Xinhua News Agency, Shanghai, June 21 (Reporter Zhou Rui) The reporter learned from the preparatory briefing and signing ceremony for the 5th CIIE held here on the 21st that the preparatory work for the 5th CIIE is progressing steadily. The contracted exhibition area accounts for 76% of the planned area, and 260 Fortune 500 and industry leading companies have signed contracts.
When attending the event online, Vice Minister of Commerce Sheng Qiuping said that since the first session, the CIIE has always held high the banner of openness, deepened the role of the four platforms of international procurement, investment promotion, people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and openness and cooperation, and promoted the interconnection between China and the world market, industry Integrate, promote innovation, and connect rules. The development process of the CIIE is a vivid epitome of China’s continuous expansion and opening up in the new era, and it is also an important testimony for enterprises from all over the world to share development opportunities and achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.
Sun Chenghai, deputy director of the China International Import Expo Bureau, said that the fifth China International Import Expo will be held from November 5th to 10th this year. “Weather Vane”, “Barometer” of China’s high-level openness, and “Authoritative Brand” of Hongqiao Forum. The national exhibition is carried out by willing countries using the official website of the CIIE to carry out online exhibitions. At present, many countries have confirmed their participation. At the same time, in order to demonstrate responsibility and responsibility, the organizer will also actively take practical measures in supporting policies, transaction procurement, cultural exchanges, etc., and strive to achieve stronger support, better service, and more effective results for the 5th CIIE, so that all Fang is more rewarding.
Zhou Lan, deputy director of the Office of the Leading Group for Urban Service Guarantee of the CIIE, said that Shanghai has been committed to creating a first-class urban environment and providing first-class service guarantees for the CIIE, striving to provide exhibitors with more efficient, convenient and thoughtful services, speeding up Promote refined, intelligent, and legalized service guarantees.
On June 21, the preparatory briefing and signing ceremony for the 5th CIIE. (Photo courtesy of the interviewee)
At the event site, more than 30 exhibitors, exhibition organizers, members of the Hongqiao Forum, participants of cultural exchange activities and other enterprises and institutions signed a collective contract with the Import Expo Bureau. Among the contracting companies, there are old friends such as Bristol-Myers Squibb and Marubeni who have participated in many CIIEs, as well as new friends who signed for the first time such as Gilead Sciences, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.
Kenji Mizuta, chief representative of the Shanghai Representative Office of the Japan External Trade Organization, said that he hopes to bring high-quality Japanese goods, technologies and services to China through the CIIE and contribute to the further development of trade and investment between Japan and China.