A Memoir of Rehabilitation International’s Centenary 1922-2022

Rehabilitation International Asia & Pacific Regional Conference

26 (Wednesday) - 28 (Friday) June 2019 Macau


Fuhong Society of Macau

About the conference

Founded in 1922, Rehabilitation International (RI Global) is a worldwide organization comprised of people with disabilities, service providers,government agencies, academics, researchers and advocates working to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. With member organizations in more than 100 countries and in all regions of the world, RI Global also provides a forum for the exchange of experience and information on research and practice.


26-28 June 2019 (Wednesday-Friday)

Estimated number of participants

RI Asia & Pacific Regional Conference 2019 is expected to reach 1,000 participants.

Conference Languages

The Conference language will be English. Simultaneous stenography, Chinese
(Mandarin) interpretation and international sign language will be provided in plenary


The Venetian Macao


Main theme:Together, leaving no one behind, in disability inclusive and rights-based progress.

  • Accessibility in built environment and transport, and information communication technology
  • Early assessment and training
  • Inclusive school and post-secondary education
  • Vocational training, work and employment, social enterprise, and income generating strategies
  • Gender and disabilities
  • People with dementia
  • Parents movement and Family Care Homes
  • Disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction, and post-disaster rehabilitation
  • WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
  • Community-Based Rehabilitation and community support services
  • Long-term comprehensive policy and programme planning
  • Mental Health and Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Incheon Strategy, Asia and Pacific and UN new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Tentative Programme

  • Paper presentation
  • Poster presentation
  • Assistive Device Exhibition
  • Art & Handicraft Exhibition
  • Post-conference study tour(3 study tours to Macao social service centers / social enterprise / scenic spot
    would be arranged.)
    *Registration should be made online in advance, and payment would be made on the first day of the conference* 

Registration Fee

Category Early-bird Regular On-site
Deadline 15 March 2019 31 May 2019 26-28 June 2019
RI Member USD150 / MOP1,200 USD200 / MOP1,600 USD300 / MOP2,400
Regions outside Macao and HK USD300 / MOP2,400 USD400 / MOP3,200 USD450 / MOP3,600
Regions outside Macao and HK Group
(5 people or above), per person
USD200 / MOP1,600 USD300 / MOP2,400 USD400 / MOP3,200
Macao / Hong Kong residents USD200 / MOP1,600 USD250 / MOP2,000 USD400 / MOP3,200
Macao / Hong Kong Group (10 people or above), per person USD150 / MOP1,200 USD150 / MOP1,200 USD400 / MOP3,200
Macao / Hong Kong Students USD150 / MOP1,200 USD150 / MOP1,200 USD300 / MOP2,400
Accompanying Personal Care person USD100 / MOP800 USD100 / MOP800 USD300 / MOP2,400
Day pass per day USD100 / MOP800 USD150 / MOP1,200 USD200 / MOP1,600
Additional Expenses
Welcome Dinner USD60 / MOP500 USD80 / MOP650 USD100 / MOP800

About Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao)

Macao is located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in southern Guangdong Province, the People’s Republic of China – adjoins the Mainland city of Zhuhai and lies some 60 kilometers to the west of Hong Kong. Macao comprises Macao Peninsula, Taipa, and Coloane. The Macao Special Administrative Region has an area of 30.8 km​2​, it is one of the densest populated regions in the world and it is also a region with a relatively high per capita income in Asia.​The official languages of Macao are Chinese and Portuguese and Cantonese is widely spoken in the community. Besides, Mandarin and English are generally used in Macao. Macao is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time

The total population is estimated at around 656,700. Over 90% of Macao residents are ethnic Chinese. ​According to the statistics of the Macao population, Macao has around 13000 persons who have disabilities. Based on the principles of the United Nations “Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”, the Macao government has carried out the “Ten-year plan of Rehabilitation Services from 2016-2025”, which aims to make a community which based on equal rights and inclusiveness, in order to let the disabled persons to fully participate in the social activities, and become the contributors in the society.

For centuries, Macao is a place for acculturation for the East and West, therefore, Macao is rich in cultural heritage. On 15 July 2005, “Historic Centre of Macao”—22 buildings and 8 squares was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and became the 31​st designated World Heritage Site in China. In addition, Macao was designated as the member of the UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy on 31 October 2017, which became the third city that awarded this title in China.

With the full launch of the Greater Bay Area construction, the Macao government has signed “The Framework Agreement on Deepening Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Co-operation in the Development of the Bay Area” in Hong Kong on 1 July 2017. Under the support of the Central People’s Government of PRC, the governments of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao will renovate and improve their mechanism for co-operation and establish a cooperative relationship that is mutually complementary. Macao makes use of its advantages when taking part in this national initiative, which brings more opportunities for its development and economic growth, and fully cooperating with national development and integrating into the“Belt and Road” construction.