2nd China-eurasia Expo offers tremendous business potential
The Trade Development Authority ( TDAP) is preparing for Pakistan’s participation in the ‘ Second China- Eurasia Expo’ in China. The expo will be held in Urumqi, capital of Xingjian Uygur Autonomous Region and the largest province of China. The China- Eurasia Expo will be held from September 1 to 5.
TDAP Director Shahzad Rana said that leading companies and individual exhibitors have been invited by the Authority to participate in the expo. Products will be displayed for five days at the exhibition while on September 4 and 5, exhibitors would be allowed to make spot sales and book orders.
Leather, sports goods, utensils, handicrafts, textiles, carpets, surgical goods, footwear and jewellery will feature at the expo.
Pakistan took part in the first China- Eurasia Expo held in September 2011. Shahzad Rana said the second expo will provide a greater opportunity to exhibitors to sell and book orders.
Assistant Director, China Eurasia Expo Secretariat, Urumqi, China, Shadiya Ablahat, said Pakistan’s participation in the upcoming second China Eurasia Expo would be fruitful in strengthening the trade relations between the two countries. She also said the event would offer opportunities for marketing and sales of various products. Around 5,000 international buyers are expected this year.
Shadiya Ablahat said that the Expo will offer innovations and highlight the Expo’s international, Eurasian and Chinese features. Various forums and economic promotions such as China- Eurasia Economic Development and Cooperation Forum, Shanghai Cooperation Organization Business Day and Chinese and Foreign Culture Week will be held during the Expo.
Ms. Ablahat said that the 1st China Eurasian successfully held last year witnessed wonderful events and remarkable economic and trade achievements. A foreign trade volume of $ 5.56 billion was achieved at the event, foreign economic and technological cooperation projects worth $ 898 million were concluded and 178 domestic cooperation projects signed with a total investment of 185.056 billion Yuan.
She also revealed that more than 4,000 overseas purchasers and 315,808 visits were recorded during last year’s event, including 113 foreign guests above ministerial level and heads of international organizations from 32 countries. A total of 33 countries, three regions and one international organization set up booths at the Pavilion for Overseas Products. This year too, the expo is expected to prove as a platform of diplomacy between China and the Eurasian states and a channel that promotes Xinjiang’s cooperation with China’s neighbouring countries, particularly Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Mangolia.