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Melco Crown Entertainment held its first Young Entrepreneur Open Day to increase purchase from local SMEs

December 7, 2016 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Melco Crown Entertainment Limited(“Melco Crown Entertainment”, “MCE” or the “Company”), a developer, owner and operator of gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, organized its first ever Young Entrepreneur Open Day today to provide more business opportunities to the local SMEs. It is also an initiative to fulfil the Company’s commitment to expand the value of purchase from young entrepreneurs. The Open Day was held in collaboration with Junior Chamber International Macao, China, with the support of its three local chapters, Pan Mac Junior Chamber, Hou Kong Junior Chamber and Macau Junior Chamber of Commerce Senior Member Association. 

The Young Entrepreneur Open Day is one of the key activities under the framework of   MCE’s Macau SME Procurement Development Program, which is co-organized with Macao Chamber of Commerce (MCC) and supported by the Macao Economics Services (DSE), Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) and Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre (CPTTM).  Over 100 young entrepreneurs participated in the Open Day activities, including vendor experience tours and business matching sessions.  In order to help young entrepreneurs increase their competitiveness and their chance to be awarded MCE’s business contracts, the Company highlighted upcoming tenders with opportunities for young entrepreneurs at the Open Day. MCE’s supply chain team also accepted applications from the participants on site, all of which were approved as vendors.


 Ms. Janelle Campbell, Senior Vice President of Finance (Macau) of Melco Crown Entertainment said, “It is the common goal of the Macau SAR Government, Macau Chamber of Commerce and MCE to provide more support to local SMEs, especially micro enterprises, young entrepreneurs and ‘Made-in-Macau’ enterprises.  We pledged to increase the number of vendors and amount of purchases with these three categories in the coming years.  To achieve this growth year on year, we believe offering practical channels like this Open Day to young entrepreneurs will provide significant further progress.”

Mr. Grant Lou, National President of JCI Macao, China said at the Open Day, “It is the philosophy of JCI to train young leaders in the community through different kinds of programs.  This Open Day is a very good platform for local young entrepreneurs to learn more about doing businesses with large enterprises, which can enhance their competitiveness and promote their businesses.”

One of the young entrepreneurs, James Sun from Best Concepts Planning Limited, said, “The vendor experience tour allowed me to learn more about MCE’s scope of procurement, which is far beyond my imagination.  At the business matching session, I was approved as a vendor, allowing me to bid on MCE-related projects in the near future.  The whole process of supplying my product/services to a large gaming operator like MCE is much easier than I thought. I look forward to starting a business relationship with them.” 


Guests of Honor attending the Young Entrepreneur Open Day included: Mr. Lau Wai Meng, Acting Director of Macao Economics Services; Mr. Chui Yuk Lam, Vice-President of Board of Directors of Macao Chamber of Commerce; Ms. Teresa Mok, Deputy Director-General of CPTTM; Mr. Agostinho Vong, Senior Manager of Investor Service Department of Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute; Ms. Janelle Campbell, Senior Vice President of Finance (Macau), Mr. Frank Alessio, Vice President of Supply Chain and Mr. Jeffrey Ieong, Director of Creative and Design of Melco Crown Entertainment; Mr. Grant Lou, National President and Mr. Richard Kuan, NOM Advisor of JCI Macao, China; Ms. Daphne Chan, President of Pan Mac Junior Chamber; Mr. Jethro Pun, President of Hou Kong Junior Chamber andMr. John Iu, Chairman of Macau JC Senior Member Association.

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