The 1st China-Portuguese-Speaking Countries Economic and Trade Expo (Macao) (1st C-PLPEX) will take place from 19 to 22 October 2023 in Cotai Expo, The Venetian Macao.
Sustaining its positioning as a platform connecting China and Portuguese-speaking countries, the 1st C-PLPEX comprises seven exhibition areas, including the China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries Image Pavilion, Exhibition Area for Trade Promotion Institutes, Chambers of Commerce and Associations, Chinese Provinces and Cities Trade and Investment Pavilions, Exhibition Area for Enterprises from Portuguese-Speaking Countries, Exhibition Area for Portuguese-Speaking Countries Products, Exhibition Area for Cross-border E-commerce, and Remote Exhibition Area.
More than 300 premium enterprises from China and nine Portuguese-speaking countries are gathered together at this event, with over 260 exhibitors in the high-tech, modern finance, tourism, cultural creation, and food and beverage sectors from Portuguese-speaking countries. The participation of cross-border e-commerce businesses from Portuguese-speaking countries, such as the first-time attendee, Kuaishou Brazil, connects enterprises to a broader international sales market. Various activities, including exchange sessions, forums, business and trade conferences, and wine and coffee bean awards, will be held at the same venue.
The 28th Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (28th MIF) and the Macao Franchise Expo 2023 (2023MFE) will be held in parallel at the same venue.
The “three synergistic expos” pattern has entered its fourth year, with continuously optimised online and offline activities put in place to foster greater synergetic effects. The three exhibitions have a total of 20 exhibition areas.
It is the first time that the three exhibitions have together taken up four exhibition halls with a total area of 37,000 square metres and more than 2,000 booths, up by 26% and 11% respectively from last year.
As of 15 October, the three exhibitions have attracted over 1,200 exhibitors to attend the offline events (registering a 14% year-over-year increase), more than 260 of which come from Portuguese-speaking countries, including 76 Brazilian exhibitors, hitting an all-time high with respect to the number of exhibitors, brands and delegations.
The three expos will continue to connect the participating enterprises to the international market and give full play to Macao’s role as a platform that introduces overseas businesses into the domestic market. Exhibitors specialising in a wide array of industries, including big health, high-tech, modern finance, cultural creation, integrated tourism, commerce and retail, food manufacturing, cross-border e-commerce and energy conservation, from 15 countries and regions have been attracted to attend the events on-site. More than 2,000 buyers and traders have also been invited to the events at the same time.