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Macao

Macao, compact and convenient, has emerged as one of Asia's leading destinations for all size of meetings and events, with more than 38,000 hotel rooms and 190,000m2 of meeting space within 30km2, ease of access to two international airports and the world's largest economic growth region. Strategically located in the Pan-Pearl River Delta region, which is one of the most vibrant economic regions in China.

Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Asia/Pacific
Country: China
City: Macao

Components

International Airports: 1
Currency: Pataca
Number of Hotels: 116
Number of Rooms: 38000

City Overview

Macao, compact and convenient, has emerged as one of Asia's leading destinations for all size of meetings and events, with more than 38,000 hotel rooms and 190,000m2 of meeting space within 30km2, ease of access to two international airports and the world's largest economic growth region. Strategically located in the Pan-Pearl River Delta region, which is one of the most vibrant economic regions in China.

CVB Overview

Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), the government bureau for MICE, provides a “One-stop Service” for MICE Bidding and Support in Macao and aims to attract renowned overseas events to Macao. IPIM has the Convention and Exhibition Financial Support Programme, which for qualified events, can cover event expenses such as accommodation, F&B, promotion,etc.

Knowledge Hub Overview

Being just 30km2 in total area, everything in Macao is within a convenient 20-minute travel radius. Macao, with 25 UNESCO heritage sites, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list - in addition, it was designated as the UNESCO 'Creative City of Gastronomy' in 2017. Macao is a destination that provides a favourable business environment with its open economy, free port, low tax regime and market network.

Significant Convention Centres

The top five meeting venues by sqm: - The Venetian Macao (18,500 sqm of meeting space, 3,000 rooms) - Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central (18,891 sqm of meeting space, 3,896 rooms) - Conrad Macao, Cotai Central (6,500 sqm of meeting space, 636 rooms) - Parisian Macao (5,200 sqm of meeting space, 2,741 rooms) - Grand Hyatt Macao (8,000 sqm of meeting space, 763 rooms)

Protocol

Macao offers visa free to 79 countries

Access

Macao has an extensive sea-air-land transportation network with direct flights between Macao and 52 Asian and European cities including 28 mainland cities. Overseas visitors can also fly into neighbouring cities, such as Hong Kong, Zhuhai or Shenzhen, then come to Macao by road or sea within an hour. The recently opened Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Road Bridge brings the three places even closer and has opened up opportunities.

Accommodation

With over 38,000 hotel rooms, Macao has the luxury and international brands such as The Venetian, Galaxy, Sheraton, Marriott, MGM, St. Regis, Four Seasons, Wynn, Banyan Tree, Contad, Mandarin Oriental, Sofitel, Grand Hyatt, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza etc.

Attractions

Macao’s 25 UNESCO Heritage sites reflect its strong Asian identity and long history as a Portuguese settlement. Visitors may also experience the integrated resorts for shows, concerts, designer shopping, dining and themed activities.

DMC's/PCO's

Macao has a good supply of PCOs, DMCs and service providers to support MICE events. Contact IPIM for further information.

Knowledge Hubs

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conventions

47th Skal Asia Congress

Venue: The Venetian Macao

Numbers: 200
Event Date: 2018

15th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry

Venue: The Venetian Macao

Numbers: 500
Event Date: 2018

International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Venue: The Venetian Macao

Numbers: 3000
Event Date: 2019