements”, the three exhibitions assist traders from all over the world in exploring and expanding business opportunities, thus creating win-win results through both the online and offline platforms of the three exhibitions.
Gathering the advantages of the three exhibitions to expand business opportunities
The MIF, MFE and the PLPEX, the three annual exhibitions accredited by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), join hands once again this year and continue to optimise their online and offline activities. By 30 November, the three exhibitions cover a total area of 28,250 square metres, up by 13% year-on-year, and has 1,710 booths in total with an increase of around 39.7% over last year. There are around 920 exhibitors and 1,020 online exhibitors offering over 2,200 online exhibits. The online and offline exhibitors are from Mainland China, Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macao.
To assist exhibitors in exploring and expanding business opportunities, the organisers will arrange online and offline buyers and procurement teams. As of 30 November, over 1,000 hosted buyers and online buyers from Mainland China, Portugal, Brazil, Italy, Canada, Germany, Morocco, Spain, Macao and other regions are invited.
Strengthening the online functions and leveraging the advantages of online and offline platforms
The online exhibitions of the three fairs have introduced the function of “real-time online meeting” and established a synchronisation mechanism with the Online Business Matching Service Platform (BM Platform) to offer online and offline matching services in various forms. After registering for the “online matching” service on the BM Platform, exhibitors can send “meeting invitation” and make video conference appointment with traders/buyers; or use the “online business matching rooms” in the Macao Pavilion for business meetings.
To help exhibitors take the lead in seizing the business opportunities of the three exhibitions, the online matching will be conducted for 14 consecutive days (from 29 November to 12 December) prior to the exhibitions. In this case, purchasers and exhibitors can get to know the products in advance to have better matching results. Over 100 online matching sessions have been completed so far. During the exhibitions, influencers will be broadcasting at the live-streaming studios their photos and on-site visits. VR 360 will also be available to enhance the online exhibition experience. Over 20 live broadcasts and 80 online promotion seminars are expected to to assist exhibitors in promoting their products and services, complementing online and offline exhibitions so as to help traders achieve better results in the exhibitions through multiple channels.
Organising meetings and forums, and inviting Shanghai as the “Partner City”
This year’s MIF has invited Shanghai as the “partner city” and will set up the “Shanghai Pavilion”, which will cover an area of over 400 square metres. On the first day of the MIF, the “International Trade and Investment Forum 2021” will be held to deepen the exchange and co-operation between Shanghai and Macao in various fields through exhibitions, seminars and other forms.
Over 50 forums, meetings networking and promotional activities will be conducted during the three-day exhibitions, including the “International Trade and Investment Forum 2021”, the “18th World Summit of Chinese Entrepreneurs” which focuses on scientific and technological innovation and modern finance for discussion and exchange, the “11th Jiangsu-Hong Kong-Macau Youth Development Forum”, “Jiangsu Week in Macao”, “Macao International Culture Industry Expo”, “2021 Macao Forum on the Development of Chinese Medical Industry”, “Fujian – Macao – Portuguese-Speaking Countries Economic and Trade Meeting”, and the Forum on “2021 China Chain Stores and Franchise Overseas Excellence Award (Macau)”.
Participation in the three spectacular exhibitions
The exhibitions open to trade visitors exclusively on the first day, to the general public on 11 and 12 December. During the exhibitions, all relevant units and participants will strictly follow the epidemic prevention guidelines issued by the Health Bureau and fully co-operate with epidemic prevention measures.
To encourage green commuting, a number of free shuttle bus routes travelling between the venue and the North District and Central District of the Macao Peninsula and Taipa will be available during the three-day exhibitions for the convenience of businessmen, residents and tourists.
For enquiries, please contact the MIF Coordinator on (853)2882 8711, the MFE Secretariat on (853)8798 9654, PLPEX Coordinator on (853)8798 9349, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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