The 3rd “Young Entrepreneurs Forum of China and Portuguese- speaking Countries” and the “Portuguese-speaking Countries Business Opportunity series – China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Economic and Trade Investment and Dispute Resolution Seminar” held today (18 October) at the Florence Room of The Venetian Macao, turned up the heat a day before the mega events — the “22nd Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (22nd MIF) and 2017 Portuguese-speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) – 2017 PLPEX” which are considered to enhance Macao’s position as a service platform for business and trade co-operation between Mainland China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, and as an architect to bridge business matching among enterprises of Mainland China, Portuguese-speaking countries and Macao. Attention is now drawn to the new topics and moves in the economic and trade areas between Mainland China and Portuguese-speaking countries.
Capitalising on the advantages of Macao to boost economy and trade
The Portuguese-speaking Countries Business Opportunity series – China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Economic and Trade Investment and Dispute Resolution Seminar, hosted by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, and the Macau Lawyers Association were held this morning (18 October) when the signing ceremony for the “Agreement on the Co-operation Framework between China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and the Macau Lawyers Association” was conducted. Representatives from the Macau Lawyers Association, Faculty of Law from the University of Macau, and Court of Arbitration of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission gave presentations and exchanged of ideas on areas such as the investment environment and resolution of disputes in economic and trade areas. More than 90 attendees from sectors such as investment, legal and trade participated at the event.
In his speech delivered at the Seminar, President of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Jackson Chang mentioned that IPIM has been playing an active role in promoting the construction of the Sino-Portuguese platform both online and offline. Under the framework of the Sino-Portuguese platform, the “Three Centres” denoting the “Commercial Services Centre for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries,” “Distribution Centre for Food Products from Portuguese-speaking Countries” and “Convention and Exhibition Centre for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries” have been taking in shape, with the aim of creating a more favourable environment for investments from Mainland China, Portuguese-speaking countries and Macao. Jackson Chang said as of the end of September this year, the number of bi-lingual service providers registered on the “Human Resources Portal between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries” amounted to 1,900 entities, covering legal services, translation and accounting. In recent years, IPIM has been active in promotion arbitration and mediation services, and for the last two years, IPIM has provided support to the WTC Macau Arbitration Centre arranging onsite services during the MIF, as well as building up closer co-operations with organisations including the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Macau Lawyers Association, WTC Macau Arbitration Centre, whereby enquiries can be referred to these organisations to help seeking resolutions, and provide relevant services to the enterprises in need, which in turn, promotes Sino-Portuguese economic and trade activities.
Young Start-ups and Innovations Centre opens at the Forum
The “Sino-Portuguese Young Start-ups and Innovation Centre” was unveiled during the third “Young Entrepreneurs Forum of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries” together with the signing ceremony of the Co-operation Agreement for the “Macao Young Start-ups Incubation Centre”. The Forum expanded on the topics of “Global Interconnectivity – China & Portuguese-speaking Countries”, and “The Importance of start-ups in the advent of Macao’s reaching out to the world”.
Concurrent events will kick off tomorrow – 22nd MIF and 2017 PLPEX
Both the 22nd MIF and 2017 PLPEX will commence tomorrow (19 October) at the Venetian Macao for three consecutive days. On the first of the three-days , opening ceremonies for the “22nd Macao International Trade and Investment Forum” and 2017 Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao)” , as well as the opening for the “7th Jiangsu – Macao – Portuguese-speaking Countries Business Forum” among others will be staged. Not to be missed are highlights such as the “PSC Fashion Show” (Portuguese-speaking Countries Fashion Show), Portuguese-speaking Countries Art-piece Showcase, Portuguese-speaking Countries Music/Dance performance and the Thematic Day of Beijing Pavilion.
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