“Macao Ideas” is an exhibition centre established by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) to promote “Made-in-Macao”, “Macao Brand” and “Macao Design” products. Officially opened on 9 May 2011, it aims to provide a business matching platform for domestic and foreign purchasers, agents or enterprises who are interested in products of Macao.
At present, “Macao Ideas” exhibits around 1,700 products from over 100 Macao enterprises, including food, coffee beans, wine, healthcare products, clothes, shoes, jewelry, skin care products, cultural and creative design products, and handcrafts.
TYPES OF EXHIBIT CATEGORIES:
1. Made in Macao
This type of exhibits are mainly emphasized on “Made in Macao”. By promoting the quality, manufacturing capacity and technological know-how of local manufacturers or factory, it strives to attract buying desires of consumers or buyers. Applicants are recommended to focus on the official name, history and scale of the manufacturer or factory when applying for this category. Furthermore, all the exhibits are randomly showcased in “MinM” exhibition area or other exhibition area featuring characteristics of Macao.
2. Macao Brand
“Macao Brand” refers to goods that are made in or outside of Macao by local enterprises with registered trademarks in Macao (i.e. company with sales office or administrative offices in Macao for trading). Besides, the enterprise with exhibit of “Macao Brand” must present a proven registered trademark in Macao, while sales of these products offer employment opportunities to Macao residents or facilitate local trading and financing, logistics or tax incomes etc., and it is not limited to projects outside of Macao and invested by Macao residents. Applicants are recommended to emphasize on the series of products, market positioning and image of the brand etc. In addition, exhibits of “Macao Brand” could also be defined as a series of products with certain reputation.
3. Macao Design
Exhibits under this category could be actual products or models designed in Macao. Applicants can either be local enterprises or individual designers with residency of Macao. The objective of this exhibit category is to express the creativity and capability of the enterprise or designer, so as to attract purchase in large quantity, or to utilize their patent through various forms of cooperation (namely franchising or licensing) for subsequent manufacturing purpose. Furthermore, unfinished products which are still in design models are exhibited to attract manufacturers´ cooperation.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND ENQURIES:
Interested parties are invited to fill-in the application form and provide relevant information (such as, name and brief introduction of the products, photos, etc.). All items and information received for “Macao Ideas” will be arranged and displayed by IPIMs. Our Institute reserves the right to accept any application tendered or not.
For enquiries, please contact Macao Ideas, at 1/F and 2/F of the office building of the Complex of Commerce and Trade Co-operation Platform for China and Portuguese-speaking Countries in Rua Sul de Entre Lagos, Macao, tel. (853) 2872 8212, fax: (853) 2872 8213, e-mail: email@example.com, website:http://macaoideas.ipim.gov.mo