MICE Events Held in Macao Drop 9 pct in Q2
    2009-09-02 00:10:24     Xinhua      Web Editor: Liu Bing
 

Number of MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) events held in Macao reached 347 in the second quarter of 2009, decreasing by nine percent over the previous quarter, according to the figures released on Tuesday by the city's Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

Of the MICE events, 328 were meetings/conferences while 19 were exhibitions, with the total number of participants/attendees decreasing by 63 percent quarter-to-quarter to 57,423 in the period, the DSEC figures indicated.

Average duration of the MICE events fell from 2.2 days in the previous quarter to 1.8 days in the second quarter, of which the average duration of exhibitions and meetings/conferences were 3.4 days and 1.8 days respectively.

As regards the subject of those MICE events, the majority focused on Commerce, trade and management (105), Tourism and culture (60) and Education and training (52). Meanwhile, most of the events were corporate meetings (131), association meetings (94) and government meetings (47), according to the DSEC.

In the first half of 2009, a total of 730 MICE events were held in Macao, with an average duration of two days, attracting some 211,287 participants/attendees, the DSEC said. 
 

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