Top 5 Chinese Trade Fairs for international investments.

International trade is becoming increasingly important now, for this many Chinese Trade Fairs for international investments have been developed in the country. It has become the second largest economy, second largest importing country and second largest country of consumption in the world.
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International trade is becoming increasingly important now, for this many Chinese Trade Fairs for international investments take place in the country. The country has become the second largest economy, importing and consumption country in the world. 

We have selected five main international investment and trade fairs in China. They have great influences and are mainly in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Xiamen respectively. 

These cities happen to be the representative city of the main economic zones of China. In general, all of them follow China’s “Bring-in” and “Go-global” strategy as well as “One Belt One Road” Initiative. 

Chinese Import And Export Fair

The China Import and Export Fair is also known as Canton Fair and was established in 1957.

The Canton Fair is a window for trade connection between China and the world. It is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre. Besides, it also has a HongKong office. 

This trade fair takes place every spring and autumn season in an exhibition hall of 1.1 million square meters. It attracts tens of thousands of buys and exhibitors at home and abroad in Guangzhou. It always provides complete categories of goods and products, which allow convenient purchasing. 

  • Location: Guangzhou.
  • Time: Spring and Autumn Seasons.
  • Scale: Large, state-level.
Chinese trade fair in Guangzhou.

Chinese International Fair For Investment & Trade

The China International Fair For Investment & Trade (CIFIT) is present in Xiamen on September 8th each year from 1997. Its sponsor is the Ministry of Commerce of P.R.China and organized by Fujian Provincial Government, Xiamen Municipal Government and Investment Promotion Agency of Ministry of Commerce. 

Themed on “Introducing FDI” and “Going Global”, CIFIT is currently China’s only international event aimed at facilitating bilateral investment. It has also become a platform for release of authoritative information and for discussion of investment trends. 

One highlight of CIFIT is its focus on economic and trade exchanges across the Taiwan Strait thanks to the fair’s geographical advantage. CIFIT introduces national and international investment environments, policies, projects and corporate products through large exhibitions, specific conferences and talks comprehensively. 

Every year, representatives from Chinese provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities, cities, foreign countries or regions, as well as investment promotion agencies take part actively. 

  • Location: Xiamen
  • Time: September
  • Scale: Large, state-level
International investments in Xiamen.

China Beijing International Fair For Trade In Services

The China Beijing International Fair For Trade In Services (CIFTIS) began in 2012 by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of P.R.China and the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality.

It is a national and international comprehensive trade in services platform, which covers 12 large areas of trade in services defined by WTO.  Meanwhile, WTO, UNCTAD and OECD are its permanent supporters. Service industry and service trade have become the new impetus to promote the development of the world economy. 

Along with the country’s opening-up, China is also entering the era of service economy.

This trade fair utilizes its political, economic and geographical advantages to specialize in displaying high-quality innovative services, releasing international service trade policy and information, and last but not least, service trading among enterprises from various countries. 

The functions take place through its diversified events such as summits, professional assemblies, introduction and discussion sessions, comprehensive displays, theme day activities, and authorized publications.

  • Location: Beijing
  • Time: June
  • Scale: Large, state-level
Trade Fairs in Beijing.

Chinese Overseas Investment Fair

China Overseas Development Association with the approval of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China organize the China Overseas Investment Fair (COIFAIR).

The influence of Chinese foreign investment in global FDI is expanding, and for this reason Chinese trade fairs for international investments have been developed through the years.

As the prime event focusing on China’s outbound investment, it serves as a platform to bridge the Chinese companies, especially SMEs, and foreign business to develop international bilateral and multilateral investment cooperation. 

All industries are welcoming and they gather enterprises, financial institutions, service providers, government departments, international organizations, business associations, research institutions and other entities. COIFAIR holds fairs as well as activities such as country promotion seminars, project presentations, industry forums. 

Foreign embassies in China also participate largely every year, introducing their investment opportunities and environment.  For example, ICEX took part in the 9th and 10th COIFAIR.

The latest news and policies on foreign investment will be shared by government leaders and one-on-one meetings will also be set up for investors. 

  • Location: Beijing
  • Time: Autumn
  • Scale: Medium

Chinese International Import Export fair

In May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the holding of China International Import Expo (CIIF). One year later, the first CIIF took place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) in November.

The organization of CIIF will facilitate the participation of developing countries in economic globalization so as to boost the development of the open economy of the world.  It is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of China and the Municipal Government of Shanghai and largely supported by the Chinese government politically and financially.

This expo is large and diversified. It consists of two exhibitions: Country Pavilion for Trade and Investment and Enterprise & Business Exhibition. The latter has two sections: Trade in Goods Section and Trade in Services Section. One highlight is that the organizer provides convenient measures for customs clearance, inspection and quarantine.

It’s also worth mentioning that around 150,000 professional buyers from local provinces and third-countries are invited to attend. The first CIIF has also attracted 81 countries and 3617 companies to exhibit.

  • Location: Shanghai
  • Time: November
  • Scale: Large, state-level
International investments in Shanghai.

As we saw many Chinese trade fairs for international investments take place to increase the international trade between the country and the world. If you interested in exporting or importing from China, this could be an excellent opportunity to improve your business!

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