The Skål International Macau Club will host the 47th Skål Asia Area Congress under the theme of “gastronomy tourism” in Macau from June 21 to 24 this year.
Among the main highlights of the congress are the signing of an MoU between PATA and Skål International as well as talks by industry experts such as PATA CEO Mario Hardy, who will discuss “Setting the stage for Sustainable Tourism Development”, while Macao Government Tourist Office (MGTO) director Helena de Senna Fernandes will touch on “Macau, World Center of Tourism and Leisure” and Irene Lau “MICE in Macau”.
As well, there will be a panel on tourism and gastronomy moderated by Cheng Wai Tong, deputy director of the MGTO. Speakers on the panel include Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, deputy governor for policy and planning at Tourism Authority of Thailand; Fang Li, responsible for UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy international cooperation of Shunde and deputy director of China-Europe International Hospitality School & Hotel Management Department of Shunde Polytechnic University.
The venue is located in a complex in Fisherman’s Wharf, boasting the largest and most flexible convention space in Macau Peninsula, and where the event’s official hotels Legend Palace and Harbourview are located.
This year’s gastronomy-themed congress also sees attention placed on the selection of menus and restaurants, with Vic’s Restaurant, Grand Coloane Hotel and MGM Cotai among the names featured.
This is the third time Macau has been chosen to host the event.