Aligning with the faculty’s strategic plan to perform the role of a hub to connect various stakeholders in Macao, the Department of Management and Marketing (DMM) of Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) co-organized an online ‘SME Business Forum 2021’ with Business Research and Training Centre (BRTC) at 3 p.m. on October 23rd. The theme of the Forum was ‘Innovation in SMEs’. The Forum aimed to create a platform for local SMEs to exchange ideas on business opportunities and challenges that arise from technological change and innovation.

Prof. Jean Chen, Dean of FBA, gave a welcome remark to the Forum about the importance of innovation to the success of SMEs. Speakers of the Forum were executives of SMEs in Macao, including Mr. David Xiao, Co-founder of Paudin Co. Ltd. and Ms. Regina Sam, Managing Director of Great Time Limited. They shared their own valuable experiences from an SME perspective in developing new innovative products in SMEs and dealing with challenges in promoting technological change in SMEs. It was well attended by current MBA, PhD, and DBA students, alumni, and faculty members of DMM.