About 4,500 exhibitors and trade visitors from Macau, the mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and several dozen foreign countries have registered to participate in the four-day 19th Macau International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF), which will kick off tomorrow, Irene Va Kuan Lau, co-ordinator of the organising committee of the fair, said Tuesday.
Lau made the announcement during a press conference at the Macau Trade Investment and Promotion Institute (IPIM) in Nape to announce details of the event which will be held at the Venetian in Cotai.
Lau is one of two executive directors of IPIM.
Addressing the press conference, Lau said that the number of registered exhibitors and trade visitors was similar to last year, adding that a total of 142 local enterprises have registered to exhibit their goods and services and sell a wide range of products including food, electronics, jewellery, clothes and accessories, and household products.
Lau also said the budget for the fair has risen by about four percent year on year, amounting to about 36 million patacas.
Lau said one of the highlights this time is a new pavilion to promote food from Portuguese-speaking countries.