SJM Resorts has launched a new initiative called the “SJM SME Cooperation Programme” with the aim of promoting small and medium-sized enterprises in Macau.
The initiative has seen SJM dedicate a shopping area at Grand Lisboa Palace called “Made in Macau” to local SMEs, which the company says will become a launchpad for them to tap into the city’s tourism economy while enlivening Macau’s appeal as a high quality shopping and lifestyle hub.
“Rooted in Macau, SJM is the epitome of a ‘Made in Macau’ brand,” said SJM Chairman, Daisy Ho.
“Therefore, it is near and dear to us, that we go the distance beyond civic duties to champion for fellow local enterprises. In support of government’s economic diversification policies, we have been offering all-round assistance to local SMEs covering ‘Micro Enterprises’, ‘Made in Macau’ and ‘Young Entrepreneurs’, to address their practical needs, especially over the course of the pandemic.
“Through the ‘SJM SME Cooperation Programme’, we aim to play an inspiring role in creating an ecosystem conducive to growth for these enterprising lifestyle brands spanning food and beverage, jewllery and other retail industries. We believe the cluster effect will enhance their visibility and spotlight the merits of their offers. The programme will also lay a foundation for growth for ‘Made in Macau’ brands.”
Local brands featured within the “Made in Macau” shopping area include Wong Chi Kei, 853＋Concept Store, Counting Stars, Innocent Monkey Club Café, MACCREW, Wabi-Sabi Express and DVM 3½ Chasing Dragon Jewelry.
SJM said it has also partnered with the Fuhong Society of Macau to create the “Happy Gift” pop up – a creative platform for artisans with disabilities. All proceeds from product sales will be donated to the Fuhong Society of Macau and go toward funding art and cultural projects for the disabled.