More than 20,000 domestic and foreign guests and 75 Fortune Global 500 enterprises will attend the expo.
CHENGDU, China, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sept. 1, the Information Office of the People's Government of Sichuan Province announced at a press conference that the 2nd Western China International Fair Import and Export Expo and Western China (Sichuan) International Investment Conference ("the Expo & Conference") will be held in Chengdu from Sept. 15 to 18. Currently, government bodies, industrial players, and well-known enterprises from 75 countries and regions, including Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland, the United States, and the Republic of Belarus, have confirmed their presence. 36 of these countries and regions are involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.
The Expo & Conference has invited exhibitors both at home and abroad, with their booths covering 75,000 square meters of floor space. Former dignitaries, officials at provincial and ministerial levels, ambassadors to China from countries such as Italy, Thailand, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, and the Republic of Belarus, will attend the Expo & Conference, joined by heads of international organizations such as the United Nations Procurement Division. Delegations of 22 provinces, districts and cities in China will attend the Conference. The principals of more than 700 domestic and foreign well-known enterprises, including 75 Fortune Global 500 enterprises and 56 China's top 500 enterprises will attend the investment promotion event. More than 20,000 Chinese and foreign guests are expected to participate in the second Expo & Conference, far exceeding its first edition.
During the Expo & Conference, there will be 11 investment promotion events, 5 international exchange events, and 5 procurement and trade events, including the Western China (Sichuan) International Investment Fair, E-commerce forum, Business Matchmaking Seminar, China Railway Express & Chengdu-Europe Railway International Cooperation Forum, and Sino-Italian Food Safety Cooperation Forum, involving fields of electronic information, intelligent vehicle, E-commerce, and finance.
Centering on the facilitation of the "Belt and Road" Initiative, national pavilions of countries along the "Belt and Road" initiative will be set up. Delegations of provinces, districts and cities in China will highlight the cooperation projects and results with countries and regions along the "Belt and Road". Meanwhile, a number of special investment promotion events for the "Belt and Road" will be held, such as Chinese Merchant Summit and Western China (Sichuan) International Investment Fair with a focus on removing international trade barriers.
The Expo & Conference will also stage promotion sessions of Free Trade Zones, comprehensive bonded zones, export processing zones, bonded logistics centers, national and provincial development zones, various types of open ports, and channel construction, while demonstrating the operation of aviation services, cross-border E-commerce, capacity cooperation, engineering service outsourcing, cultural and creative industry, sports industry, and various supporting activities. In addition, the Expo & Conference will host procurement & trade activities and special matchmaking conferences.