Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) said its ‘One-stop Service’ for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) bidding and support assisted a total of 123 projects in the territory last year. According to IPIM’s official statement, 90 of the total projects it assisted via the scheme were conferences, 25 were exhibitions, while the other eight were conventions and exhibitions. The events involved the medical, insurance, finance, food & beverage, information, tourism and cultural creative industry sectors. The government department also disclosed that several large-scale MICE events are to be held in the city via the ‘One-stop Service’ scheme this year, which may attract more than 20,000 participants in total. These include Worldwide Chinese Life Insurance Congress, the 9th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia and Jeunesse Greater China Meeting. These three events are expected to bring 7,000, 5,000, and nearly 10,000 participants to the Special Administrative Region, respectively. The department’s ‘One-stop Service’ was launched in 2013 in order to attract and introduce convention and exhibition projects to Macau. IPIM said in the statement that its ultimate aim is to turn the city into the MICE capital of Asia Pacific through different kinds of channels.