2022 SANDS SHOPPING CARNIVAL
The much-anticipated Sands Shopping Carnival is coming back this summer!
Event: 2022 Sands Shopping Carnival
Date: July 21 – 24, 2022 (Invited session on July 21; Open to the public from July 22 – 24)
Venue: Cotai Expo Halls A & B, The Venetian Macao
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Free parking venue: Cotai Expo Halls C, D and E, The Venetian Macao
  • Exhibitor Registration
  • Extension Events
  • The FIT Programme
  • Enrollment for the 12th Intake of the Sands Procurement Academy
Exhibitor Registration

Interested exhibitors are invited to apply! After the online registration period ends, our representatives will randomly draw names from the qualified exhibitors and will contact them accordingly.

Registration date: From now until June 4, 2022, 6:00pm

Registration link: https://1ticks.com/event/ssc2022-SME-application

Extension Events

Come to the 2022 Sands Shopping Carnival to enjoy shopping, leisure, entertainment and incentive experiences. It’s all under one roof, so get away from the heat and enjoy a fun and memorable weekend!

Karaoke King Singing Competition 2022
Attracting around 400 participants in total, the Karaoke King Singing Competition has been a popular activity for the last two years. This year, the contest is once again open to local residents for participation in two categories: teen and adult. Come sing for a chance to win great prizes!
Enrolment period: from June 9 until 6:00pm on June 30, 2022

Categories:
Teen – ages 12–18
Adult – ages 19 and above
Details of the competition will be announced in due course. Stay tuned!

Street Dance Competition 2022
Enjoying global popularity, street dancing has received international recognition in recent years and has earned a place in the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, paving the way for break dancing to be added to the Paris 2024 Olympics as a new dance sport.
To promote the uplifting culture of street dancing and provide young enthusiasts with a showcase platform, Street Dance Competition 2022 will feature during the Sands Shopping Carnival this year and is open to children aged 7 to 12 to compete in teams and shine on stage.
Details of the competition will be announced in due course. Stay tuned!

Little Master Chef Workshop
Led by Sands China's food and beverage team for two consecutive years, the Little Master Chef Workshop has been one of the most popular family activities of the carnival and has attracted participation from over 700 children in total. The workshop will be held once again this year free of charge with on-site registration available. Sign your children up to unleash their talent and make them little master chefs!

The F.I.T. Programme
Sands China strongly believes that the company bears an important responsibility in the development of Macao, and we have been devoting resources to the local community for more than a decade, and we are committed to promoting the development of local enterprises.

We first launched Sands China's Local Small, Medium and Micro Suppliers Support Programme in 2015, aiming to facilitate opportunities for local suppliers to meet international standards, in support of three types of local businesses jointly identified with the Macao Chamber of Commerce: small and micro enterprises, "Made-in-Macao" companies, and Macao young entrepreneurs.

As part of that initiative, we further launched the F.I.T. programme for local Macao SME suppliers in April 2017. With this programme, the company seeks to increase its spend on all three aforementioned types of local suppliers.

F.I.T. is comprised of three pillars: Financial Support, Invitational Matching, and Training and Development.

• Financial Support

A Sands China Young Entrepreneur Advance Payment Programme was created to help local young entrepreneurs who have limited financial capacity to run their business. It targets Macao young entrepreneurs with a staff size of 15 or below, providing them with a 30 per cent advance payment on purchase orders.

In April 2019, Sands China successfully cooperated with six local banks to launch a special financial support programme mainly for Sands China's SME suppliers. The participating banks are: Bank of China Macau Branch, ICBC Macau Branch, Bank of Communications Macau Branch, China Construction Bank Macau Branch, OCBC Wing Hang, and BNU.

• Invitational Matching

Sands China hosts targeted trade shows that invite local SMEs to go beyond simply meeting potential Sands China buyers. These invitational matching sessions take the usual procurement process a step further by providing a platform for local SMEs to present and demonstrate their products and services to potential users and buyers at Sands China properties, with the company's full support. The goal is to enhance communication between vendors and users, and to improve the procurement success rate.

• Training and Development

The Sands Procurement Academy, inaugurated in June 2017, aims to develop local SME suppliers by sharing business knowledge and skills, helping them gain experience and capacity to meet international standard. Four types of local SME suppliers were initially targeted-small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), micro-enterprises, Macao young entrepreneurs, and "Made-in-Macao" enterprises – with the programme now open to all local SMEs.

The academy offers tailor-made practical training modules to local SMEs, presenting them with a certificate upon graduating from the academy. Graduating suppliers are given preferential procurement under otherwise equal circumstances. The training programme is the first of its kind in the industry, with over 330 local SME suppliers having graduated to date.

Enrollment for the 12th Intake of the Sands Procurement Academy

The 12th intake of the academy will commence at the end of September 2022. Lecturers with various areas of expertise facilitate the modules, which cover 6 topics: quality assurance, Macau labor law fundamentals, supplier code of conduct, procurement contract basics, procurement process and system overview, and logistics management.

  • Enrollment period: From now until 10:00am on Aug 15, 2022
  • Start date: End of Sep 2022; six lectures in total, one lecture per week
  • Location: The Venetian Macao's Adelson Advanced Education Centre
  • Capacity: 40 pax
  • Enrollment method: email the following information 1) Company Name 2) Contact Person 3) Contact Number to Miss Wong at the Procurement & Supply Chain department via SME_Info@sands.com.mo for registration, or call at +8118 7866 for course details. Suppliers will be notified by email for registration confirmation.

2022 SANDS SHOPPING CARNIVAL

Since 2020, Sands China has organized the annual Sands Shopping Carnival—the largest sale event in Macao—in cooperation with the Macao Chamber of Commerce, in an effort to support the Macao SAR Government's Consume for the Economy initiative to boost the local economy, provide a free business platform for local SMEs and Sands retailers, and create business opportunities together. Featuring over 500 booths each year, the carnival has attracted a total of more than 210,000 visitors over the past two years and has become one of the annual signature events in Macao.

Making a comeback with tremendous popularity, the Sands Shopping Carnival will be held at Hall A and B of The Venetian Macao's Cotai Expo from July 21 to 24 this year, featuring over 580 booths where visitors can shop for products from local SMEs, made-in-Macao brands and international brands, and enjoy special offers of up to 90% off. The event is e-consumption voucher friendly and supports a number of mobile payment methods.

The Sands Shopping Carnival will bring under one roof various offerings including food court, lucky draws, Karaoke King Singing Competition, Little Master Chef Workshop, and large play-and-fun facilities and activities for children, including inflatable slides, sports games and game booths, plus the newly added Street Dance Competition 2022. With all these highlights, the carnival will definitely be a spectacular event full of fun entertainment and shopping delights for people of all ages!

Organized by Sands China, the 2022 Sands Shopping Carnival has once again been co-organized with the Macao Chamber of Commerce, to support the government's Consume for the Economy initiative and the e-consumption voucher scheme this year.

This free business platform for retailers and local SMEs offers them more business opportunities, while providing a family-friendly summer destination for both locals and tourists.

Best of all, admission is free! So we'll see you July 21 – 24 at The Venetian Macao's Cotai Expo for the 2022 Sands Shopping Carnival!

More details will be announced soon, stay tuned!
 

Objectives:

1. Support the Macao SAR government's initiatives of stimulating consumption, promoting economic internal circulation and the new round of consumer e-voucher scheme in 2022
2. Provide a free platform for local SMEs and Sands retailers for more business opportunities
3. Stimulate the local economy and effectively boost domestic consumption through synergistic effects between local SMEs and Sands retailers
4. Offer exclusive deals and discounts to Macao residents and visitors