10 Reasons for choosing Macao as your business events destination

6th Oct, 2017
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IPIM is the government agency responsible for trade and investment as well as the promotion of Macao as a business events destination, offers One-Stop Service for business events and a series of support programmes to assist meeting and event organizers that are hosting events in Macao! Over the years, Macao’s MICE industry has been growing significantly, the number of conventions and exhibitions held in Macao increased almost 4 fold between 2002 and 2016, from about 260 events to 1276 , number of participants is also increased to over 1.7 million.

According to the latest Asia Pacific City Ranking Report which issued by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Macao was positioned at 59th in 2012 and 17th in 2016, up 42 places between 4 years’ time.

Here you are 10 reasons for choosing Macao as your next business events destination:

  1. Being just 30sq km in total area, everything is within 20 minutes travel time or less, making everything close and convenient for meeting and event planners.
  2. With more than 37,000 hotel rooms and over 190,000 sqm of meeting space, Macao has the capacity to host large scale meetings and events under one roof.
  3. Macao is a relatively a new destination which is often an appealing aspect for meeting and incentive planners looking for new locations for their event.
  4. Macao is an open trading port providing ease of access to the world's second largest economy (China). Across the border from Macao, there are approximately 109 million people in Guangdong province, which is one of China’s most prosperous regions.
  5. Macao is a unique blend of Chinese and Portuguese cultures reflected in its cuisine, festivals, architecture and lifestyle.
  6. Macao is now home to luxury & international brand hotels and duty-free shopping outlets.
  7. In 2005, "The Historic Centre of Macao" was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  8. Macao is a safe and secure destination.
  9. A spectacular skyline of contemporary architecture along with growing number of unique attractions (shows, concerts, entertainment) and venues for MICE events.
  10. The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute has launched two MICE convention programmes for meeting planners.

MICE Subvention Programs:

IPIM has launched two subvention programmes namely the “Convention and Exhibition Stimulation Programme” and the “International Meeting and Trade Fair Support Programme”.  For eligible applicants it provides subsidies towards accommodation, F&B, keynote speakers or buyers, promotion & marketing, opening ceremony and translation etc.

Criteria:

Convention and Exhibition Stimulation Programme

  • Meetings: 2-days meeting OR 1-day meeting + 1-day activity
  • Participants > 100 delegates

International Meeting & Trade Fair Support Programme

  • Meetings: 3-days meeting OR 2-days meeting + 1-day activity
  • Participants > 200 delegates
  • Being held alternatively in at least 3 different regions

Contact

Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute

Tel: 853 8798 9292

Web: www.ipim.gov.mo

Email: mice-onestop@ipim.gov.mo

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