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The 11th China International Fair for Investment & Trade


  The 11th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT), following four days of exhibitions, displays, forums, seminars and matchmaking symposium, completed all agendas and closed in Xiamen, Fujian, China on the afternoon of September 11.
Wu Yi, member of the Politburo of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier launched the fair for the seventh time. Xu Jialu, Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee and the National People’s Congress, and Zhang Kehui, Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, as well as 90 officials of a vice-ministerial or higher rank from related agencies under the State Council, national institutions, industry associations, chambers of commerce and CIFIT members, attended the CIFIT. Ho Hau Wah, Chief Executive of Macao Special Administrative Region, also headed a delegation to the CIFIT. The CIFIT also attracted more than 550 senior foreign government officials, including Aigars Kalvitis, Prime Minister of Latvia; Mia Mottley, Deputy Prime Minister of Barbados; and Kursa Tuzmen, Minister of State of Turkey; as well as heads of international organizations, industry associations and chambers of commerce, and presidents and vice presidents of multinational companies.
The 11th CIFIT attracted a record number of 13,158 overseas visitors from 119 countries and regions.
With the active involvement of the all segments of society and domestic and foreign enterprises, the 11th CIFIT featured a greater scale, a higher standard, a richer content, stronger professionalism, more remarkable practical results, a strong international focus, a fuller ranger of functions, a more elaborate organization, and stronger logistical support. Statistics show that the delegations signed agreements on 1,070 investment projects in all categories, involving a total investment of USD 22.99 billion and committed foreign capital of USD 19.01 billion. Of these projects, 699 are contract projects, involving a total investment of USD 12.29 billion and committed foreign capital of USD 9.62 billion; and 269 projects have a value in excess of USD 10 million.
Overall, the 11th CIFIT showed the following major characteristics:
I. The CIFIT has become a window on the investment climates and policies and market opportunities in countries and regions around the world
In an effort to strike a balance between inward and outward investments, the 11th CIFIT, in line with its mission of “promoting trade with investment and stimulating investment with trade”, added an exhibition area for import commodities. Turkey, Thailand, Italy, Spain and Caribbean nations showcased their characteristic commodities, capturing strong attention from visitors and opening an express channel for high-quality foreign commodities to tap into the Chinese market. The Overseas Exhibition Hall covered more than 10,000 square meters and attracted businesses and institutions from 65 countries and regions.
Turkey, Sweden, Canada and Hong Kong hosted colorful pavilion day activities. The Photographic Show on the Caribbean Investment Climate and China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation showcased the customs, specialty products, landscapes and investment climates of the Caribbean nations and demonstrated the friendship between China and Caribbean countries.
A total of 32 countries and regions, including the United States, Germany, Costa Rica, Canada and Spain, hosted briefings and seminars to introduce their respective investment climates. More than 400 dignitaries from nearly 40 countries spoke at 72 forums, seminars and symposiums, attracting a combined audience of more than 12,000.
The 2nd China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum and its related events became a highlight of the 11th CIFIT. More...

The 11th China International Fair for Investment & Trade

Forum and Seminars
International Invest Forum Major Speakers:
Theme: Promote International Investment for Mutual Benefit and Win for All Ms. Wu Yi, Vice Premier of China
Mr. Aigars Kalvitis, Prime Minister of Latvia
Mr. Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of People’s Bank of China
Ms. Mia A. Mottley, Deputy Prime Minister of Macedonia
Mr. Kursad Tuzmen, Minister of State of Turkey
Mr. Felix C. Mutati, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry of Zambia
Mr. David N Farr, Chairman, CEO and President of Emerson Electric Company
Mr. Harry L. You, Global CEO of Bearing Point Management Consulting Co., Ltd
The 11th CIFIT Forum and Seminars>>>
Floor Plan
Major Events>>>
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Exhibitors List >>>
The 2nd China-Caribbean Economic & Trade Cooperation Forum
Invitation for “Import Commodities Exhibition”
Turkey will be a star country in the coming CIFIT
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