The 7th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF) will start on June 2 at the Venetian, as announced yesterday by Irene Lau, Executive Director of the Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), and by Yu Xiaohong, vice chairman of the China International Contractors Association (CICA).
Both the IPIM and the CICA are organizing this two-day event, which will be accompanied by the 2nd China-CELAC Forum, arranged by China’s Ministry of Commerce. To date, the IIICF has received registration requests from more than 1,400 people, including contractors and consultant service organizations.
According to Yu, IIICF has formally invited more than 50 officials to attend, all of whom are at deputy minister level, or higher. Guests range from across 35 countries and regions, including Kenya, Botswana and all Portuguese- speaking countries and include the Secretary of the Treasure of Angola, Joal Boa Francisco Quipipa, the Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communication of Zambia Yamfwa D. Mukanga, among others.
Besides government officials, more than 20 international financial organizations, and more than 40 engineering companies will send their executives to attend the forum. UBS, China Railway Construction Corporation, and UK Trade & Investment are some of the companies that will be present.
In 2012, Macau held the IIICF for the first time, which had previously been organized in Beijing. This year, as told by Yu, the forum takes place to “highlight Macau, […] and to reinforce the influence of Macau in the international co-operation of infrastructure facilities.”
Last year, approximately 1,200 people participated in the forum, where, according to Lau, five contracts involving Macau, and three other contracts associated with Portuguese-speaking countries were signed among the companies that joined IIICF.
Furthermore, on the first day of the forum, the China International Project Contracting Report 2015 will also be released.
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