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Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute

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Macao - Business Events Destination

Macao attracts over 30 millions visitor annually, is a meeting point for Eastern and Western business and cultural exchanges with the city functioning as a trading platform for many centuries. Macau’s 25 UNESCO Heritage sites, centuries-old ruins and structures, reflect its strong Asian identity and long history as a Portuguese settlement. Other attractions include the Grand Prix Museum, Taipa House Museum, A-Ma Cultural Village. As a contrast to the old and traditional Macao visitors may experience the integrated resorts for shows, concerts, designer shopping, dining and themed activities e.g. Studio City has the tallest figure 8 ferries wheel, City of Dreams has the famous “House of Dancing Water” Show; Galaxy Macau has the World biggest Skytop wave pool at 75,000 sqm. Strategically located in the Pan-Pearl River Delta region, which is one of the most vibrant economic regions in China, Macao is made for meetings of all sizes offering fully integrated convention precincts, over 190,000 sqm of meeting space and 37,000 hotel rooms all conveniently within 30 square kilometers. Macao continues to diversify and expand its product offering for the international MICE market including new activities, attractions, accommodation and venues. These developments along with improved accessibility via the Hong Kong - Macao - Zhuhai road bridge will open up new market opportunities for the attraction of MICE business. Take for example of the dining scene, Macau now boasts 16 Michelin star restaurants. An incredible feat in such a short space of time and for a city of 640,000 people and a landmass of only 30sqkms. In addition, Macao has the proven ability to host the world's largest events with minimal logistics. According to the latest Asia Pacific City Ranking Report which issued by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Macao was positioned at 59th in 2012 and 17th in 2016, up 42 places between 4 years’ time.

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  • Macau International Airport

    9 km from City Center

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Local Attractions

Guia Fortress (including Guia Chapel and Lighthouse)

2 km away
The fortress was built between 1622 and 1638. Inside the fortress stands Guia Chapel, originally established by Clarist nuns, who resided at the site before establishing the Convent of St. Clare. The chapel's elaborate frescoes depict representations of both western and Chinese themes, displaying motifs of religious and mythological inspiration that are a perfect example of Macao's multicultural dimension. Guia Lighthouse, dating from 1865, which also stands within the perimeter, is the first modern lighthouse on the Chinese coast. Guia Fortress, along with the chapel and lighthouse are symbols of Macao's maritime, military and missionary past.

Mount Fortress

3 km away
Built in conjunction with the Jesuits from 1617 to 1626, this was the city's principal military defence structure. The fortress was equipped with cannons, military barracks, wells and an arsenal that held sufficient ammunition and supplies to endure a siege lasting up to two years. The fortress covers an area of 10,000 square metres, in the shape of a trapezoid. The four corners of the fortress protrude to form bulwarks.

Protestant Cemetery

This site provides an insight into Macao's diverse community profile. Located close to the Casa Garden, the Protestant Cemetery provides a comprehensive record of the earliest Protestant community of Macao. Together with the site, the chapel was built in 1821, which is now referred to as "the Morrison Chapel" in honour of Robert Morrison (1782-1834). George Chinnery (1774-1852) an important British China-trade artist is also buried at the site, alongside various other prominent figures of the time, including several officials from the East India Company, and Protestants from the United States and Britain.
Beside Casa Garden
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Section of the Old City Walls

Historical Landmark
3 km away
This surviving segment of the city's defence structures, built as early as 1569, is a remnant of an early Portuguese tradition of constructing defensive walls around their port settlements, done also in Africa and India. In Macao, this section bears testimony to the incorporation of local techniques and materials, especially a solid compound named chunambo, an elaborate mixture of clay, soil, sand, rice straw, crushed rocks and oyster shells compacted in successive layers.

Casa Garden

3 km away
This house was built in 1770 and was originally the residence of a wealthy Portuguese merchant, Manuel Pereira. At a later period it was rented out to the East India Company. Nowadays the property is the headquarters of the Oriental Foundation.
Beside Camões Square
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Na Tcha Temple

Historical Landmark
3 km away
Built in 1888, this temple is dedicated to the worship of Na Tcha. This small traditional Chinese temple stands close to the remains of the principal Jesuit enterprise of the region, presenting a dialectic of western and Chinese ideals, as one of the best examples of Macao's multicultural identity and religious freedom.
No. 6 Calçada de S. Paulo
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St. Anthony's Church

Historical Landmark
3 km away
First built of bamboo and wood before 1560, this is one of the oldest churches in Macao, also marking the site where the Jesuits set up their earliest headquarters in the city. The church was reconstructed in stone several times, while the present appearance and scale of the church dates back to 1930. Previously, members of the Portuguese community would hold wedding ceremonies there, so giving rise to the Chinese name of Fa Vong Tong (Church of Flowers).
Santo António Square
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Ruins of St. Paul's

Historical Landmark
3 km away
The Ruins of St. Paul's refer to the facade of what was originally the Church of Mater Dei built in 1602-1640, destroyed by fire in 1835, and the ruins of St. Paul's College, which stood adjacent to the Church. As a whole, the old Church of Mater Dei, St. Paul's College and Mount Fortress were all Jesuit constructions and formed what can be perceived as the Macao's "acropolis". Close by, the archaeological remains of the old College of St. Paul stand witness to what was the first western-style university in the Far East, with an elaborate academic programme. Nowadays, the facade of the Ruins of St. Paul's functions symbolically as an altar to the city.
Company of Jesus Square
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Additional Information

About Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM): IPIM is the government agency responsible for trade and investment as well as the promotion of Macao as a business events destination, offers One-Stop Service for business events and a series of support programmes to assist meeting and event organizers that are hosting events in Macao! Over the years, Macao’s MICE industry has been growing significantly, the number of conventions and exhibitions held in Macao increased almost 4 fold between 2002 and 2016, from about 260 events to 1276 , number of participants is also increased to over 1.7 million.

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