28th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest culminates on “Celebration in the Sky” theme night

Publish Time:2016-08-31 17:51:00Source:MACAO GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE

【Introduction】:The prize-giving ceremony,Macao International Fireworks Display,was held at Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre.

The prize-giving ceremony,Macao International Fireworks Display,was held at Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre. Director of Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO). Various famous fireworks companies came from worldwide to join the past editions of the Macao International Fireworks Display Contest. This year, the ten teams came from different countries as follows (in order of appearance in the Contest): Thailand, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Italy, Canada, Romania and China. The Contest marked its first time to feature a Romanian team this year. The pyrotechnic company from Canada also made its debut in Macao.

Since the inaugural edition unveiled by MGTO in 1989, the Macao International Fireworks Display Contest has developed into one of Macao’s signature mega events and drawn a vast number of spectators from around the world to Macao every year. In addition, an array of side activities including the Trophy Design Contest, Photo Contest and Student Drawing Contest are held during the Macao International Fireworks Display Contest to encourage participation among local residents. The Fireworks Carnival, filled with diverse elements, is also staged every fireworks evening of the Contest each year. The Office also partnered with a local business to roll out the first Macau Lantern Festival, showcasing over 40 artistic lanterns until 10 October.

In the future, MGTO will keep making a great effort to present more fascinating events and festivals filled with innovative elements, and magnify the scale and effect of mega events through cooperation with different government departments, entities and local organizations, in order to attract a broader diversity of market segments, encourage locals’ participation and boost the destination profile internationally, in line with the goal to build Macao into a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure.

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