Not long after the curtain closed on the first China International Import Expo (CIIE), China has already started preparations for the second CIIE, which will be held from Nov. 5 to 10 this year in Shanghai, said Vice Minister of Commerce for China, Wang Bingnan, at a recent promotional conference.
According to Sun Haicheng, vice director of the China International Import Expo Bureau, the total exhibition area of the second CIIE will be bigger and more guests will be invited.
Additionally, new policies will be rolled out by relevant departments to support the latest trends and demands, Sun introduced.
Registration for the second CIIE has actually been running since last July. So far, promotional activities have been held in multiple countries including New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, the US, Brazil, Panama and Italy. A total of 100,000 square meters of exhibition space have already been booked.
Wang noted that more first-class Chinese enterprises would be invited to the second CIIE to expand trade and help global companies explore the Chinese market.
Zhou Lingyan, an employee of the China International Import Expo Bureau, explained that over 500 enterprises from 40 countries and regions have registered for the Business Exhibition sector, 70 of which are Fortune Global 500 companies and industry leaders. Eighty percent of them participated in the first CIIE and will expand their exhibition area this year.