The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) has arranged for representatives of the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) and tourism industries in Macao to attend the Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings China 2018 (IT&CM China 2018), held in Shanghai from 21 March to 23 March 2018.

The event saw increased exchanges and co-operation within the Macao MICE industry and with the Mainland MICE industry, particularly with Shanghai. Further events meant to increase collaboration will be held in Macao and Shanghai.

At IT&CM China 2018, IPIM ran the Macao Pavilion to house counters to promote 27 Macao businesses, including hoteliers, travel agents, event organisers, destination management companies and conference service providers. IPIM arranged more than 600 business-matching sessions during the event.

The Statistics and Census Service says 1,381 MICE events took place in Macao last year, 105 more than the year before. About 1.9 million people attended events held in 2017, an increase of about 10.4 percent compared to 2016.

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Macao MICE industry representatives attended the IT&CM China 2018 in Shanghai