The IIM is at this year's MIF (Macao´s International Trade and Investment Fair) in the Venetian Macao. Find us at PLPEX (Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition) area, stand b43. We are promoting our publications, focusing the Grand Bay Area.

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On 29 August 2018, the Macau Cultural Center hosted a symposium for around 60 attendees, a collaboration of the Lusitano Club of California with the International Institute of Macau and with the support of the Macao Foundation. The main speakers were Mr. António M. Jorge Da Silva and Mr. Davis Hou Nam Ip, with introduction made by Professor Ming K. Chan of Stanford University.

António Jorge da Silva who has dedicated the last 20 years to documenting the history of the “Macaense” people, spoke about his book "Macaenses: the Portuguese in China (2015)" which was recently revised by him then translated into Chinese by Davis Ip to be published in 2019. António da Silva commented that “many historians have written about the History of Macau, but little has been mentioned of its people. Our descendants now all over the world know little about our people, how our ancestors lived, and who we are genetically.” His book discusses this subject and refers to class distinction in the society of the Portuguese people of Macau. He has also introduced his upcoming illustrated book "The Portuguese Community in Macau, A Pictorial History" illustrating the persona of this Portuguese city on Chinese soil and the Macaense community who lived there.

Mr. Davis Hou Nam Ip, experienced young man, was graduated in the University of Macau and post grad from Universities in Netherlands and London, with experience as reporter for Macau Post Daily and TDM Chinese TV Channel. He took center stage to speak of his deepened appreciation of the Macaense in translating da Silva’s book into Chinese, and gave us an update and his reflections of Macau today through his journalistic lens:
• To how Macau has developed, changed and grown.
• The incredible reversal of the "4-tier social ladder", in which now the Chinese count.
• The rise of a conglomerate of opulent casinos, patronized in majority by clients from interior of China.
• The completed erection of the Hong-Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.
• Referenced how China benefits from Macau.
• That the Portuguese are an intricate and important asset to Macau. Together they are looking to diversify economics, by maintaining local culture, and ways of increasing tourism.
• Drew our attention to China's involvement in many different countries regarding assisting with infrastructure, labor, and various developments.
• Leaving us to speculate where Economic leadership is headed.

After the session, an enjoyable luncheon made by Chef Dorothy Oliveira was served with Macanese cuisine.

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On 24 June 2018, the award ceremony of the Best Moments in video of the Saint John´s Festival 2018 of the IIM in Macau took place at the St. Lazarus Church, with the support of the Macao Foundation.

The main award was delivered to Mike Wang, and the 2 consolation awards were delivered to Isabella Lou and Gilberto Camacho.

Congratulations to the winners!

The videos can be viewed in the following links:

Mike Wang:Link 1

Isabella Lou:Link 2

Gilberto Camacho:Link 3

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An exhibition was opened on June 9 2018 at the heart of Silicon Valley, in the Portuguese Historical Museum located at History Park San Jose California.

Portraying a very comprehensive 500 years history of Macau, since the establishment of the territory by the Portuguese till the present day, the exhibit gives its viewers a very detailed knowledge of Macau, today known as a Special Administrative Region of the People´s Republic of China.

The exhibition is equipped with a high quality digital display screen, including the history with more interaction. Shown during the celebration of the Portugal´s Day around the world, the exhibition receives on the opening day over 5000 visitors and will be the main display until June next year.

A collaboration between the Club Lusitano of California and the International Institute of Macau, the exhibition was sponsored by the Macao Foundation.

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Macau Saint John Festival (23 and 24 June 2018)



The IIM launches the following video contest "VIDEO OF THE BEST MOMENTS OF THE SAINT JOHN FESTIVAL - IIM 2018". Enter the Facebook page (@MacauSaintJohnFestival), press "like" and follow it and upload your video to get an award!

1. Targeted to young people, this contest intends to portray and capture the best moments of the two days of the event;

2. All the people who are visiting or participating in the activities of this Festival is allowed to join this contest;

3. The video must be published on the abovementioned Facebook page and cannot exceed more than 2 minutes of the recording time;

4. Video recording can be done through the mobile device, and it is allowed to use any creative applications to achieve the best effect to the video;

5. The awarded videos and their images will be used for the next year’s promotional video of this Festival;

6. The participation in this contest authorizes automatically the use of the video images (copyright) by IIM, for the video mentioned in the previous topic;

7.The contest has 3 types of awards:

  1. Main award: MOP$2,000;
  2. Consolation award: MOP$500;
  3. Consolation award: MOP$500;

8.The best videos will be awarded according to the evaluation of the juries, nominated for this contest;

9.The contest closes at 6:00pm on June 24, 2018;

10.The announcement of the prizes will be made during the afternoon of June 24, 2018, through the same Facebook page (@MacauSaintJohnFestival);

11.The awards ceremony will be made at 7:00pm on June 24, and the winners must be present at the Festival to receive the respective award. The winners must confirm at the IIM tent or through INBOX of the mentioned Facebook page, their presence at the ceremony until 6:15pm, after which the winner will be duly contacted;

12.The absence during the ceremony of the winners on the last day of the Festival will result in the cancellation of the award, transferring to the next highest ranked contestant.



Acceptable source video includes sources that are not copyrighted. All participants take responsibility that all images and soundtracks are not copyrighted material. Entries containing any unauthorized content will be under the responsibility of the author or participant only.



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