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Meet @ Macao!
10 Reasons to Meet at Macao
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1. Plenty of venue options
No matter how small or large your event is, your needs will be met in Macao. Macao has the capacity to host any size of meetings and events under one roof. The city’s total MICE venues cover more than 190,000 sqm, and the city offers more than 40,000 hotel rooms, capable of accommodating thousands of delegates at the same time. Macao has a number of fully integrated facilities with large scale meeting space, accommodation rooms, retail, restaurant and entertainment facilities giving meeting planners plenty of options for one-off or repeat events.
2. Unique Blend of Chinese and Western Culture
Macao is a perfect illustration of the coexistence of Chinese and Western culture. A total of 25 sites in the city are inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. About one-fifth of the city is a combination of Chinese and Western culture, creating a rich experience for the more than 35 million tourists that visit Macao yearly.
3. Visa-free Access
Over 80 countries and regions enjoy visa-free access to Macao. In addition, the “Mainland and Macao Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement” enables more entry facilitations for event participants from Mainland China.
4. Convenient Transportation
Macao covers only 32.9 square kilometres. Visitors can easily reach any location within the city in 20 minutes or less. Having venues, hotels, transport and attractions all within close proximity help minimise logistics, time and cost for meeting and event planners. Delegates can spend more of their valuable time networking, learning and conducting business.
5. Strategic Location
The “Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” identifies Macao as one of four core cities in the Greater Bay Area. Being located at the doorstep of China - adjacent to Hong Kong, Macao offers unprecedented business opportunities for meeting planners and business visitors. In addition, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge” has opened up new possibilities for regional co-operation. Great accessibility and cooperation between the cities of the Greater Bay area provide opportunities for multi-destination events, technical tours, pre and post touring and event promotion within the region.
6. City of Gastronomy
Macao has been recognised as the “UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy”. The city provides a bountiful choice of cuisines including its own unique Macanese cuisine and 20 Michelin star restaurants. We can cater for all tastebuds and budgets.
7. Impressive Experiences
Before or after your event delegates can enjoy an increasingly diverse range of experiences that meets everyone’s needs, including duty-free designer shopping, local delicacies, arts, cultural and heritage attractions, thrill seeking adventure, world-class shows and entertainment.
8. Safety and Security
With healthy economic growth, political stability and a low crime rate, Macao is regarded as a safe and secure destination.
9. International Recognition
With the joint efforts of the Macao SAR Government and the MICE industry, the international status of the MICE industry has been continuously enhanced, and those efforts have been recognised by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), and other international bodies. Macao has a strong commitment to support industry training and accreditation for local MICE practitioners, in order to provide high quality services to international event organisers.
10. Government’s Support
The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) provides a “One-stop Service” for international business events, including free consultation and event support services. IPIM has also launched the “Convention and Exhibition Financial Support Programme” to offer financial support for accommodation, dining, advertising, speakers to the organisers.
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