The Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) is organised by IPIM with 15 co-organisers, is set to open on October 20-22.
MIF is the first local exhibition with UFI certification from the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and is one of the most celebrated annual events in Macao.
Themed as “Co-operation-Key to Business Opportunities”, this year’s MIF will establish, for the first time, co-operation projects with partner countries and cities, with Portugal and Beijing being the first partners, to demonstrate Macao’s role as a “World-class Tourism and Leisure Center” and “Business and Trade Cooperation Service Platform between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries,” which can benefit businesses with its diverse economic environment. MIF will also introduce prospective partners to the exhibitors for cultivating business opportunities.
MIF will have Chinese cities, Europe, PCSs, and the Americas pavilions. The “Portuguese-speaking Countries’ Products and Services Exhibition” will be held concurrently.
Many forums, conferences and sessions will be held, including the “World Summit of Chinese Entrepreneurs”. Leaders from governments and commercial circles world-wide and global Chinese entrepreneurs will gather in Macao to discuss the development of the Asian and Global economies.
MIF offers business matching services. An online platform is provided to connect visiting delegations and exhibitor groups.
The development of SMEs is strongly supported by MIF. By inviting trade associations and enterprises worldwide, MIF helps exhibitors improve their potential.
20th MIF Review
The 20th MIF attracted nearly 110,000 visitors from over 50 countries and regions, occupying approximately 30,000 square metres with 1,900 exhibition booths. 55 forums or conferences were held.
To further promote the “Three Centres” and one “Portal”, MIF established a “Portal Professional Service Suppliers’ Exhibition Area”. 16 professional service providers were invited to strengthen exchanges between Macao enterprises and exhibitors from PCSs.
Approximately 574 business sessions were held, with 117 enterprises from PCSs. Businesses discussed involved caterings, health products, and various kinds of services.