Overview, The Official Shanghai Travel Website - Meet-in-Shanghai.net
  CIIE 2018 >> Overview

CHINA INTERNATIONAL IMPORT EXPO

NOVEMBER 5-10, 2018

Venue:
National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)

Hosts:
Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China
Shanghai Municipal People's Government

Partners:
World Trade Organization
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Organizers:
China International Import Expo Bureau
National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

In May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that China will hold China International Import Expo (CIIE) starting from 2018.

It is a significant move for the Chinese government to hold CIIE to give firm support to trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively open the Chinese market to the world. It facilitates countries and regions all over the world to strengthen economic cooperation and trade, and to promote global trade and world economic growth in order to make the world economy more open.

The Chinese government sincerely welcomes government officials, business communities, exhibitors and professional purchasers across the world to participate in CIIE and to explore the Chinese market. We would like to work with all countries, regions and international organizations to make CIIE a world-class Expo, providing new channels for countries and regions to do business, strengthen cooperation and promote common prosperity of the world economy and trade.

HIGHLIGHTS

HUGE CHINESE MARKET WITH RAPID GROWTH OF CONSUMPTION AND IMPORT

With the world's largest population, China is the second largest economy, as well as the second largest importer and consumer in the world. Now China has entered a new development stage at which consumption keeps increasing, indicating enormous potential for the growth of consumption and import. In the next five years, China is expecting to import products and services valuing more than 10 trillion U.S. dollars, which provides a historic opportunity for enterprises across the world to enter the huge Chinese market.

IDEAL LOCATION, THE TRADE CENTER OF CHINA

Located in the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone, Shanghai enjoys favorable location advantage, great economic strength, well-developed service industries and the ability to allocate global resources. The container throughput of Shanghai Port has been ranking the first place for seven consecutive years. The passenger throughput of airport exceeds 100 million, with route network covering 282 cities around the world.

LARGE-SCALE EXHIBITIONS WITH DIVERSIFIED AND TARGETED SUPPORTING ACTIVITIES

Enterprises from over 100 countries and regions are expected to participate in the first CIIE. Supporting activities such as supply-demand matchmaking meetings, seminars and product releases will be held during the Expo.

MULTIPLE MEASURES GUARANTEEING ALL-ROUND AND QUALITY SERVICES

The CIIE will facilitate participation in terms of customs clearance, inspection and quarantine, provide long-term one-stop transaction services online and of-fline, and strengthen protection of intellectual property rights to safeguard the rights and interests of merchants.

STRONG PURCHASE DEMAND WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL PURCHASERS

The CIIE will invite Chinese enterprises from across the country to come to do business. Merchants from other countries will also be invited to the Expo. It's estimated that 150,000 domestic and foreign professional purchasers will participate in the Expo.

INTRODUCTION TO THE VENUE



National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) is the world's largest single block building and exhibition complex with a total construction area of nearly 1.5 million m². Facilities at NECC (Shanghai) include exhibition halls, the commercial plaza, office buildings and a hotel. These four facilities are linked together by an 8-meter-high elevated Exhibition Boulevard so that people can easily traverse these functional areas.

NECC (Shanghai) covers a total area of 500,000 m², including 400,000 m² indoor exhibition hall and 100,000 m² outdoor area. The indoor exhibition area consists of 13 big halls with each covering an area of 30,000 m², and 3 small halls with each covering an area of 10,000 m², all accessible to trucks. Over 60 fully-equipped conference rooms surround the exhibition halls.

Being about 1.5 km away from Hongqiao Transportation Hub, NECC (Shanghai) is linked to Hongqiao Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station by the city's metro line. Because of the convenient national highway network, the major cities in the Yangtze River Delta region are easily reachable within 2 hours.