Playing matchmaker for Import Expo

The China International Import Bureau brought together exhibitors and buyers to help smooth the way for making matches at the first China International Import Expo in November.

A matchmaking meeting was held on Wednesday for exhibitors and buyers in the high-end intelligent equipment segment to communicate and connect before the first China International Import Expo in November.

The session brought together 81 overseas exhibitors in the intelligent and high-end equipment industry from countries or regions including the United States, Germany, Japan, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Leading companies in the processing equipment, avionics, robotic, automation and microelectronic solution sectors, such as General Electric, DuPont, Microsoft, Siemens, Carl Zeiss, Nachi-Fujikoshi Robotics, Hurco, and GF Machining Solutions, were brought together with buyers in the hope of making a match for future sales or partnerships.

To meet the needs of exhibitors and improve the effectiveness of matchmaking, the China International Import Bureau invited 269 purchasers from 23 local trading groups.

State-owned enterprises including China Petroleum, Sinopec, State Grid Corporation of China, China General Nuclear Power Group and China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, and key companies such as SAIC General Motors Corporation, XJ Group Corporation and Zhejiang Chint Electrics Co were among the buyers who attended.

The meeting aims to help exhibitors and buyers advance their understanding and strengthen communications with each other to lay a good foundation for win-win cooperation at the expo, the bureau spokesman said.

Participants said that the expo can provide a broad, open and efficient transaction and cooperation platform for companies, and they are all looking forward to winning more business opportunities in November.

"As there are only export expos of large scales, we sometimes find it difficult to reach a large number of buyers," said Liu ZHongbai, general manager of Waldrich Coburg Machine Tool Maintenance Service. "The import expo offers us a great opportunity to exhibit our latest products with advanced technology to our potential purchasers."

Data from the bureau showed that by Tuesday, over 160,000 buyers from more than 80,000 domestic and overseas enterprises had signed up for the expo, exceeding the expected 150,000.

Eight companies, including FFG Group, Hurco Companies and Insize Co on Wednesday signed up for the second Import Expo next year.

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