Organized by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Mozambique, the 53th Maputo International Trade Fair (FACIM) takes place from August 28 to September 3, at Ricalta, the MarracueneDistrict of Maputo Province. The Executive Director of Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Mrs. Irene V. K. Lau attended the said event, and during her stay in Mozambique visited the Embassy of the People´s Republic of China in Mozambique, local government agencies, business associations and chambers of commerce, to further promote the exchanges and cooperation between Mozambique and Macau in the fields of economy, trade and convention and exhibition.

The opening ceremony was held on the morning of August 28. IPIM set up a 36-metre “Macao Pavilion” at the venue, principally to display and promote the latest investment environment in Macao and the services provided by the said agency.

Furthermore, during their stay in Maputo, IPIM representatives paid a courtesy visit to the Embassy of the People´s Republic of China in Mozambique where they were received by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Su Jian and Economic and Commercial Counsellor Liu Xiaoguang. In view of Typhoon “Hato” that struck Macao on August 23, Ambassador Su and Counsellor Liu expressed their concern and condolences and inquired about the disaster relief situation. During the meeting, both sides exchanged opinion on how to better assist Mainland China and Macao enterprises to tap Portuguese-speaking Countries´ market. Ambassador Su introduced the investment environment in Mozambique, and pointed out that there is development potential for Chinese-Portuguese bilingual talents to engage in the local Traditional Chinese Medicine, tourism and legal sectors, among others, and encouraged enterprises to invest and develop the said markets.

Mrs. Irene Lau also visited Mozambique Investment and Export Promotion Agency, Mozambique Chamber of Commerce and Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique. During the meeting with the Director-General of Mozambique Investment and Export Promotion Agency, Lourenço Sambo, the two sides exchanged views on how to further promote cooperation in the areas of trade and conventions and exhibitions. Mrs. Irene Lau also invited the said agency to participate in the 22nd Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF), and the Exhibition of Products and Services of Portuguese-speaking Countries 2017 (PLPEX 2017),both scheduled for October.

Maputo International Trade Fair (FACIM) is one of the major annual economic and trade events in Mozambique, and also one of the largest international exhibition in Southern Africa. The exhibitors are mainly from the transportation, tourism, agriculture, fisheries, energy, manufacturing, construction and banking sectors. FACIM is a trade event targeted for manufacturers, vendors, investors, importers, exporters and professional buyers. IPIM has participated in FACIM since 2007.

Accompanied by the Executive Director of IPIM, Mrs. Irene V. K. Lau, the President of Mozambique, Mr. Filipe Nyusi visits Macao Pavilion

Accompanied by the Executive Director of IPIM, Mrs. Irene V. K. Lau, the President of Mozambique, Mr. Filipe Nyusi visits Macao Pavilion

Group photo of the Executive Director of IPIM, Mrs. Irene V. K. Lau with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People´s Republic of China in Mozambique, Mr. Su Jian (third from the right) and Economic and Commercial CounselorMr. Liu Xiaoguang of the same Embassy (second from the right)

Group photo of the Executive Director of IPIM, Mrs. Irene V. K. Lau with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People´s Republic of China in Mozambique, Mr. Su Jian (third from the right) and Economic and Commercial CounselorMr. Liu Xiaoguang of the same Embassy (second from the right)

Group photo of the Executive Director of IPIM, Mrs. Irene V. K. Lau with the Director-General of Mozambique Investment and Export Promotion Agency, Lourenço Sambo (second from the right)

Group photo of the Executive Director of IPIM, Mrs. Irene V. K. Lau with the Director-General of Mozambique Investment and Export Promotion Agency, Lourenço Sambo (second from the right)