“Angola, Guangdong and Macao Trade and Investment Forum” will be held on 19 October (Thursday) at 3pm in the Sicily Room, the Venetian Macao. As one of the key activities of the 22nd Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (22nd MIF), the Forum will invite entrepreneurs and government officials from the three regions to present their latest economic development and investment environments, while sharing their practical business experience. Through this Forum, participants will have a better understanding of the development of the three regions the advantages and functions of Macao’s role as a “Business and Trade Co-operation Service Platform between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries”, and explore new business opportunities together. There will be simultaneous translations in Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese and English, all merchants are welcome to register.
At present, Macao is dedicated to the construction of a “Commercial and Trade Co-operation Service Platform between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries”. By continuously promoting the extended role of Macao as a “Three Centres” (a commercial and trade service centre for SMEs in China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries, a food product distribution centre for Portuguese-Speaking Countries as well as a centre for conventions and exhibitions for economic and trade co-operation between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries), it helps to enhance exchange and trade between enterprises in China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries and develop business opportunities. Meanwhile, it also enables local SMEs, professionals, young people and others to develop with more space and scope and actively participate in regional economic and trade co-operation, while contributing to the promotion of the moderate economic diversification in Macao.
MIF has invited Angola and Guangdong to be its “Partner Country” and “Partner Province” this year. Being one of the important trading partners of China in Africa, Angola has abundant natural resources and sufficient land with huge development potentials. In recent years, Angola has been deepening its bilateral economic and trade relations and economic and technological co-operation with China. In the first seven months of this year, the growth in bilateral trade between Mainland China and Angola nearly reached 50%, and Mainland China has invested over US$10 billion in Angola through loan and financing. In addition, the Mainland has launched several important infrastructure projects in Angola, which demonstrates their good ties in co-operation and development. As for Guangdong, it has a strong economy and prosperity in commerce and industry, and it has frequent exchange and interaction with Macao in terms of economic and trade co-operation. With the “Framework Agreement on Deepening Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Co-operation in the Development of the Bay Area” being signed in July this year, it further enhances collaboration between Guangdong and Macao, which brings forth the significant opportunity for reciprocation and development in economic and trade between the two regions.
The Forum covers a signing ceremony, market promotions, special topics on enterprises and interactive sessions. Renowned entrepreneurs, financiers and government officials from these three regions will showcase their latest economic and trade environment, deconstruct investment policies, analyse the prospect of economic and trade collaboration in Portuguese-Speaking Countries, Mainland China and Macao and share their practical experience with the participating political and business leaders from all over the world. The Forum serves to help entrepreneurs and investors explore business opportunities and develop their business. For enquiries or registration, please contact the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute on +853 8798 9127, fax: +853 2872 8208 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.