[2019/08/21] Macao Honoured with “Best MICE City – Asia” Award
Macao has been presented with the “Best MICE City – Asia” Award in the first edition of the “M&C Asia Stella Awards 2019”. The award ceremony was organised by Northstar Travel Group and was held in Singapore on 20 August. The award is accepted by the representative of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute.
The “M&C Asia Stella Awards” are accolades specific to the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) industry, with the winners voted for by the readers of MICE magazine M&C Asia. Regarded as one of the most credible tourism and exhibition awards in the Asia-Pacific Region, the “M&C Asia Stella Awards” cover 25 individual accolades across seven categories, including “Best Asia MICE City – Asia”; “Best Destination Management Company”; “Best Meetings Hotel – Singapore”; and “Best Meetings Hotel – Macao”.
The “Best MICE City – Asia” Award not only recognises the hardware and software facilities and services Macao provides, but also the joint work and co-operation efforts from various sectors of Macao’s society in building Macao the best MICE city in Asia. The Macao Trade and Investment Institute shall continue joining hands with the MICE sector to nurture the development of the industry, by introducing more quality MICE events in Macao and demonstrating the advantages of staging events in Macao to more people.
Since 2016, the Macao Trade and Investment Institute is the Macao Government body responsible for the promotion and development of the local MICE industry. Last year, IPIM was presented with the “Best Convention & Exhibition Bureau” award at the TTG Travel Awards Ceremony hosted by TTG Asia. Earlier this year, it was announced that Macao – benefitting from the joint efforts of IPIM and the city’s MICE sector – won the right to host the 2020 edition of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) Asia Pacific Conference.