Nearly 1,400 MICE Events Held in Macau in 2017
Macau’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) recently released its MICE statistics for the fourth quarter as well as the full year of 2017. In 2017, a total of 1,381 MICE events were held in Macau. That is 105 events more than in 2016. The total number of participants increased 10% to approximately 1,901,000 in the year.
According to DSEC, a total of 1,285 meetings and conferences were held in 2017 – up by 90 events compared with the year before. The total number of participants was 245,000, representing a year-on-year increase of 39%. A total of 51 exhibitions were held in 2017 – down four events compared to 2016. However, the number of attendees increased by 7.2%, reaching 1,608,000. The total gross size occupied by the exhibitions fell 2.7%, to 302,000 m2.
In the fourth quarter of 2017, DSEC reported that 378 MICE events were held in the city, up seven events. The total number of participants and attendees was 694,000, up 42% compared to the same quarter last year.