Show­cas­ing and sell­ing

China In­ter­na­tional Im­port Expo takes over Shang­hai

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - FRONT PAGE -

The first-ever China In­ter­na­tional Im­port Expo (CIIE) will take place at the Na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­ven­tion Cen­ter (Shang­hai) from Novem­ber 5 to Novem­ber 10.

This ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures im­ports from across the world and has at­tracted over 3,000 en­ter­prises from more than 130 coun­tries and re­gions in its busi­ness ex­hi­bi­tion area alone, which cov­ers 270,000 square me­ters.

These en­ter­prises will show­case and sell prod­ucts and ser­vices for var­i­ous in­dus­tries, in­clud­ing high­tech, in­tel­li­gence, med­i­cal, food and con­sumer goods.

The na­tional com­pre­hen­sive trade and in­vest­ment ex­hi­bi­tion area of the venue in­cludes 71 ex­hi­bi­tion booths from 82 coun­tries and re­gions along with in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing the World Trade Or­ga­ni­za­tion, the United Na­tions In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Or­ga­ni­za­tion and the In­ter­na­tional Trade Cen­ter.

There will be no com­mer­cial trans­ac­tions in this space, only dis­plays. Shang­hai has been mak­ing great ef­forts to host CIIE and has ramped up traf­fic or­der, in­fra­struc­ture, city ap­pear­ance and lo­cal ser­vices.

Over 5,000 vol­un­teers are en­rolled in the expo. Many are able to speak for­eign lan­guages. CIIE ser­vice cen­ters are also now set up at the city’s air­ports and train sta­tions to pro­vide one-stop con­sul­ta­tion ser­vices for guests. The city has also been build­ing per­ma­nent dis­play cen­ters which will serve as a spillover ef­fect for CIIE to pro­vide a dis­play plat­form for over­seas ex­hibitors and other for­eign in­vestors in­ter­ested in en­ter­ing the Chi­nese mar­ket.

Lo­cal res­i­dents will be able to see CIIE ex­hibits at these cen­ters, as the expo only al­lows in spe­cial groups.

Pho­tos: Yang Hui/GT

Clock­wise from top left: A pair of trans­formable eye­glasses by an Ital­ian com­pany on dis­play at CIIE; A tele­vi­sion with a thin body; Vol­un­teers walk through the Na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­ven­tion Cen­ter to get fa­mil­iar with all the halls; Two for­eign work­ers chat at the venue; A view of the ex­hi­bi­tion booths at a hall of the venue; The big­gest ex­hibit at CIIE, a milling ma­chine from a Ger­man com­pany has been set up at the ex­hi­bi­tion hall.

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