1st CIIE to grace Shanghai in 100 days

By Zhang Jiaqi
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On the afternoon of July 27, 2018, the countdown board for the first China International Import Expo at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai shows there are 100 days and 22 hours to go before its convening. [Photo by Zhang Jiaqi/China.org.cn]

The first China International Import Expo (CIIE)will be held in Shanghai in 100 days' time, from November 5 to 10, as a significant measure and action for China to actively open its market to the world.


The event, to be held by China's Ministry of Commerce and Shanghai Municipal Government, has already created much anticipation in the preparatory period.


Enjoying great popularity worldwide


"Once announced, the news of the CIIE was greeted with high praise and an enthusiastic response in the international community. Businesses are eager to register and participate in the exhibition," Wang Bingnan, vice minister of Commerce told a press conference to mark the start of the 100-day countdown in Shanghai on July 27.


"Now, registration is progressing smoothly with an outcome far exceeding expectations," he added.


So far, over 2,800 companies from over 130 countries and regions across five continents have confirmed their participation in the company exhibition, which will cover an area of 270,000 square meters, according to Wang.


Preliminary data indicates the participants will bring along over 100 new products and techniques, and unveil a number of world- level cutting-edge products and services.


By June, when the official application period for attending the company exhibition ended, there were still many companies queuing up, said Wang in stressing the popularity of the event.


According to the introduction of the expo organizer earlier in the week, the only option available now for these particular companies will be to make an early reservation for the second session of the expo scheduled to be held in 2019.


In addition to individual companies, approximately 38 trade delegations and 150,000 individual purchasers will be attending the first CIIE, Wang added.

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