Global Tourism Economy Forum

The Global Tourism Economy Forum, held annually in Macau since 2012, is a leading International platform for leaders from public, private, and academic realms can gather to engage to discuss the promotion of the sustainable development of the Global Tourism Industry.

Since the very inception of the Global Tourism Economy Research Center (GTERC) in 2010, Occasions has been playing a pivotal role in the creation and organization of the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) from its inaugural edition in 2011 up to the 10th anniversary edition. 

Working alongside and together with the Forum  Chairman  Edmund  Ho  and  Secretary-General  Pansy  Ho,  and  directly working  with  leaders  from  all  sector  department  of  the  Macau  Government including  Secretary  of  Social  Affairs  and  Culture,  Secretary  of  Finance  and Economy,  Protocol  Office,  MGTO,  as  well  as  the  Chinese  Liaisons  Office  and Foreign Affairs Commissioner, Occasions has charted and developed the concept and program of the forum around the fulfilment of Macau Government’s vision in using GTEF as an international high-level platform to promote the diversification of Macau to become a World Center of Leisure and Tourism. Cited by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as one of the major initiatives of the Macao SAR  Government  that  the  Central  Government  fully  supports,  GTEF  has  been highly acclaimed by the MICE industry with four awards received from the Macao Convention  &  Exhibition  Association  in  2014  to  2018  and  2  awards  by  China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo (CITIE) in 2018 & 2019.