WHAT: MACAU INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2018
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: MACAU TOWER, SHORE FRONT, MACAU, CHINA
WHEN: 1ST, 8TH, 15TH, 24TH SEPTEMBER AND 1ST OCTOBER 2018
COST: FREE FROM MULTIPLE POINTS AROUND THE BAY
As the competition enters its 29th year, it gets bigger and better all the time. Last year’s event sadly had to be cancelled due to Typhoon Hato, one of the strongest and most destructive storms in more than 50 years. This year the region is expecting a couple of low level thunderstorms but, being the weather, this can change very quickly.
The sea area in the night sky over Macau will be full of firework effects every Saturday until the final event on National Day on the 1st October.
The competition will be fierce as there are some of the best exponents of the art of pyrotechnics taking each other on head to head in the hopes of being crowned champion.
• PHILIPPINES – PLATINUM FIREWORKS INC
• KOREA – FASEECOM
• JAPAN – MARUMATAYA OGATSU FIREWORKS CO. LTD
• BELGIUM – H C PYROTECHNICS
• FRANCE – ALPHA PYROTECHNIE
• PORTUGAL – GRUPO LUSO PIROTECNIA
• GERMANY – POTSDAMER FEUERWERK GMBH
• AUSTRIA – FIRE-EVENT-DIE FEURERWERKER
• ITALY – PANZERA S A S
• CHINA – LIUYANG NEW YEAR FIREWORKS TRADING CO LTD
First to show their pyro expertise are the teams from Platinum Fireworks Inc who have competed across Europe, North America and across the Far East picking up a myriad of awards along the way. This year, they were beaten into runners up position by the UK’s own Pyrotex Fireworx at Pyromagic in Szczecin Poland.
Second up, Faseecom who again are a world class pro team who won the 2018 Flammende Stern at the end of August and were instrumental in the beautiful opening and closing firework displays at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics earlier this year.
It is certainly going to be an Epic battle of the pyrotechnicians; we will keep you updated on the event as it progresses.