The Macau Business Tourism Centre (MBTC) of Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) organized the annual "Meet in Macau" seminar in Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia and Singapore respectively, held on 6th and 8th April, as an effort to promote Macau's business tourism. A delegation of 15 business tourism officials and Macau trade organizations comprising representatives from hotels, attractions and tour operators participated in the event.
The "Meet in Macau" programmes in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore both included a seminar and mini mart, as well as a corporate networking luncheon. There were 78 participants from the Malaysia trade and 82 participants from the Singapore trade attended the seminars and mini marts, while there were 17 participants comprising Malaysia corporate clients and media partners, as well as 40 participants comprising Singapore corporate clients, media partners and airline partners attended the networking luncheons.
The promotional activities of MBTC held in the two markets aimed to network and update key business tourism planners, travel agents, corporate clients and airline partners about the latest tourism developments and incentive programmes in Macau, while encouraging more international companies to choose Macau as their desired destination for business tourism events in Asia.
In the year 2010, the MGTO Representative Office in Malaysia has successfully assisted and brought 35 meeting and incentive events to Macau, whilst the MGTO Representative Office in Singapore has successfully assisted and brought 27 meeting, exhibition and incentive events to Macau.
Feedback from both guests and Macau trade partners indicated that the event was both fruitful and informative. The MGTO Representative Office in Malaysia and Singapore also had an influx of enquiries from meeting planners after the event.