Last preparations underway for the first edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), which will open on November 5th in Shanghai and will last six days. Until now, 165 countries and regions have designated 197 departments to coordinate the participation of their companies in the event, as reported by the People’s Daily.
Requests to participate in the CIIE are proceeding well. In fact, until now, over 1,000 companies, including Fortune Global 500 and industrial leaders from more than 120 countries and regions, have confirmed their participation in the event.
The CIIE – which confirms the Chinese government’s decision to open up to foreign capital – “is the first national import-related event in the world,” said Yang Weiqun, deputy director of the Asian Affairs department at the Ministry of Commerce.
Great participation and enthusiasm, especially from the most distant foreign countries. If neighbouring Japan has asked to reserve an exhibition area of 10,000 square meters for Japanese businesses and institutions during the event, there is no lack of exciting words from Europe.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said that her country is very proud to attend the event, while the Ukrainian government has confirmed that it will take part in the first CIIE and set up a national stand at the show. The event, in fact, will be a good opportunity for Ukrainian companies to demonstrate and fully promote their products.
The Singapore Business Federation, the only organizer appointed by the Singapore government, plans to recruit at least 100 companies for the event, with the aim of promoting Singapore products in the Chinese market.
To sum up, companies from Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Belgium, Japan and other countries and regions will showcase their latest technologies and products in artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, energy conservation, environmental protection, ecology, 3D printing and new energy equipment.