The second China International Import Expo (CIIE) Country Exhibition
Floor area: 30,000 square meters
It is participated by 64 countries (China included) and 3 international organizations.
24 countries are new to the event.
The number of guest-of-honor countries increased to 15 from 12 in the last year.
The launches of new products and technologies will outnumber those in the previous session.
US, Japanese and German enterprises rank the top three in terms of exhibition area.
192 US enterprises participate in this year’s event, up 18 percent from a year ago, with a total exhibition area of 47,500 square meters.
Seven exhibition sections
- Sci-tech Life
- Medical Equipment & Health Care Products
- Trade in Services
- Food & Agricultural Products
The second CIIE covers a total floor area of 360,000 square meters, and the area of business exhibition has increased from 270,000 square meters to 330,000 square meters.
It is participated by over 3,000 enterprises from more than 150 countries and regions. The numbers of participating countries, regions, international organizations and exhibitors all exceed those in the previous year.
The numbers of Fortune Global 500 enterprises and industry flagships exceed those in the first CIIE. “Hidden champions”, or relatively small but highly successful companies, are taking part in the event.
Over 300 activities will be held to promote the products.
Over 140 exhibitions of intangible cultural heritage and China’s time-honored brands will be held in 18 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities.
Great Performance in Attracting Merchants:
Over half a million professional buyers from home and abroad have signed up for the event, much more than those in the first CIIE, and those in most of the international professional exhibitions.
They are from all sectors of the national economy. 31 percent are from the manufacturing sector, and 23 percent from the wholesale and retailing sector.
Around 3,600 foreign buyers attended the first CIIE, while over 7,000 have registered for the second session.
(Source: People’s Daily)