Macao and Canada Economic and Trade Association (MCETA)

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Grand opening of 25th Macao International Trade and Investment Fair

The 25th Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (25th MIF), the Macao Franchise Expo 2020 (2020MFE) and the 2020 Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) (2020PLPEX) was held on October 22, 2020.


This year, the 25th Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (25th MIF), the Macao Franchise Expo 2020 (2020MFE) and the 2020 Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) (2020PLPEX) are being held concurrently at The Venetian Macao from 22 to 24 October.


These three exhibitions combine inheritance and innovation, giving full play to their respective advantages. Being held both online and offline, the exhibitions will leverage the synergistic effect that arises to help exhibitors and traders negotiate future co-operation and seek common development through the Macao platform.


Strengthened online exhibition platform to enhance cross-regional participation


MIF, MFE and PLPEX are exhibitions accredited by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI). In addition to physical exhibitions, forums, meetings, business matching sessions and special sessions, the three exhibitions have strengthened the online exhibition platform and enriched the online presentation of products and services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Additionally, cloud matching for the online expo, live streaming of the exhibitions, online contract signing, and online promotion seminars are also be available. As of 19 October, the number of online expo exhibitors has exceeded 1,100, with a total over 3,700 online exhibits. The exhibitors are from Mainland China, Portugal, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, and Macao.


An online business matching zone and a live-streaming room will be set up, offering “online-offline” and “online-online” business matching sessions during the exhibitions. There are already more than 450 matching session registrations. 


The participating enterprises are from the fields of food and catering services, hotel supplies, technological products, Portuguese-speaking countries’ products, etc. Exhibitors may approach suitable exhibitors, suppliers or buyers for co-operation, by using their accounts on the online business matching service platform (


In order to facilitate business matching, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) has developed a mobile application Scan2Match, which allows traders to inquire about the matching schedule at any time. Users only need to scan a designated QR code before business matching session, and relevant records will then be stored in the app. By utilizing Macao’s influence as a trade and economic co-operation service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, there are online business matching sessions for these merchants as well.


Three exhibitions join forces to produce a synergistic effect


This year the three exhibitions cover an area of 25,000 square meters and offer over 1,200 booths, covering project investment, modern financial services, science and technology innovation projects, food and catering services, cultural and creative industries, Portuguese-speaking countries’ specialty products, professional consulting services and franchise industries.


The three exhibitions join hands with Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, and other cities in the Greater Bay Area to further deepen the ties with twelve regions of Beijing, Tianjin, Jiangsu, Jilin, Fujian, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hubei, Hainan, Zhejiang, Liaoning and Tibet to expand markets through the exhibition platform.


The three exhibitions pay equal attention to exhibitions and forums. During the three-day exhibitions, over 50 forums, meetings, exchanges, and promotion sessions will take place, including the “2020 International Trade and Investment Forum and Forum on Chain and Franchise Business Opportunities of International Brands”, the 17th World Summit of Chinese Entrepreneurs”, and the “Portuguese-speaking Countries Wine and Food Business Matching Seminar”, so as to enhance the interaction among participants and help them seize developmental opportunities.


Canada Pavilion has over 30 exhibitors

The Canada Pavilion was unveiled on the same day of the grand opening of the three exhibitions. There are over 30 exhibitors such as City of Markham, City of Vaughan, University of Toronto, York University, Canadian Municipal Business Gateway, Macau Canada Business Association, Canada Shanghai Business Association and Canada Hong Kong Alliance.


“The "Macao International Trade and Investment Fair" is one of the most reputable annual international economic and trade events in Macao. Under the theme of “Cooperation-Key to Business Opportunities”, MIF leverages on Macao’s advantages as “World Centre of Tourism and Leisure” and “Commercial and Trade Cooperation Service Platform between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries”, which helps MIF’s participants to facilitate business start-up, development and transformation.”

President of Macao Canada Economic and Trade Association, Carmen Lei said.


President Lei expressed her appreciation of the support from all level of governments in Canada for the MIF.  She specially thanks Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade of Canada, Mary Ng; Mayor of City of Markham Frank Scarpitti; Mayor of City of Vaughan Maurizio Bevilacqua; Markham City Councilor Alan Ho and Isa Lee for their warmest greetings.


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