Under the slogan âNew phase, new context, new developmentâ, Macao and mainland representatives of trade promotion organizations and chambers of commerce stressed the need to make the most of the âTourism + MICEâ model while at the same time deepening cooperation between Macau and the mainland. companies.
In the opening speech of the Joint Mainland-Macao Trade Association Conference on Wednesday, Economy and Finance Secretary Lei Wai Nong highly appreciated the role played by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade in the support for Macao’s economic development.
CCPIT President Gao Yan mentioned in her speech that China has made strategic progress in epidemic prevention and control, as well as in economic and social development, which has made China the only major economy to have achieved positive economic growth last year.
Among other suggestions, Ms. Gao accelerates the transformation and modernization of the convention and exhibition industry, promoting moderate diversification of economic development.
The âTourism + MICEâ concept was also put forward by the President of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) Lau Wai Meng. His suggestions included stepping up efforts to promote Macau’s strengths in âtourism + MICEâ; enhancing Macao as a MICE platform to promote business and trade cooperation between enterprises in Mainland China and Macao; encourage and assist competitive mainland enterprises to establish head offices and branches in Macau according to the development of the city’s industry. As for the procedure to follow,
Vong Kok Seng, vice chairman of the board of directors of the Macao Chamber of Commerce, proposed to step up economic exchanges between Macao’s business sector and its counterparts in Portuguese-speaking countries.