Corporate bits | MGM sponsors conference on intellectually disabled people

MGM once again sponsored the “Conference on Intellectually Disabled People in Asia” as one of its initiatives in raising public awareness on social inclusion.

The conference, held at MGM China resort on Monday, is the beginning of a series of activities planned to further promote social inclusion through art workshops and sporting events within the month of April.

A number of international speakers were invited to share ideas and insights on social inclusion at the “Conference on Intellectually Disabled People in Asia”, which was attended by about 300 audience members from various fields.

Special Olympics athletes and coaches, government officials and representatives from local community associations and other individuals attended the event.

MGM noted in a statement that one of the speakers, UNESCO Institute Program Specialist Dr. Natalia Amelina, gave a presentation on the digital inclusion of intellectually disabled.

Airasia announces promo flights to Macau, Maldives

AirAsia has deployed its Airbus A330 aircraft to fly directly to both Maldives and Macau from Kuala Lumpur for a month to improve travel options for its passengers. 

In a statement issued by AirAsia, the airline company stated that airfares are available until April 23 for flights until May 18.

The 377-seat Airbus A330 features 12 premium flatbeds onboard.

According to AirAsia Commercial head Spencer Lee, the Airbus A330 will provide an increase of 197 seats per flight.

Currently, the airline is offering promotional fares as low as MOP300 for one-way trips on economy seats, and around MOP1,100 on premium flatbeds from Kuala Lumpur to Maldives.

Meanwhile, the budget carrier is also increasing the frequency of its flights from Kuala Lumpur to destinations such as Kaohsiung, Siem Reap, Da Nang, Hanoi, Pontianak and Semarang to provide further flight options for guests travelling with AirAsia.

Associations visit BNU Hengqin branch

The Industry and Commerce Association of Macau (INCA) and the Macau Youth Entrepreneur Association (MYEA) visited the BNU Hengqin Branch yesterday.  Kevin Ho King Lun, president of INCA and Chairman of the board of MYEA, and Francisco Ho Ka Lon, president of MYEA, along with other committee members were welcomed by Pedro Cardoso, Chief Executive Officer of BNU.

Mr Cardoso highlighted, in his welcome speech, the tailor-made RMB services to assist the needs of Macau’s SMEs in expanding to the mainland China market. He added that, supported by the extensive network of its parent company Caixa Geral de Depósitos Group, BNU is also committed to the business development         between Guangdong and Macau, as well as between mainland China and the Portuguese Speaking Countries.

Kevin Ho and Francisco Ho also pointed out that INCA and MYEA both serve the local SMEs and support youth entrepreneurship, with the aim to promote the diversification of Macau’s economy. This visit can certainly help the local SMEs and the youth entrepreneurs to join hands with BNU in exploring the business opportunities in Mainland China.


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