Preparations for the upcoming 5th China International Import Expo are progressing well, with 85% of the planned exhibition area already booked.
To date, more than 270 Fortune Global 500 companies and industry leaders have registered for the Nov. 5-10 expo.
It should be noted that of all the Fortune Global 500 companies and industry leaders who have participated in previous editions of the exhibition, almost 90% will also be present this year.
Besides these “old friends,” the expo will for the first time see more Fortune Global 500 companies, such as Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, ThyssenKrupp and Gilead, participate, according to Sun Chenghai, deputy director of the China International Import Expo. Desk.
The organizing agencies from several countries, such as Norway and Belgium, will also join the exhibition organizer for the first time, making their local small and medium-sized enterprises participate in the exhibition.
The business fair will once again include six major exhibition areas: food and agricultural products, automobiles, technical equipment, consumer goods, medical and healthcare equipment, and trade in services.
This year’s show will also include new features such as the creation of new special areas for sub-sectors such as the crop seed industry and artificial intelligence.
Innovation incubation zones will also be expanded, not only for the automotive, technical and medical equipment sectors, but to cover more areas, including sports and fashion design.
Other activities for exhibitors will take place before and during the exhibition to provide a platform to promote connection and cooperation among those with complementary resources. More than 50 activities of various forms, including promotion meetings, briefings and signing ceremonies, have already taken place this year – online or offline – for different countries and regions and various industries.
As far as policies and measures are concerned, many supporting policies, including those on tax relief, customs clearance facilitation and market access, are promoted as long-term policies instead of being only valid ones. around or during the exhibition.
Special support is also offered for the construction of stands, with more free stands provided to companies in least developed countries and the orientation of relevant resources towards SMEs. The aim is to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and international economic uncertainties on exhibitors, in particular SMEs.
Sun also disclosed efforts to attract and invite more trade exhibitors. Trade missions for industries were launched to better connect buyers and sellers, while forecast demand for more than 600 products and several exhibition listings were released to better inform exhibitors and buyers.
The Hongqiao International Economic Forum, an important part of the CIIE, will be themed around the global opening this year and will consist of a main forum and several sub-forums, during which the 2022 Global Opening Report and Index world opening will also be presented. published.
In the sub-forums, topics will cover digital economy and trade, regional economic integration and sustainable industrial chain development, food security, healthcare, aging population, green development at low carbon emissions and the construction of the Hongqiao hub in Shanghai.