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Macau Spruiked as Major MICE Destination at Parliament Luncheon

By Jill Innamorati-Varley

Extensive development of luxury accommodation properties have made Macau a new international MICE player, a Macau Tourist Office spokesperson said at a promotional event held at NSW Parliament on Wednesday (October 22).

Luminaries pose at the ‘Introduce the New Macau’
Luncheon in Sydney last week. From L to R: Bill
Saravinovski, Madame Xuefang Zhao, Maria Helena de
Senna Fernandes, Tony Steward MP and Con Korfiatis.

NSW Minister for Small Business Tony Stewart MP, NSW Minister for Tourism Jodi Mckay and deputy consul general of the People’s Republic of China in Sydney, Madame Zhao Zuefang, were among those addressed by Macau Government Tourist Office deputy director, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, at the ‘Introduce the New Macau’ luncheon.

Fernandes told guests that when she first started in the industry, Macau was just 29 sq-km in size and how now, through land reclamation, it had grown to 165 sq-km. 

She said Macau was committed to develop business travel and the MICE industry and is well-suited to host various kinds of MICE activities.

Guests were also addressed by Viva Macau CEO, Con Korfiatis, whose airline flies direct between Sydney and Macau.

“Although we are a low-fares airline, we provide two class product — premium and economy — catering to different corporate needs and the sophisticated MICE markets in Australia. In addition to the very competitive airfares, event organisers are offered a quality product and service,” he said.

For more information on MICE opportunities in Macau, call 0410 651 263 or email [email protected].