Exciting Activities Continue on the third Day of the MIF

A great crowd at the retail zone of the MIF

On the third day of the Macao International Trade and Investment Fair 2015 (MIF), the diverse programme and characteristics of exhibition zones attracted many trade visitors and buyers. Being a Saturday, the event was also popular with many local residents. About 40 business negotiations sessions and the contract signing of one project were held at the Business Matching Area for the on-site buyers. World Summit of Chinese Entrepreneurs Discussed About the “Belt and Road” Initiative The 12th World Summit of Chinese Entrepreneurs was held in the morning of 24 October. The main theme for the event was “The Belt and Road – New World Economic Arrangement”. Over 1,600 delegates of Chinese business associations from around the world attended the event. The President of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, Mr Chen Deming, and the Panel Convenor of the Cross Strait CEO Summit, Mr Shih Yen-shiang, were invited as keynote speakers, who gave their speeches respectively, on “The Belt and Road Strategy Amid Economic Globalisation” and “Grasp Business Opportunities to Jointly Create a New Situation”. The speakers stated that, in view of the “Belt and Road” initiative, there would be substantial changes in the world´s trade and economic status, including the re-organisation of the world´s trade and economic map, adjustment in the worldwide industrial structure and great development opportunities for Chinese entrepreneurs. The President of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, Mr Chen Deming said that the “Belt and Road” initiative involves 5 types of links, namely, the strengthening of communication on policy affairs, links of facilities, trade flow, access to financing and support from the people. Mr Chen stressed that this is the way that the tie for mutual benefit could be tightened and promote pragmatic co-operation. He also pointed out that the “Belt and Road” initiative serves as a platform to allow for development in seven great major areas, namely: promote the steady growth of trade and structural upgrading, expand bilateral business with the countries along the route, and promotes the construction of trade and economic zones abroad, promote liaisons and links between infrastructure facilities and improve the level of regional economic integration. In turn, the Panel Convenor of the Cross-Strait CEO Summit, Mr Shih Yen-shiang stated that the “Belt and Road” initiative leads to the advancement of the current economic and trade structure and opens opportunities to trade with new markets. Therefore, in his opinion, the Chinese entrepreneurs should avail of the new trends in the emerging markets, by actively creating a brand new situation. Exhibition and Forum to Promote the Traditional Chinese Medicine in Macao Based upon the experience from the previous years, the Chinese Medicine Health Industry Pavilion has expanded this year, to encompass Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), beauty and fitness, health, medicinal diet, research and development. An exchange platform has therefore been built to promote business opportunities. At the same time, the International Forum on Development of Chinese Medicine (Macau) has invited famous Chinese medicine experts to conduct academic exchanges and explore the advantages and characteristics of developing TCM in Macao. The Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Forum focused on the culture of TCM, industrial development and clinical studies. A participant pointed out that Macao possesses exclusive conditions for TCM healthcare, and suggested the integration of resources at home and abroad, to build an exchange and co-operation platform for TCM, to promote the development of the TCM. 40 Business Negotiation Sessions held on the Third Day of the MIF On the Third Day of the MIF, about 40 business negotiation sessions were held at the Business Matching Area, and contract for a project was signed, involving co-operation in the development and agency of beauty products. Fascinating Fashion Shows and Ethnic Customs Performance Several activities were held during the day to give a lively atmosphere to the venue. Several fashion show sessions were arranged under the 2015 Macao Fashion Show, and the events attracted many visitors and took photos of the activity. Also itinerant performances of ethnic customs were offered, giving a lot of fun to the visitors. Being a weekend, the retail zone was particularly popular, as many local residents come on purpose to purchase items with very special characteristics. The “CCPTM Fashion Design and Manufacturing 2014/2015 Diploma Programme Graduation Show” will be held tomorrow, this being a fascinating event not to be missed. MIF Closes on the 25 October The 20th MIF will close on 25October. Opening hours will be from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm with free admission. In response to green travel, during the MIF period, the Organiser continues to provide free shuttle bus at the following locations: Avenida Marginal do Hipódromo (near OCBC Wing Hang Bank), Avenida Dr. Mário Soares (near Macau square), Avenida Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida (near the Pak Vai bus stop). At Taipa, the stop is located at Avenida do Guimarães (Central Park, in front of Nova Park). Drivers can consider parking their car at the car park inside the Venetian Macao-resort-Hotel or leave them at Central Park and then take the shuttle bus to go to the venue.

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