Three Major Parts of the Expo：
1.Country Pavilion for Trade and Investment
The Area is about 30,000 ㎡. The relevant countries and regions will be invited to participate in CIIE to showcase their development achievements of trade and investment, including trades 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.
2.Enterprise and Business Exhibition
The Area consists of two sections: trades 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 ㎡. The section of trade in services comprises 5 exhibition areas: Tourism, Emerging Technologies, Culture & Education, Creative Design and Service Outsourcing with a total area of 30,000 ㎡.
3.Hongqiao International Trade Forum
Hongqiao International Trade Forum will be held during the expo.Focusing on such topics as “Trade and Opening up”,”Trade and Innovation”and “Trade and Investment”,the forum aims to offer advice and suggestions for boosting global trade and the growth of world economy.The world Trade Organization, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and other international organizations are supporters.
It is a significant move for the Chinese government to hold CIIE to give firm support to trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively open the Chinese market to the world. It facilitates countries and regions all over the world to strengthen economic cooperation and trade, and to promote global trade and world economic growth in order to make the world economy more open.
The Chinese government sincerely welcomes government officials, business communities, exhibitors and professional purchasers across the world to participate in CIIE and to explore the Chinese market. We would like to work with all countries, regions and international organizations to make CIIE a world-class Expo, providing new channels for countries and regions to do business, strengthen cooperation and promote common prosperity of the world economy and trade.
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 at 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 in the 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 throughput of Shanghai Port has been ranking the first place for seven consecutive years. The passenger throughput of airport exceeds 100 million, with flight network covering 282 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 matchmaking meetings, seminars and product releases will be held during the Expo.
MULTIPLE MEASURES GUARANTEEING ALL- ROUND AND EFFECTIVE SERVICE
The CIIE will facilitate participation in terms of customs clearance, inspection and quarantine, provide long-term one-stop transaction services online and of-fline, and strengthen protection of intellectual property rights to safeguard the rights and interests of merchants.
STRONG PURCHASE DEMAND, A LARGE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL PURCHASERS
The CIIE will invite Chinese enterprises from across country to come to do business. Merchants from third countries will also be invited to the Expo. It's estimated that 170,000 domestic and foreign professional purchas-ers will participate in the Expo.
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