Macao 2018 - 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition is a major event for philatelists. It is also a platform for promoting exchange and friendship amongst postal administrations, stamp dealers and stamp printing industries. We enthusiastically look forward to welcoming the exhibitors and senior philatelists from Asian Pacific countries and regions who will showcase their carefully prepared stamp frames for the competition and precious collections for the visitors' appreciation.
I hereby wish MACAO2018, a great international philatelic event held in Macao for the first time, a great success!
Raimundo Arrais do ROSÁRIO
Honorary Chairman of MACAO2018
Secretary for Transport and Public Works, MSAR
On behalf of State Post Bureau of the People's Republic of China, and on my own behalf, I would like to extend my warm congratulations to the Macao Post & Telecommunications Bureau on the organization of Macao 2018 - 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition.
Macao is an important port of the Maritime Silk Road, a window of cultural exchange and a melting pot of eastern and western cultures. The first exhibition that is organized in Macao SAR let the world know more about the unique blend of her historical culture, a stable and harmonious city. I anticipate that through the exhibition, Macao Post & Telecommunications Bureau will further strengthen cultural exchange among all members, facilitate the development of philately, promote philatelic culture, and enhance the advancement of human civilization in the society.
I believe that the MACAO2018 will be a wonderful and memorable international cultural event. I wish Macao 2018 - 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition a great success!
State Post Bureau of the People's Republic of China
Friendship along our philatelic journey
President of China Post Group
Macao Philatelic Club joined Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (F.I.A.P) in 1985 and the Federation Internationale de Philatelie (F.I.P) family in 2010. I am impressed that within a short span of a few years, Macao is now organising an international scale Macao 2018 - 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition from 21-24 September 2018, under the full Patronage the F.I.A.P, for the first time. The Exhibition shall be held at the iconic The Venetian Macao.
Macao is among the world's richest regions and one of the most fascinating destinations in Asia, with its traditional Sino-European architecture and culture juxtaposed against its lavish leisure culture. Other than being a modern tourism hub, Macao is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The location of this city has facilitated many important cultural exchanges between the east and west in the field of the arts, science and trade.
I am confident that this exciting city shall captivate visitors and stamp lovers coming from all over the world. I would like to welcome everyone to participate actively in this Exhibition.
May I congratulate Macao Post & Telecommunications Bureau and Macao Philatelic Club for organising this exciting Exhibition and I am sure that this will be a very successful event. I look forward to seeing all in Macao.
TAY Peng Hian AMN RDP
President of Federation Internationale de Philatelie (F.I.P.)
It was a great pleasure to learn that the Clube Filatelico de Macau and Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau would jointly organized Macao 2018 - 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition, the very first Asian International Stamp Exhibition to be held in Macao.
In June 2017, Stephen Chan and myself visited Macao together and had discussion with the various key persons from the organizing committee. After signing the agreement on 6 June 2017, MACAO2018 hosted a reception on 5 August 2017 in Bandung Indonesia to promote the exhibition.
MACAO2018 will be held at the Macao Venetian Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 September 2018. Approximately 1000 frames of the FIAP members' philatelic collections will be on display. We believe that MACAO2018 will be a great success and a memorable one for all the Philatelists and the Visitors. The Philatelists and Visitors will enjoy the marvellous exhibits from all over Asia.
I look forward to welcome all FIAP members to participate and support MACAO2018 and also taking this opportunity visiting the Historic Centre of Macao, a living representation of the city's historic settlement - UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fine dine and shopping, and most of all the kind hospitality of the people of Macao.
President of Federation of Inter-Asian Philately
Coordinator of MACAO2018
Macao, represented by the Lotus for its purity and holiness, welcome guests from all over the world. Under the mainstream of Chinese culture, Macao is a dynamic city with multi-culture co-existence.
President of All-China Philatelic Federation
Since 1 January 2017, Macao Post has been renamed as Macao Post & Telecommunications Bureau, and the functions of postal services and telecommunications regulatory role have been merged. This marks a new milestone and also new challenges for Macao Post & Telecommunications Bureau (CTT). We shall continue to contribute greater efforts in the development of Macao SAR.
Stamps of Macao are the roots of Macao Post & Telecommunications Bureau, showing Chinese and Western architecture, art, religion, gourmet food and community culture that are nurtured by over a hundred years of history. They have witnessed the development of Macao, one of the cities with the highest population density in the world. They have also recorded the tourism industry and "The Historic Centre of Macao" that was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2005.
On behalf of Macao Post & Telecommunications Bureau, I am greatly honored to express my sincere gratitude to FIAP for their patronage and support to us and Macao Philatelic Club in co-organizing the Macao 2018 - 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition. MACAO2018 will be held at the Venetian Macao - Conference & Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 September 2018. It is the first great international philatelic event organized by Macao SAR. We hope that this will be a bridge of friendship that brings together philatelic experts from different countries and regions, enhancing the exchange and cooperation and promoting stamp collection to all visitors.
On behalf of Macao Post & Telecommunications Bureau and the Organizing Committee, I would like to take the opportunity of the kick-off of MACAO2018 to cordially invite postal administrations from different places, philatelic associations, stamp printers and dealers, and philatelists to actively participate in the exhibition. We also welcome local residents and visitors from all over the world to come to our exhibition and meanwhile feel the energy of the Macao SAR as world centre of tourism and leisure.
LAU Wai Meng (Derby)
Chairman of MACAO2018
Chairman of Board of Directors
Macao Post & Telecommunications Bureau
Macao 2018 - 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition will be held at the Venetian Macao - Conference & Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 September 2018. We are greatly honored to have the guidance and sponsorship from the Federation of Inter-Asian Philatelic (FIAP), and the great support from Macao Post & Telecommunications Bureau in co-organizing the exhibition, which has realized the long-anticipated wish of Macao Philatelic Club.
Although MACAO2018 is a regional stamp exhibition, the Organizing Committee formed by Macao Post & Telecommunications Bureau and Macao Philatelic Club will make their greatest efforts to prudently collect 1000 stamp frames for the competition. Precious stamp collections borrowed from famous senior philatelists will feast the eyes of stamp collectors. The venue of over 4000 square meters will include sales and activity areas so that different types of stamp collection activities can be arranged for the visitors.
We hope that MACAO2018 will be an attractive event to the media and the general public, and that it will inspire youngsters to learn more about philately so as to pass on this timeless hobby. Welcome all philatelists and see you at MACAO 2018!
IO Hong Kuong
Chairman of MACAO2018
President of Macao Philatelic Club