Leading exhibitors sign on for next three years at CIIE
The exhibitor alliance of the third China International Import Expo held its first meeting on Sunday, during which 35 members signed memorandums of cooperation to participate in the expo for the next three years.
Among the 35 enterprises were Michelin Group, L'Oreal Group, Kao Corporation, Emerson Electric, Dow Chemical Company, Eli Lilly and Company, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Shiseido, Decathlon, HSBC Bank, Siemens AG, and Johnson Controls.
The alliance was set up on November 6, 2018 at the first CIIE. It aims to serve as a high-quality platform which can boost communication and cooperation among exhibitors and also support information and resource sharing.
To date, 142 companies have joined the alliance, covering 23 countries and regions including the United States, Japan, Germany and France.
Sun Chenghai, deputy director of the China International Import Expo Bureau and also the secretary-general of the Exhibitor Alliance, said the alliance aims to further highlight the sci-tech innovation capability of high-quality enterprises.
Fabrice Megarbane, president and CEO of L'Oreal China, who was assigned as the first rotating president of the exhibitor alliance's council, said that "the enterprise alliance is a good platform which gathered over 140 global leading companies of all industries, which enables us to share and exchange our experience and resources in doing business in China."
Also at the meeting, the exhibitor alliance announced the launch of a special committee of public health and epidemic prevention, as well as a special committee of the dairy industry.
Siemens Healthineers, as a vice chair of the committee, said it will join other member entities in information exchange and resource sharing, and will help support the construction of China's public health and outbreak prevention systems, facilitate the sustainable development of public health, and drive the construction, optimization and innovation of global public health as a whole.
"China International Import Expo is an important initiative for the Chinese government to firmly support free trade and economic globalization," said Elisabeth Staudinger, president of Siemens Healthineers Asia-Pacific. "We look forward to introducing more cutting-edge medical technologies and products and bringing prosperity to the medical industry in China, to the benefit of both local health care providers and ultimately to patients in China."
So far, the special exhibition section for public health and epidemic prevention of the third CIIE has seen nearly 50 enterprises signing up. There is an exhibition area of over 10,000 square meters, covering 90 percent of the well-known companies in the area of public health and epidemic prevention. Among them, nearly 40 are Global Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders.
In the exhibition zone for food and agricultural products, meanwhile, dairy companies have actively signed up. The area covers nearly 10,000 square meters. Of the world's top 8 foreign companies in the dairy industry, six have inked to take part in the third CIIE.
Also, among the Global Fortune 500 enterprises and industry leaders in the food exhibition area, those related to the dairy industry account for about 33.3 percent.