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2021 -09 -23 [Back]
MGTO and IPIM ride on “Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu”
to hold trade presentation seminar
to foster “tourism + MICE” development continuously
(Source: Macao Government Tourism Office & Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute)


MGTO and IPIM ride on Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu to promote Macao tourism and MICE opportunities to the trade there

MGTO and IPIM ride on Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu to promote Macao tourism and MICE opportunities to the trade there

Director Senna Fernandes delivers remarks

Executive Member Vincent U delivers remarks

MGTO’s representative introduces Macao’s strengths as a travel destination

IPIM’s representative introduces Macao’s strengths as a MICE city

Business matching and networking session

Business matching and networking session

After holding Macao tourism and MICE presentation seminars at the Macao Weeks in Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing (in Jiangsu) as well as Shanghai successively, Macao Government Tourism Office and the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute once again led a travel and MICE trade delegation from Macao to organize the “Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu — Macao Tourism and MICE Presentation Seminar and Trade Networking Session” in Chengdu today (23 September). The seminar presented the strengths of Macao’s tourism and MICE industries and facilitated networking among industry delegates from both sides, while raising Macao’s profile as a safe and quality destination.

 

The seminar was attended by about 140 personages including Director of Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes; Deputy Director of MGTO, Cheng Wai Tong; Executive Member of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Vincent U; Director and Deputy Director of Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcast-TV and Tourism, Duo Yang Nuo Mu and Wang Min; Deputy Director of Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Exposition and Vice-Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Chengdu Sub-council, Mao Yan, as well as members of the travel and MICE trade from Sichuan and Macao.

 

MGTO Director Senna Fernandes stated in her remarks that Sichuan, renowned as “the Country of Haven” and endowed with overflowing tourism resources, is one of the major contributors of Mainland visitors to Macao. There are frequent visitations between Sichuan and Macao, both of which have been making concerted efforts to tap into each other’s visitor markets and launch different travel products. She hopes that the seminar can enable industry delegates from both sides to explore new opportunities for cooperation in tourism, MICE and other industries and develop innovative tourism products and services for boosting mutual visitations, in turn benefiting the long-term tourism development of both sides. She hopes that the Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu can offer Chengdu residents a window onto Macao as a safe, healthy and quality destination, and draw more Mainland visitors to Macao.

 

In his remarks, Vincent U expressed that the MICE industry is thriving in Chengdu with its economic impact rippling across Sichuan Province. The city also ventures into the western region of the Province with an extensive MICE market network, which plays a significant enhancer for the domestic economic circulation boosted by MICE businesses. In parallel, Macao is delivering its unique functions in reaching the vast market of Portuguese-speaking countries with a total population of over 200 million across four continents. Marching forward as the business service platform in tandem with MICE development can support enterprises to tap into business opportunities brought by the external economic circulation.

 

Highlight “tourism +” elements and MICE strengths of Macao
For tourism authorities, representatives of the travel and MICE trade as well as media in Chengdu, MGTO first introduced Macao’s latest popular tourist attractions and products such as the Macao Grand Prix Museum, Art Macao and Macao Highlight Tours, besides promoting Macao’s diverse tourism resources. At the seminar, IPIM’s representative also presented Macao’s strengths as a MICE destination and encouraged MICE organizers to hold related activities in Macao. The seminar also featured business matching and networking on site, facilitating exchange and cooperation between tourism and MICE industry operators from Macao and Sichuan.

 

The Macao Week in Sichuan•Chengdu will unfold a mega roadshow at Jiaozi Plaza, Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone in Chengdu from 23 – 27 September, to promote the diversity of unique travel experiences Macao has to offer as a healthy, safe and quality destination among Mainland residents, as part of the continuous endeavors to attract visitors to Macao for travel and spending.

Updated on: 23/09/2021