Welcome to the GS1 Asia Pacific Regional Forum 2018

We have great honour and pleasure to host the GS1 Asia Pacific Regional Forum 2018 in Macao. It is so important an event in which, GS1 member organizations from the Asia Pacific Region meet to discuss the status of regional projects and how to better respond to future challenges in the region. It also serves as an effective platform for us to connect, share and learn…

About Macao

Macao has an area of 30.8 km², comprised of the Macao Peninsula, Taipa, Coloane and the reclaimed area COTAI, with an estimated total population of 656,700. Over 90% of Macao residents are ethnic Chinese. The remaining includes Portuguese, Filipino and other nationalities Macao located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in southern Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China - adjoins the Mainland city of Zhuhai and lies some 60 kilometres to the west of Hong Kong. The Portuguese arrived and settled in Macao in the mid 16th Century. Thus, the city’s architecture, art, religion, traditions, food and community reflect the integration of Chinese, Western and Portuguese cultures. Macao became a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China on 20th December 1999 and exercises a high degree of autonomy under the principle of "One country, two systems". In 2005, The Historic Centre of Macao was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a result of its unique historical and cultural landscape. Macao is currently positioning itself as the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure as it develops into a quality international tourist destination.


  1. Macao Statistics and Census Services
  2. Macao Government Tourism Office