10 Reasons to choose Macao as a Business Events Destination
The meeting and entertainment hub of Asia is an ideal location for your next event
Being just 30 sq km in area, everything in Macao is within 20 minutes’ travel time or less. This helps minimise logistics and gives delegates more time to attend conferences, network, socialise and do business.
Macao has Asia’s largest offering of integrated resorts, with more than 37,000 hotel rooms, 190,000 sqm of exhibition and meeting space, plus stunning entertainment, dining and retail options. Being able to host large-scale events under one roof also means easier coordination, fewer contract negotiations and lower costs.
Macao is a relatively young destination with a constant stream of new venues, hotels and attractions, offering an appealing option for meeting and incentive planners looking for fresh options.
Macao is an open trading port with easy access to the world’s second largest economy (China); across the border in Guangdong province there are 109 million people, while over three billion people are within five hours’ flight time from Macao. Choosing Macao therefore means delegates can network with clients and suppliers from some of the world’s most dynamic emerging markets.
CULTURE When the Portuguese arrived in Asia, they brought ingredients and traditions from Europe, as well as their settlements in Africa, South America and India. These were adapted by the local Chinese to create truly international tastes, festivals and architectural delights that remain till this day. In 2005, “The Historic Centre of Macao” was officially inscribed on the World Heritage List.
CLASS Macao is home to a huge (and growing) number of international brand hotels, including the Venetian, Sheraton, Marriott, St Regis, Four Seasons, MGM, Wynns, Banyan Tree, Conrad, Mandarin Oriental, Sofitel, Grand Hyatt, Galaxy, Holiday Inn, Crown and Crowne Plaza.
Macao is rapidly becoming known as a destination for duty-free shopping, with modern malls teeming with luxurious international brands and premium goods. 8SAFETY Macao is a safe and secure destination.
CITYSCAPE Contemporary architecture and a growing number of unique attractions such as The Eiffel Tower at The Parisian Macao, the Performance Lake at the Wynn and Golden Reel at The Macao Studio City make for a spectacular skyline and guaranteed wow-factor. 10 FINANCIAL INCENTIVE The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute has launched two subvention programmes, namely the “Convention and Exhibition Stimulation Programme” and the “International Meeting and Trade Fair Support Programme”, which cover many aspects from accommodation and F&B to keynote speakers, marketing and translation.