Friday, May 31, 2013

Macau’s meeting numbers fall, exhibitions rise

News this week: Macau’s Statistics and Census Service (DESC) has released an update on the MICE industry for the first quarter of 2013. A total of 230 MICE events were held in the quarter, down 41% year-on-year. The number of participants at these events was about 203,000 and floor area used for the events totalled 161,000 m2 in the quarter.

Amongst the 230 MICE events held in the quarter, 217 were meetings, compared with 259 in 2012, while the number of participants at meetings dropped 48% to about 29,000 – down from 55,000 last year. The number of exhibitions held in the quarter was up one rising from 12 to 13 this year, and the number of attendees jumped 64% from about 106,000 to about 175,000.

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