In May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that China would hold the China International Import Expo (CIIE) beginning in 2018.
The Chinese government introduced CIIE to demonstrate its support of trade liberalization, economic globalization, and to actively open the Chinese market to the world. CIIE facilitates countries and regions all over the world to strengthen economic cooperation and trade, and to promote global trade and world economic growth in order to make the world economy more open.
Held at the Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Center, CIIE 2019 will include an LVMH exhibition space. Announced March 25, the French luxury conglomerate’s pavilion will showcase its finest products and innovations, in addition to hosting daily talks, master classes, and product launches. Click here to read Jing Daily‘s coverage of LVMH’s involvement.
HUGE CHINESE MARKET WITH RAPID GROWTH OF CONSUMPTION AND IMPORT
With the world's largest population, China is the second largest economy, as well as the second largest importer and consumer in the world. Now China has entered a new development stage at which consumption keeps increasing, indicating enormous potential for the growth of consumption and import. In the next five years, China is expecting to import products and services valuing more than 10 trillion U.S. dollars, which provides a historic opportunity for enterprises across the world to enter the huge Chinese market.
IDEAL LOCATION, THE TRADE CENTER OF CHINA
Located in the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone, Shanghai enjoys favorable location advantage, great economic strength, well-developed service industries and the ability to allocate global resources. The container throughput of Shanghai Port has been ranking the first place for seven consecutive years. The passenger throughput of airport exceeds 100 million, with route network covering 282 cities around the world.
LARGE-SCALE EXHIBITIONS WITH DIVERSIFIED AND TARGETED SUPPORTING ACTIVITIES
Enterprises from over 100 countries and regions are expected to participate in the first CIIE. Supporting activities such as supply-demand matchmaking meetings, seminars and product releases will be held during the Expo.
MULTIPLE MEASURES GUARANTEEING ALL-ROUND AND QUALITY SERVICES
The CIIE will facilitate participation in terms of customs clearance, inspection and quarantine, provide long-term one-stop transaction services online and of-fline, and strengthen protection of intellectual property rights to safeguard the rights and interests of merchants.
STRONG PURCHASE DEMAND WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL PURCHASERS
The CIIE will invite Chinese enterprises from across the country to come to do business. Merchants from other countries will also be invited to the Expo. It's estimated that 150,000 domestic and foreign professional purchasers will participate in the Expo.