Conference & Meetings World Issue 91 - Page 25

6. Macao is now home to many luxury and international brand hotels (Venetian, Sheraton, JW Marriott, The Ritz- Carlton, St.Regis, Four Seasons, MGM, Wynn, Banyan Tree, Conrad, Mandarin Oriental, Sofitel, Galaxy, Holiday Inn, Crown, Crowne Plaza, etc). 7. In 2005, the Historic Centre of Macao was officially listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. It is the oldest, most complete and consolidated array of European architectural legacy standing intact on Chinese territory. 8. Macao is becoming a destination for duty free shopping. 9. Macao is a safe and secure destination. 10. The Macao Government (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”. These two programmes cover many aspects of the event such as accommodation, F&B, keynote speakers or buyers, promotion & marketing, opening ceremony and translation etc. MICE Subvention Programmes • Convention & Exhibition Stimulation Programme • Meeting: 2-day meetings / 1-day meeting + 1-day activity Participants > 100 delegates • Exhibition: Venue space > 1,000 sqm • International Meeting & Trade Fair Support Programme • Registered as International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) events - minimum of 50 participants • Meeting: 3-day meetings / 2-day meetings + half-day activity Participants > 200 delegates Being held alternately in at least 3 different regions • Trade Fair & Exhibition: At least 3 consecutive days Venue space > 3,000 sqm Contact detail: Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute - IPIM. Tel: (853) 8798 9292. Web: www.ipim.gov.mo/en Email: mice-onestop@ipim.gov.mo