On October 25, the 9th China (Macau) International Automobile Exposition (the Macau Auto Expo) jointly sponsored by China National Machinery Industry Corporation (SINOMACH), Namkong (Group) Co., Ltd. and Macao Convention and Exhibition Association was unveiled at Cotai Expo of the Venetian Macau. The opening ceremony was attended by Zhu Kai, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Bureau at State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, and Liu Guanhua, Chairman of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Bureau, attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. Zhang Jianhua, Vice Director of Economic Affairs of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Macao SAR, Fu Jianguo, Chairman of Namkong (Group) Co., Ltd., Wang Yuqi, Director of Trade Services Division of SINOMACH, Stana Bozovic, Secretary of State of Serbia, Selim Beslagic, Secretary General of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Zhang Fusheng, former Chairman of China National Machinery Industry International Co., Ltd. (SINOMACHINT).
The exhibition floor of 65,000 m2 was divided into the three theme pavilions of Made in China, super luxury cars and imported automobiles, as well as feature exhibition sections, including independent brand section, Macao brand section, modified auto section financial section, new energy auto section, aftermarket section, automobile culture section and body-in-white technology section. More than 200 well-known automakers and related companies from more than 20 countries and regions attended the event, displaying nearly 400 vehicles. In the meantime, nearly 20 auto professional forums and cultural themed events were held for in-depth experience of automobile culture for audiences from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.
The Macau Auto Expo has followed its original aspirations, upheld the principle of “Brand, Bridge and Opportunity” and adhered to the principle of differentiated exhibitions. After eight years of careful cultivation, it has become the internationally renowned exhibition with largest scale in Hong Kong and Macau and the most comprehensive event showcasing Chinese-made automobiles, as well as a large comprehensive platform for concentrated display and trade of luxury cars and famous cars worldwide. It has not only fully demonstrated the achievements of China's auto industry and improved the independent image of China’s own brand autos, but also helped the Chinese auto and Chinese manufacturing to go abroad and go global. Certified by Union of International Fairs (UFI) in 2015, it has become the name card for the convention and exhibition industry of Hong Kong and Macao, and new force for the development of the exhibition-based economy in Macao, winning high praise from the SAR government and all sectors of the society.
This Macau Auto Expo coincided with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, the 20th anniversary of the Chinese resumption of sovereignty over the Macao Special Administrative Region, and the first anniversary of the inauguration of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Actively seizing development opportunities presented to Macao by the “Belt and Road Initiative” and the Construction Framework for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, it has drawn on the intersection of “national needs and Macao’s strengths”, and utilized the powerful radiation and driving role of large-scale exhibitions, to deepen economic and technological exchanges and integration for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and contribute to national strategies for innovative scientific and technological development.