“Macao Ideas” – The Macao Products Display Centre
“Macao Ideas” is a permanent product exhibition center established by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM). Officially opened on May 9, 2011, it aims to promote products which are ‘Made in Macao’, ‘Macao Brand’ or ‘Macao Design’.
The main purpose of this establishment is to centralize local products, and provide a platform to domestic and foreign purchasers, agents or enterprises who are interested in products of Macao. Meanwhile, the platform also connects them with the local enterprises.
At present, “Macao Ideas” has exhibited nearly 1,300 products from over 100 enterprises in Macao, including clothes, wedding dresses, gowns, shoes, handbags, wallets, jewelry, food, coffee, tea, wine, health care products, medicine, furniture, industry supplies, cultural and creative design products and handcrafted products.
TYPES OF EXHIBIT CATEGORIES:
1. Made in Macao
This type of exhibits are mainly emphasized on “Made in Macao”. By promoting the quality, manufacturing capacity and technological know-how of local manufacturers or factory, it strives to attract buying desires of consumers or buyers. Applicants are recommended to focus on the official name, history and scale of the manufacturer or factory when applying for this category. Furthermore, all the exhibits are randomly showcased in “MinM” exhibition area or other exhibition area featuring characteristics of Macao.
2. Macao Brand
“Macao Brand” refers to goods that are made in or outside of Macao by local enterprises with registered trademarks in Macao (i.e. company with sales office or administrative offices in Macao for trading). Besides, the enterprise with exhibit of “Macao Brand” must present a proven registered trademark in Macao, while sales of these products offer employment opportunities to Macao residents or facilitate local trading and financing, logistics or tax incomes etc., and it is not limited to projects outside of Macao and invested by Macao residents. Applicants are recommended to emphasize on the series of products, market positioning and image of the brand etc. In addition, exhibits of “Macao Brand” could also be defined as a series of products with certain reputation.
3. Macao Design
Exhibits under this category could be actual products or models designed in Macao. Applicants can either be local enterprises or individual designers with residency of Macao. The objective of this exhibit category is to express the creativity and capability of the enterprise or designer, so as to attract purchase in large quantity, or to utilize their patent through various forms of cooperation (namely franchising or licensing) for subsequent manufacturing purpose. Furthermore, unfinished products which are still in design models are exhibited to attract manufacturers´ cooperation.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND ENQURIES:
Interested parties are invited to fill-in the application form and provide relevant information (such as, name and brief introduction of the products, photos, etc.). All items and information received for “Macao Ideas” will be arranged and displayed by IPIMs. Our Institute reserves the right to accept any application tendered or not.
For enquiries, please contact Macao Ideas, at 263, Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpcao, 19th floor, China Civil Plaza Bldg, Macao, tel. (853) 2870 0620, fax: (853) 2870 0621, e-mail: email@example.com, website:http://macaoideas.ipim.gov.mo