Macau, just 60 kilometers west of Hong Kong was, until 1999, under Portuguese administration. Now it’s a Special Administered Region of China and an incredibly popular tourist destination thanks to its vibrant mix of East meets West and its subtropical climate.
Why exhibit there?
Due to a lack of natural resources, Macau is not renowned for growing things. However, it is known for its active manufacturing sectors and as a distribution outlet for Chinese markets.
Main exports include clothing, textiles, footwear, toys and electronics. Its main trading partners are China, Hong Kong, France, US, Japan and Germany.
Macau is easily accessible from anywhere in the world. Flying into Hong Kong is the easiest route for most passengers and then getting a ferry over to Macau from the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan.
Or you can fly direct to Macau with a stopover when flying through many other major Asian hubs.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There are no unusual restrictions as to what you can bring into the country, however they do make special mention that drug trafficking is a very serious offence.
Main exhibition venues
- Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre
- Macau Fisherman's Wharf Convention and Exhibition Center
- Macau MICE
- The Venetian Macao
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
Macau’s was first settled by Portuguese traders as far back as the 1550s. The city's rich past is evident everywhere: its architecture and well-preserved colonial buildings are not to be missed.
- The ruins of St. Paul. These ruins are all that remain of St. Paul's Cathedral, once considered the finest Christian building in the Far East.
- A-Ma temple. Dedicated to the goddess Matsu, the A-Ma Temple was built on the Macau Peninsula in 1488. It later became the inspiration behind the Portuguese renaming the city to Macau.
- Coloane Island and Hac Sa Beach. Joined to the mainland by a bridge and causeway, the island of Coloane lies to the south of the Macau Peninsula.
- Feast on a pork chop bun at Tai Lei Loi Kei, the famous street store that has been serving up pork buns since 1968.
- Enjoy Old World Portuguese dishes in Taipa Village’s Antonio restaurant. Don’t miss out on the baked goats' cheese with olive oil and acacia honey, clams cooked in lemon, garlic and white wine, or the homemade chorizo.
- Local currency is PATACA, although Hong Kong dollars are readily accepted throughout the city.
- Chinese and Portuguese are the official languages. Cantonese is popular among residents and most people can understand Mandarin.
- You don’t need a visa if you’re on the Macau approved country list.
- Most places use the 3 pin plug socket, but be aware some use a two pin socket.
- Cultural sensitivities: always hand over your business card with two hands, and pay the proper respects to one given to you. Don’t put it in your back pocket, put it somewhere safe like a wallet. Make appointments in advance and be punctual.