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IPIM and DSPA Delegation Visits Portugal and Beijing to Promote 2017MIECF

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Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00

Source : Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute

The 2017 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (2017MIECF) will be held in Macao from 30 March to 1 April 2017 under the theme “Innovative Green Development for Sustainable Future”. Representatives of IPIM and the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA), the Host Co-ordinators of the event, visited Portugal and Beijing in early December and organised a series of activities to promote MIECF to the Mainland and overseas environmental protection industries to further enhance the effectiveness of the event.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, MIECF has gradually become a highly effective international exhibition for the environmental protection industry. The event helps to promote Macao as a co-operation and networking platform for the PPRD, particularly between the EU, China and PSCs.

Various networking activities were organised to strengthen the publicity of MIECF in Portugal. The activities were participated in by the Secretary for Economy and Finance Leong Vai Tac, as well as representatives from various trade, economic and environmental protection associations in Portugal such as Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency (AICEP), Portuguese Environment Agency (APA), European Recycling Platform (ERP), Portuguese-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILC), Portuguese Water Partnership (PPA) and the Portugal-China Association of Young Entrepreneurs (AJEPC). The activities received positive responses and the participants expressed interest in MIECF.

During the visit in Portugal, a 2017 MIECF promotional seminar, co-organised by IPIM, DSPA, Macao Economic and Trade Office in Lisbon (DECM), AICEP and AJEPC, was held at DECM. IPIM’s Executive Director Irene V. K. Lau and DSPA’s Deputy Director Vong Man Hung gave a detailed presentation on the event to further promote MIECF to overseas environmental protection sectors as well as fostering networking and co-operation of the environmental protection industry between the PPRD and Europe. It also aimed to promote business matching between the PPRD and European enterprises, as well as assisting trade visitors/buyers participating in MIECF to promote their environmentally-friendly commodities and technology transfer, so as to enhance the effectiveness of the event.

During the visit, IPIM also attended a contract signing ceremony of the co-operation project between CESL Asia of Macao and MAGPOWER of Portugal. The project is the outcome of the connection between the two enterprises established during 2010MIECF. The Portugal section of the project commenced this year and the next objective is the collaboration in tapping the Mainland market and investing in environmental technology transfer. IPIM also organised the MIECF roadshow activities in Matosinhos and visited various renowned environmental protection enterprises and invited them to participate in the event. The activities received a favourable response and a number of Portuguese environmental protection enterprises expressed interest in participating in the event, aiming to learn more about the latest information and development of the Mainland’s environmental protection industry so as to serve as a reference and guidelines for the direction of future development.

After the publicity activities in Portugal, the IPIM and DSPA delegation travelled to Beijing and plan to visit the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China Association of Environmental Protection Industry and the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality. The delegation will provide information on the preparation of 2017MIECF and exchange views and discuss supporting and organising delegations wishing to participate in the event in Macao.