Matchmaking session links exhibitors and buyers ahead of CIIE

Huang Yixuan
A supply-demand "matchmaking" session was held on Sunday to serve as a platform for exhibitors and buyers to build connections and boost communication ahead of the third CIIE.
Huang Yixuan
Matchmaking session links exhibitors and buyers ahead of CIIE
Xinhua

A man looks at exhibits at a supply-demand matchmaking session for the third China International Import Expo on Sunday

A supply-demand "matchmaking" session was held on Sunday to serve as a platform for exhibitors and buyers to build connections and boost communication for potential partnerships ahead of the third China International Import Expo.

This matchmaking meeting was for enterprises in the food and agricultural product exhibition area and the medical equipment and health care products section, bringing together more than 80 exhibitors and over 200 buyers.

Lesaffre, a French yeast manufacturer, which has participated in the import expo for the previous two sessions, said that the CIIE builds a good communication and cooperation platform for global enterprises. It is an excellent opportunity to show new products, advanced technologies and innovative achievements to more consumers.  

"Through CIIE, Lesaffre can directly get feedback from consumers, which is of great help to Lesaffre China to carry out new business and win new important partners," said Wang Li, senior trainer of Lesaffre China Hirondelle Academy.

The company reached two agreements to develop strategic cooperation during the second CIIE last year, with the municipal government of Mingguang city in Anhui Province, and the Jiangxi Zhengbang Group. 

Of note, the project with Jiangxi Zhengbang Group was signed with a contract value exceeding US$50 million, which is currently in the stage of research and development and testing.

German retail company Metro AG, an exhibitor in the food sector and also a supplier for the exhibition venue of the third CIIE, meanwhile, said that the expo is a good opportunity  to show the high quality and food safety of their products to Chinese customers.

The company aims to further expand its business in China, planning to open more stores and also develop its online sales channels, said Bertrand Mothe, vice president of offer management at Metro AG.

The company also expected to find new suppliers and negotiate with current and potential partners from all over the world via the platform of the third CIIE.

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