CIIE enjoying early success

Huang Yixuan
First three days at the import expo sees thousands of connections made and preliminary agreements signed with the venue experiencing its busiest day ever on November 6. 
Huang Yixuan

The China International Import Expo has seen remarkable achievements in its first three days.

Around 1,200 exhibitors and 2,600 buyers have made connections at one-on-one matchmaking sessions, reaching thousands of preliminary cooperation agreements, according to the China International Import Expo Bureau.

By November 7, 258 support events had been held during the CIIE, including policy explanations, new product demonstrations, matchmaking and contract signing, release of research findings and performances. 

The expo has also offered signing services for trading groups for 89 half-hour periods to support negotiations and contract signing. 

There were more visitors on the first three days compared with last year's inaugural event. The National Exhibition and Convention Center saw its biggest passenger flow in a single day on November 6 with around 227,000 visitors.

The national exhibition has gained in popularity, catching people's attention with famous historical sites, featured landscapes and cultures of various countries.

At the enterprise exhibition, exhibitors generally reflected that compared with the first import expo, this year's buyers were at a higher level and more professional with clearer intent for cooperation, said Liu Fuxue, the bureau's deputy director.

More than a hundred high-level delegations from provincial and municipal government authorities, central enterprises, large private enterprises, and overseas buyers visited the enterprise exhibition over the first three days. In addition, the area for outdoor automotive innovation and self-driving technology, as well as the ice and snow special zone, attracted thousands of visitors every day.

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