Home' micenet eMag : micenet February 2017 Contents Two important professional conferences were
hosted in Macao in mid-October and late
October 2016 respectively. These two
conferences were the 28th East Asian
Insurance Congress hosted by the Macau
Insurers’ Association, and the Nano-medicine
Conference (IEEE- NanoMed 2016) hosted
by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
The organisers of these two conferences
declared that they chose Macao to be the
host city of these meetings because of the
unique blend of Chinese and Western Culture
that delivers a fascinating mix of cuisines.
Additionally, the adequacy of the conference
facilities allowed the participants to optimise
their experience in a comfortable conference
environment, permitting many opportunities
for networking and social interaction. The
organisers of these two conferences also
praised Macao for its rapid development,
indicating the possibilities of future large-scale
conferences to be hosted there.
Another meeting, the East Asian Insurance
Congress, has had a history of more than 50
years. It is hosted once every two years, and
in each instance one of the 12 member cities
in the Asian region is selected to be the host
city upon the assessment conducted by the
executive committee of the East Asian
Last year, the East Asian Insurance
Congress attracted more than 1600
delegates from 41 countries and regions.
Vice President of the Macau Insurers’
MACAO’S BLEND OF CHINESE AND WESTERN CULTURES
STIMULATES THE INTEREST OF MEETING AND EVENT PLANNERS
Association and Chairman of the 28th East Asian Insurance Congress Organizing Committee,
Chris Ma, said that from the successful bid in 2014 to the conclusion of the meeting in 2016,
local businesses work well together in organising the conference. This unity now provides a
solid foundation for future collaboration.
Mr Ma said the organising committee was impressed by the improvements of Macao’s MICE
infrastructure since it was last held in Macao in 1998. He said when the 19th East Asian
Insurance Congress was held in Macao in 1998, the scale of the event was limited by the venue
facilities and reception capacity of hotels. So much has changed with capacity expanding
rapidly over the last decade.
Both Mr Ma and Zhidong Wang, Chairman of the ‘IEEE-NanoMed 201’ Organising Committee,
point out that the economic benefits brought about by large-scale conferences can be felt
beyond the event itself. Not only have the participants been attracted to spend money in
Macao, more importantly they will also play a role similar to that of Macao’s promotional
representatives, as they promote Macao’s distinguished culture and attractions. This significantly
contributes to the progression of Macao’s international image which in turn improves tourism
and economic opportunities within the local community.
The successful hosting of these two conferences is not only contingent upon the venues and
facilities provided by international class hotels, but also the professionalism of the exhibition
service providers in Macao. Meridian Concepts Ltd, serving as the primary provider of the 28th
East Asian Insurance Congress, has been responsible for jobs such as event planning,
advertising, and reception.
Director and chief executive officer of the company, Edmund Wong, says this professional
conference has brought about remarkable outcomes, and Macao’s hard and soft capacities of
hosting large-scale conferences are well proven. He says that as the SAR Government has
been making efforts over the years to encourage and support infrastructure developments,
Macao’s conference facilities are second to none in the world. Additionally, Macao’s cultural
inclusiveness is a great asset.
The totality of these characteristics highlight Macao’s distinct advantages in attracting
international large-scale conferences. Additionally, he was very satisfied with the fruitful results of
this East Asian Insurance Congress as it has not only allowed for the exchange between
businesses in the field, but also many participants have contracts for new business. In this way,
the objectives of the conferences have been fulfilled.
For more information about meetings in Macao and how IPIM’s ‘One Stop Service’ can work for you,
please visit: www.ipim.gov.mo, or email to email@example.com
The Amway Diamond
(with 14,000 participants).
at the dinner.
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