Macao is a destination designed for success when it comes to meetings and events, as evidenced by the growing number of international
conferences and exhibitions that take place there. And as
the MICE segment continues to contribute more to the
city’s overall economic diversification, planners will find
more choices — and support — than ever.
In January of this year, Macao consolidated the
government agencies that offer support to meetings and
event organizers, making the Macao Trade and Investment
Promotion Institute (IPIM) the official “go-to” agency for
international meetings and events. The organization, which
oversees the development of the MICE sector, continues
to enhance the destination’s “One-Stop Service” for
planners, providing assistance and information every step
of the way, from bidding to support. IPIM’s presence at
key industry trade shows, including IMEX and AIME, as
well as its series of support programs, are proof of its
dedication to this growing market segment.
A Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s
Republic of China, Macao is experiencing unprecedented
growth in meetings infrastructure, with more than 1. 9
million square feet of meeting space, as well as more
than 32,000 hotel rooms. Additional hotels on the way —
including The Parisian Macao, Wynn Palace and MGM
Cotai — will result in a total of 50,000 rooms in the city.
Other developments, which include entertainment and
event venues, are further strengthening the city’s identity
as a hub for the leisure and business events industry.
Macao continues to attract visitors by proving that there
is more to the destination than casinos (although those are
certainly a draw as well). IPIM is strategically focusing on
the city’s unique selling proposition for international events
— namely, the array of new hotels that combine hospitality
with a state-of-the-art meetings infrastructure.
Planners around the world are more aware than ever
that Macao is the perfect place to host large groups. In
2015, the destination welcomed a record high number
of visitors, including 9,000 attendees for the Joymain
Annual Conference and 3,000 for the Global Tourism
Macao is Made for Meetings