The Macao 2018 - 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition, also called "MACAO 2018" will be held at The Venetian Macao - Conference & Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 September 2018. It is the first great international philatelic event in Asia organized by the Macao SAR.
The Asian International Stamp Exhibition is a general stamp exhibition and also an international cultural event that is managed and promoted by the Inter-Asia Philatelic Federation (FIAP). It has to be implemented in accordance with the General Regulations of the FIP for Exhibitions (GREX), General Regulations of the FIP for the Evaluation of Competitive Exhibits at FIP Exhibitions (GREV), and The Special Regulations of the FIP for the Evaluation of Competitive Exhibits at FIP Exhibitions (SREVs) announced by the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP), as well as the Individual Regulation of Macao (IREX) by the organizer. From 1977 to 2017, a total of 34 exhibitions have been held in different parts of Asia, the MACAO 2018 is the 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition.
"MACAO 2018" is co-organized by CTT and the Macao Philatelic Club. Its objectives are to enhance the relationship among the member regions of FIAP, strengthen their cooperation and promote the organization of the different philatelic events. Meanwhile, the exhibition is also a valuable opportunity for exhibitors from all over the world to experience Macao as a world center of tourism and leisure, a trade platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as a dynamic city with multi-culture co-existence under the mainstream of Chinese culture.
Being a landmark of Macao, The Ruins of St. Paul's is part of "The Historic Centre of Macao" that was inscribed on the World Heritage List by the UNESCO in 2005. It is the facade of what was originally the Church of Mater Dei. Therefore, the design of the emblem for the stamp exhibition consists of The Ruins of St. Paul's, using the "green" tone of the Macao SAR as its main color and the shape of stamp perforation on its borders.
The design of the mascot "YOYO" for the stamp exhibition has made used of personification to combine the landmarks of Macao with the organizers, CTT and the Macao Philatelic Club. It warmly welcomes stamp lovers from all over the world.
MACAO 2018 will be open to the public for 4 consecutive days. Admission is free of charge and free parking is provided. Admission tickets will be distributed at the reception area at the exhibition entrance. Transportation will be provided and arranged at the reception area for school groups and elderly groups booked in advance.
21/09/2018 10:00am - 07:00pm
22/09/2018 10:00am - 07:00pm
23/09/2018 10:00am - 06:00pm
24/09/2018 10:00am - 04:00pm
The venue of MACAO 2018 covers an area of 4000 square meters, with up to 1000 exhibition frames.
Competitive and Non-competitive Exhibits
1. Competitive exhibits have nine classes, which are championship, traditional, postal history, postal stationery, thematic, youth, literature, one frame and modern philately. The jury will evaluate on all the competitive exhibits and award the Large Gold medal, Gold medal, Large Vermeil medal, Vermeil medal, Large Silver medal, Silver medal, Silver Bronze medal, Bronze medal, etc. In addition, the Grand Prix d'Honneur, Grand Prix International and Grand Prix National will also be awarded.
2. Non-competitive exhibits mainly include those from the Court of Honour, including valuable collections of expert philatelists from China, Hong Kong and Macao.
Approximately 70 standard booths will be available for rental by local and overseas stamp exhibitors. Macao Cultural and Creative Industries will also participate in the sales and exhibition. Besides the various stamps and philatelic products sold at the CTT booth, novel stamp products will be issued especially for the event. In addition, cancellation service according to the thematic days will be provided.
Lucky draws will be held daily at specified times (11:30am and 3:30pm) in the activities zone. Visitors who have dropped the slips of their admission tickets into the lucky draw box will automatically enter the lucky draw to win fabulous prizes and philatelic products. In case any announced winner does not show up or is unable to present the admission ticket, he/she will be disqualified for that prize.
The participating works of the "Draw My Story of Stamps Contest 2018" will be exhibited in the activities zone. Different games and workshops according to the thematic days for families and varied age groups will also be held. For details, please refer to the website or announcements at the exhibition.