After serving as acting president for the past year, Vincent U U Sang
was officially installed as the new head of the Macao Trade and
Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) – the government agency
responsible for the MICE sector – on 8 March.
Under U's charge, IPIM has been stepping up its efforts to drive the
recovery and development Macau's MICE industry, working with local MICE
associations in a bid to bring 1,000 events to the city this year.
also led a delegation of MICE representatives from Macau to attend the
recent UFI Asia-Pacific Conference 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, during which
Macau's confirmation as host the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference in 2024 was
announced. This will be the second time Macau hosts the UFI conference
after first hosting it in 2008.
U joined IPIM in 2002 and served as manager of the Research and
Information Division from 2008 to 2014. He was appointed as advisor of
the Office of the Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macao SAR
Government on 20 December 2014, holding the post until 31 August 2019.
He was then appointed to the position of the executive director of
IPIM since 1 September 2019, before becoming acting president from 27
Prior to joining IPIM, he worked in the banking sector for a few years.
U earned a PhD in Management from the Macau University of Science and Technology.
He has also obtained MBA degree from the University of Macau, Master of
Economics and Bachelor of Economics degrees from the Jinan University.