[2019/03/30] MIECF Builds a Platform for Companies to Expand and Explore More Green Business Opportunities
The “2019 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum and Exhib9ition” (2019MIECF) successfully concluded today (March 30). Many exhibitors and participants took advantage of this platform to explore more green business opportunities and broaden their horizons of green development, which is beneficial for their future development.
Mr. Zheng, a manufacturer of glass solar energy generators from a country along the Belt and Road, revealed that he had promoted the company’s products in the Mainland in the past but failed to achieve the expected results. At this exhibition, he expected to co-operate with the Macao Chamber of Commerce and utilize the platform of Macao to sell the products to the Mainland. He was confident in the co-operation and believed that Macao’s familiarity with the mainland would help the products penetrate the mainland’s market and cater to the actual needs of different consumer groups.
Mr. Wang, an exhibitor from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, said that it was the company’s first time to exhibit in Macao. The company mainly sells gasoline products, with a unique formula to reduce emissions. For him, the results of this year’s exhibition were unexpected. Besides trade visitors from Hong Kong and Macao, there were also mainland and Malaysian visitors who were interested in his products. The exhibition not only increased the exposure of the new products, but also enabled him to establish contacts with different institutions and develop into a co-operative relationship.
Mr. Ye, a sales and marketing manager of a building materials engineering company from Canada, participated in the exhibition for the first time. He said that the MIECF is a high-quality event beneficial to the company’s promotion. According to exhibitor Peter Barron, who is engaged in water pipe business in Australia, the main purposes of participating in this exhibition was to introduce customers to new products and to establish new connections, which may lead to collaboration or business expansion in the future.
The Brazilian Chamber of Commerce organized about ten Brazilian companies of environmental protection to participate in MIECF. Mr. Chi, the head of the Chamber of Commerce, said that through the sharing of environmental protection cases and the demonstration of green products, environmentally-friendly building technology and green management solutions, the exhibition promoted exchanges and co-operation in green economy between Brazil and China. He revealed that the Brazilian delegation has conducted nearly ten business matching sessions with Macao and mainland enterprises. Some mainland enterprises were interested in investing in environmentally-friendly agriculture projects in Brazil, which involve 25 kilometers of land. He said that through the influential China-Portugal platform, Macao, both sides could understand each other’s environmental protection philosophy and strengths. Mainland and Macao enterprises can gain an in-depth understanding of Brazil’s agricultural and forest resources, while Brazilian companies can also further understand the environmental protection industry chain in Mainland China, such as air, water quality, waste, and noise management. He said that in the future, the Chamber of Commerce will organize more Brazilian companies to participate in Macao’s exhibition, such as the 2019 Portuguese-speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) (2019 PLPEX), to explore business opportunities on the mainland, especially in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Mr. Ho and Mr. Chang from local environmental protection communities said that they continued to organize members to participate in the exhibition this year. Government procurement sessions and networking session with hotel industry were held at this year’s exhibition, which greatly benefited the business exchanges of exhibitors, giving them more opportunities to promote services and products. Many companies expressed satisfaction with this exhibition.
In addition, a number of agreements were signed thanks to the exchange activities during the three-day event. Mr. Kuok, the head of one of the signing companies, said that through MIECF, he successfully co-operated with mainland’s enterprises in developing Macao’s green environmental protection projects to promote the application of energy conservation, environmental protection, clean technology and other science and technology in Macao. In addition, the company participated in MIECF for the second time. He said that through the exhibition, he was able to keep the company up with the technology of local environmental protection companies and establish a co-operative relationship, and he will continue to participate in the MIECF next year. Mr. Lee from another contracting company said that three main projects were signed this time, involving sewage treatment, environmentally-friendly air-cooling machines, and product recycling. For him, it was the ninth time participating in the exhibition. MIECF is a perfect occasion, creating a co-operation platform for the environmental protection industry, especially the business matching services, allowing exhibitors to meet with preferable companies and explore business opportunities.