In the closing of the 2nd CIIE, the accumulative intended turnover was over 70 billion US dollars
(This article is quoted from the Belt and Road Network and the pictures are quoted from Xinhua News Agency)
On November 10, the second China International Import Expo closed in Shanghai. Sun Chenghai, deputy director of the China International Import Expo Bureau, said at the closing press briefing of the second CIIE that the Import Expo had achieved fruitful results in terms of transactions. According to a year's plan, the cumulative intended turnover was 71.13 billion US dollars, up 23% from the first CIIE .
The theme of "new era, shared future" was continued in the second CIIE. 181 countries, regions and international organizations participated in this event, more than 3,800 enterprises participated in the exhibition. More than 500,000 domestic and overseas professional purchasers attended the event to negotiate the purchase with the exhibition area of 360,000 m2. By 12: 00 noon on the 10th, more than 910,000 people had entered the site.
The trade and economic cooperation achieved fruitful results in this CIIE. Sun Chenghai said that compared with the first Expo, new breakthroughs have been made in the scale, quality and distribution of business exhibitions. According to preliminary statistics, 391 new products, new technologies or services were launched globally or in mainland China, higher than the first Expo. The CIIE is gradually becoming the preferred platform for new products and technologies in various industries to be released and traded. Meanwhile, more than 380 ancillary activities were held during the second CIIE.
On the 5th, the Hongqiao International Economic Forum was held, consisting of the opening ceremony main forum and five sub-forums, attended by more than 4,000 guests from all walks of life on politics, business, study and research.
In addition, the exhibition services in this CIIE were better. Hua Yuan, director of the Shanghai Municipal Commerce Commission, said that Shanghai has set up 125 special windows and channels for CIIE services at major ports, providing round-the-clock access to CIIE personnel and exhibits. The efficiency of customs clearance is 62.5% higher than that of the first Expo, and the fastest time for the clearance of exhibits is only 15 seconds.
"The attraction and international influence of the Expo will continue to increase, and its role as an important platform for international cooperation and an international public product in the new era will be further enhanced. It will inject new impetus and make new contributions to construct an open world economy and build a community with a shared future for mankind." Sun Chenghai said.
In addition, Sun Chenghai revealed that so far, more than 230 enterprises have signed up for the third CIIE Enterprise Exhibition with an exhibition area of more than 84,000 m2. Among which, there are more than 80 top 500 enterprises and leading enterprises in the world, with an exhibition area of more than 50,000 m2.