To highlight the role of Macao as a service platform and explain the investment environment and business opportunities of Portuguese-speaking Countries, the ‘Seminar on Business Co-operation between Jiangxi, Macao and Portuguese-speaking Countries’ was held in the afternoon of September 18. The seminar was held in the Wanda Realm Hotel, in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province.
The seminar was organised by the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Forum Macao), the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) and the Jiangxi Province’s Trade Bureau, and supported by the Macau Chinese Enterprises Association.
Attending the seminar were the Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, Mr Chang Hexi; the Director-General of the Trade Office of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, Ms Chen Xing; the Deputy-Director-General of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, Mr Xu Jun; and IPIM Executive Director, Ms Irene Lau.
There were several presentations during the seminar. They covered the economic development and investment environment of Jiangxi Province, and the work of Forum Macao and the investment environment of Portuguese-speaking Countries. There was also a briefing about the economic development of Macao and of the territory’s role as a service platform. The seminar also included an exchange session and a business matching session between Delegates of Portuguese-speaking Countries at the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao and representatives of companies from Jiangxi Province.
Several companies from Jiangxi in the sectors of energy, machinery, medicine and medical technology, engineering, ceramic, agriculture, tourism, food products, e-commerce, and import and export took part in the seminar. Representatives of the companies had the opportunity to interact with the Delegates of Portuguese-speaking Countries, an activity that highlights the role of Macao as a service platform and creates more opportunities for companies from Mainland China – especially from Jiangxi Province – to expand to international markets.
The activities contributed to promoting more fully Forum Macao and Macao’s role as a service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries. They also allowed for an introduction about the business and investment environment in the Portuguese-speaking Countries, as well as their policies, thus promoting pragmatic co-operation between companies from Mainland China – namely Jiangxi Province –, and Macao and Portuguese-speaking Countries.