WORLD China's first import expo, by the numbers


China's first import expo, by the numbers

China Daily

11:55, November 03, 2018

82 countries and three international organizations will set up 71 booths at the country pavilions for trade and investment, covering an area of about 30,000 square meters.

12 countries have been granted the status of "Guest of Honor" by China at the CIIE. They are Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Vietnam and the United Kingdom.

More than 30 of the world's 44 least-developed countries will participate in the event.

Leaders from 18 countries will attend

More than 3,000 companies from over 130 countries have confirmed participation in the enterprise and business exhibitions at the expo, with a total booth area of 270,000 square meters.

More than 200 attending companies are on the Fortune Global 500 list, or industry leaders.

The CIIE will see 160,000 buyers from over 80,000 domestic and foreign companies, exceeding the organizer's expectation of 15,000 companies.

Exhibitors are expected to launch more than 100 new products and technologies at the event.

More than 5,000 products are entering China for the first time.

Around 300,000 visitors are expected to arrive for the expo.

More than 5,000 volunteers have been recruited for the CIIE, offering language services in English, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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