Joint exhibitions close deals for over 100 projects

Three government exhibitions have arranged the signing of over 100 projects across a three-day event, which attracted some 30,000 visitors.
The number of attendees, provided by the organizer, Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, is about half of the visitors to last year’s exhibition, which totaled around 70,000.
Figures provided by the organizer show that over 670 negotiation sessions took place both online and offline at the 25th Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF), the Macao Franchise Expo 2020, and the 2020 Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao), which were held jointly this year.
The 100 projects that were signed involved the introduction of made-in-Macau products and Portuguese-speaking countries’ products to the sales channel of local e-commerce platforms, among other scientific research collaboration projects.
The MIF saw an increase in participation this year from local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as it focused on local SMEs to create business opportunities.
With a budget of 50 million patacas, the event held more than 50 activities including forums, conferences, and promotional seminars.
Also this year, the three exhibitions set up an online platform where more than 1,100 exhibitors presented in excess of 4,300 exhibits.
In addition to on-site matching sessions, this year’s exhibitions also offered online business matching and online protocol signing services.
Themed matching activities for targeted users were also arranged.
Meanwhile, the 2020 International Trade and Investment Forum and Forum on Chain and Franchise Business Opportunities of International Brands was held. Under the theme of “Co-creation of Beneficial and Brand-New Business Opportunity with Exploration of the Digital Economy”, professionals in digital marketing services, famous brand designers and brand operation directors shared insights into how to make use of digital tools for marketing purposes.
IPIM has announced that the Macao Franchise Expo 2021 will be held from July 30 to August 1 2021, while the 26th MIF, titled the 2021 Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) is scheduled for October 21-23, 2021.

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