As the old saying goes, bread is the stall of life. Whether establishing new business or expanding market share, food is a good starting idea to provide many business opportunities for entrepreneurs and companies. Macao is economic and trade cooperation service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, and the three centers have food element – including the Portuguese-speaking Countries Food Product Exhibition Centre to be inaugurated in Macao Tap Seac Square business center R1 units (commonly known as the “Glass House”) on 31st March.

Concentrated display a variety of products from Portuguese-speaking countries

The upcoming Portuguese-speaking Countries Food Product Exhibition Centre attracts many businessmen and trade agencies to participate as exhibitors showing food represented or supplied, originated from Portuguese-speaking countries so as to find more trading opportunities. F. Rodrigues (Successors) Company Limited displays a variety of food in the center, including sardines, cod fish, tuna fish, olive oil and various kinds of wine. The company CEO Mr. Humberto Carlos Leitão Rodrigues hopes to promote their food, enhance awareness of cuisine of Portuguese-speaking countries and increase trading activities with Mainland China.

Baby food is welcomed by post- 80s and 90s mothers

In addition to wine, olive oil and canned food from Portuguese-speaking countries, i.e. the common products, baby food can also be found in the Portuguese-speaking Countries Food Product Exhibition Centre. Kid’s Shopping Centre executive director Ms Latonya W.M. Leong, said that baby food in all Portuguese-speaking countries must be tested and meet EU standards, so it is safe and convenient, and price is not so expensive, thus being very welcomed in Macao market. Chairman of the Executive Committee of International Lusophone Markets Business Association, Mr. Eduardo Ambrósio said that, Portuguese-speaking Countries Food Product Exhibition Centre aims to provide enterprises a platform to promote the food, and he hopes thisthose will help the food to enter the mainland market. 

IPIM mainland liaison office successfully helped companies to import food from Portuguese-speaking Countries

Although food from Portuguese-speaking countries currently does not take much market share, there are still many business opportunities. Last year, a company in Shenyang spotted the increasing market; they recognized Portuguese products had been known for high quality and low price, so they renamed the company as New Portuguese Trend and manage to bring the Portuguese wine and food to the local market. 

Make efforts to build a good platform online and offline

Portuguese-speaking Countries Food Product Exhibition Centre in Macao is a offline shop to promote economic and trade co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, and online is set up a website called Economic & Trade Co-operation and Human Resources Portal Between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries. Through the Portuguese-speaking Countries Food Products Database, it is possible to be regularly published investment projects, trading and exhibition information of Portuguese-speaking countries. So it can helps to build the “three centers” namely, the China and Portuguese-speaking Countries SME Business Service Center, Portuguese Speaking Countries Food Distribution Center, Exhibition Center for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries, enabling companies and entrepreneurs to explore business and expand market.

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Mr. Humberto Carlos Leitão Rodrigues, CEO of F. Rodrigues (Successors) Company Limited

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Special olive oil for baby is welcomed by mothers

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Mr. Eduardo Ambrósio, president of the Executive Committee of International Lusophone Markets Business Association

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The Portuguese Speaking Countries chocolate successfully entered the mainland market through support from an IPIM mainland liaison office