The 2021 Mainland-Macao Business Associations Joint Conference was held on 16 June under the theme “New Phase, New Context, New Development”. Around 40 representatives of trade promotion organisations and chambers of commerce from both sides joined the event, and exchanged ideas on topics including how Macao can participate in and contribute to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area’s development with its own advantages, and how to help the industrial and business sectors of Mainland China and Macao to enter a new phase of development.
Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macao SAR Government Lei Wai Nong, President of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Gao Yan, and President of IPIM Benson Lau Wai Meng gave speeches at the conference.
During the conference, leaders and representatives from trade promotion organisations and chambers of commerce from Mainland China and Macao actively shared their insights and gave advices on promoting co-operation between the two regions. Vice President of Directors Board of the Macao Chamber of Commerce Vong Kok Seng and Vice President of Board of Directors of the Industrial Association of Macau Lei Si Tai put forward their suggestions.
The participating representatives also included Deputy Director of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR Zhu Hong, Deputy Director of the Economic Affairs Department and Head of the Commercial Office of the Liaison Office Li Huaying, Chief of Office of the Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macao SAR Government Ku Mei Leng, Executive Directors of IPIM Sam C. S. Lei, Agostinho Vong Vai Lon and Vincent U, Vice-President of Directors Board of the Macao Chamber of Commerce Mok Chi Wai, President of Board of Directors of the Industrial Association of Macau Fong Son Kin, Vice Presidents of the Board of Directors of the Macau Importers & Exporters Association Wong I Mun and Leong Kam Hong, President of the Board of Directors of the Macao Textile Merchants Association Wong Sai Man, President of the Board of Supervisors Pang Chong Leong, President of the Board of Directors of the Macau Shipper’s Association Liu Iuk Lun and Managing Director Cheang Weng San.