From the Chairman (May 2021)

Dear Members and Friends of AustCham Macau

I am writing this sixth article for our “AustCham Macau At a Glance” on the morning of 30 April, which is just one day before the start of the Golden Week. Recently there has been great news about increased hotel occupancy rates and the expectation of more tourists visiting Macau during holiday periods. I just can’t wait to see more tourists at Macau’s famous attractions.

Last week (starting from 25 April) was filled with emotions and excitement. On 25 April, AustCham Macau, being a key member of the Australian community in Macau, helped organizing the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Taipa Houses to commemorate our young and brave Australian and New Zealander army who fought and sacrificed their lives in the Gallipoli campaign during the First World War. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part in the Service and those who attended. AustCham Macau considers this as an important community event and we will continue to help organizing this in the future and inviting more members of the community to participate. Also, we will continue to improve the program so that attending the Service in Macau will feel like attending the one in Australia or New Zealand. Meanwhile, if you (either Australian or New Zealander) have any suggestions for AustCham Macau to organize different kind of community events, please feel free to let us know so we can work together for the benefit of our communities.

On 28 April, AustCham Macau hosted the 10th Power Hour event. We were happy to have Mark Campbell, who spent 25 years serving in the Royal Australian Air Force before joining Menzies Aviation, as our speaker. His knowledge and experiences gained from serving the Air Force must have been one of the key factors for his success in the commercial world. I am sure that those who attended the event definitely thought it was a “great value for money” event. For those who did not attend, you will have to wait about 2-3 weeks for the recording. So, I strongly suggest you attend our next Power Hour event at St. Regis Macau as a way to support our speakers and AustCham Macau.

I would also like to announce that Ms Linda Chan, Head of Industry and Commerce Support Division of Economic and Technological Development Bureau, will be our speaker for 11th Power Hour event (26 May 2021, 6:30PM at St Regis Macau). She will share with us the support measures from the Macau SAR Government for SMEs affected by COVID-19.

Please join me to celebrate and welcome the following new members to AustCham Macau.

JWCC Architects

Grand Hyatt Macau

Lastly, we need your support on the operations of AustCham Macau so please join us or renew your membership today.

Kind Regards

Patrick Liu
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Australian Chamber of Commerce Macau