22 global firms to take part in first China International Import Expo in November

Huang Yixuan
The expo, held in November, will give companies opportunity to display the latest technology, products and solutions.
Huang Yixuan

Twenty-two global companies today inked an agreement to take part in the first China International Import Expo in November when they will display the latest technology, products and solutions.

The companies signed the agreement with China International Import Expo Bureau and Tang Guifa, CEO of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), inked the contracts on behalf of the expo organizer.

One of the companies taking is science and engineering company DuPont which will show its intelligent and high-end equipment as well as solutions from its global research and development.

"We will actively make preparations in seven months, and plan to bring products such as smart wearable devices which can be used in various fields including family, sports and medical treatment," Huang Chen, managing director of DuPont China was quoted as saying by Xinmin Evening News.

L’Oréal is another globally renowned company that has agreed to take part.

"This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up, (and) the first CIIE shows China’s determination on further reform and opening up," Stephane Rinderknech, CEO of L’Oréal China, said during the signing ceremony.

He said that L’Oréal will show off their most aspirational brands and high quality innovative products as well as reveal the most disruptive new retail and the leading sustainable development concept.

Australian natural health company Blackmores will display their medical equipment and health care expertise.

Peter Osborne, CEO of Blackmores Asia-Pacific, said the company aims to use CIIE to expand their market and plan to set up branches in China, Xinmin Evening News reported.

Other multinationals such as Emerson Electric Company, famous yacht brand Ferretti, and technology company Nokia were also present at the ceremony.

By the end of March, more than 1,600 companies from over 120 countries have registered for the first CIIE which will occupy over 120,000 square meters. More than 600 companies have signed contracts to participate.

President Xi Jinping announced during the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 14, 2017 that China would host CIIE in 2018.

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