Ana Barber noted that Cabo Verde was the “partner country” of this year’s edition of MIF and that the invitation had been made by the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), which aims to take advantage of the platform and explore business opportunities between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries (PLP), focusing on Macau’s advantages as a Platform for Trade Cooperation Services between China and the PLP.
The chairman of the Cape Verdean trade and investment promotion agency said that during the event Cabo Verde, which will have a 140 square metre pavilion, will present business opportunities in the archipelago, promote “Made in Cabo Verde” products and services and look for new partnerships.
Barber said this year there was a strong commitment by private companies to this mission, “which means that entrepreneurs and the private sector are being active and working to find new markets, solutions, new opportunities and new partnerships,” according to the Inforpress news agency.
The companies present at MIF are linked to the agribusiness, commerce, services, cosmetics, textile, food and beverage industry and the islands of Boa Vista, which is participating with one company, São Vicente with two, Santiago 16, Sal two and Fogo with one company.
On the sidelines of the event, higher education cooperation protocols will be signed between Cabo Verde Trade Invest and the China Recovery and Development Fund for the PLP and between the National Association of Cabo Verde Travel and Tourism Agencies and its Macau counterpart.