Time: NOVEMBER 5th-10th, 2018
Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)
Hosts: Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, Shanghai Municipal People’s Government
Supporters: World Trade Organization, United Nations Industrial Development Organization and etc.
Organizers: China International Import Expo Bureau, National Exhibition and Convention Center(Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
In May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that China will hold China International Import Expo (CIIE) starting from 2018.
It is a significant move for the Chinese Government to hold CIIE with a view of firmly supporting trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively opening the market to the world. It facilitates countries and regions all over the world to strengthen economic and trade cooperation, and to promote global trade and world economic growth in order to advance the development of an open world economy.
The China International Import Expo (the “Expo”) is not only an open international cooperation platform built by China for presenting national development achievements to all other countries in the world and conducting foreign trade, but also an international public product provided by China for all the countries in the world discussing about major issues of foreign trade and world economy and improving global economic governance. The Chinese Government sincerely welcomes politicians, business people, exhibitors and professional purchasers from all countries (regions) to join the Expo, discuss about cooperation and expand trade. We are willing to, in conjunction with all other countries (regions) in the world and international organizations, endeavor to build the Expo into a world-class one so as to promote the development of world economy and global trade and achieve common prosperity.
HUGE CHINESE MARKET, RAPID GROWTH OF CONSUMPTION AND IMPORT
With the world’s largest population, China is the second largest economy, as well as the second largest importer and consumer in the world. Now China has entered a new development stage on which consumption keeps increasing, indicating enormous potential for the growth of consumption and import. In the next five years, China is expecting to import products and services valuing more than 10 trillion U.S. dollars, which provides a historic opportunity for enterprises across the world to enter the huge Chinese market.
IDEAL LOCATION OF SHANGHAI, AS TRADE CENTER OF CHINA
Located at Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone, Shanghai enjoys favorable location advantage, great economic strength, well-developed service industries and the ability to allocate global resources. The container through put of Shanghai Port has been ranking the first place for seven consecutive years. The passenger through put of airport exceeds 100 million, with flight network covering 255 cities around the world.
LARGE EXHIBITION, DIVERSIFIED AND TARGETED SUPPORTING ACTIVITIES
Enterprises from over 100 countries and regions are expected to participate in the first CIIE. Supporting activities such as supply-demand match making meetings, seminars and product release will be held during the Expo.
MULTIPLE MEASURES GUARANTEEING ALL-ROUND AND EFFECTIVE SERVICE
CIIE will facilitate participation in terms of customs clearance, inspection and quarantine, provide long-term one-stop transaction services online and offline, and strengthen protection of intellectual property rights to safeguard the rights and interests of merchants.
STRONG PURCHASE DEMAND, A LARGE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL PURCHASERS
CIIE will invite Chinese enterprises from the whole country to come to do business. Merchants from third countries will also be invited to the Expo. It’s estimated that 150,000 domestic and foreign professional purchasers will participate in the Expo.
The relevant countries and regions will be invited to participate in CIIE to showcase their achievements of trade and investment, including trade in goods and services, industries, investment and tourism, as well as representative products of the country or region with distinct features. It is exclusively reserved for country exhibitions, not for business transactions.
ENTERPRISE & BUSINESS EXHIBITION
The Area consists of two sections, trade in goods and services.
The section of trade in goods includes 6 exhibition areas: High-end Intelligent Equipment; Consumer Electronics & Appliances; Automobile; Apparel, Accessories & Consumer Goods; Food & Agricultural Products; Medical Equipment & Medical Care Products with a total area of 180,000 m².
The section of trade in services comprises Tourism Services, Emerging Technologies, Culture & Education, Creative Design and Service Outsourcing with a total area of 30,000 m².
Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum
The Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum directly serves the overall objectives of the China International Import Expo. It focuses on the new trends and new changes in economic development at home and abroad, reflects new philosophies derived from inclusive development, aims at promoting economic globalization that is open, inclusive, comprehensively-beneficial, balanced and win-win, building an open world economy, and prompting global trade growth.