The greater presence of US exhibitors at the recently concluded second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai showed their strong desire to tap into the Chinese market and expand cooperation efforts.
Although it has only been a little over two weeks since the end of the second edition of China’s largest import expo, preparations for next year’s event has already begun, with a delegation from the CIIE bureau, the event organizer, embarking on a roadshow in New York, United States, on Nov 25 to attract local businesses.
Led by Liu Fuxue, deputy director of the CIIE bureau, the delegation extended a warm welcome and handed out invitations to 100 business representatives for the 2020 event scheduled to be held again in Shanghai next November.
During his speech at the roadshow, Liu said that over 190 US enterprises showed great enthusiasm for the CIIE this year by displaying their products and services in an exhibition area measuring 46,000 square meters, the largest by any country at the CIIE.
Sixty-seven US exhibitors, including many of the world’s top companies such as General Motors, Ford Motor, Mars, General Electric, Dell, Johnson & Johnson and Tesla, participated in the expo for the second time.
One of the largest booths was by General Electric, which displayed industrial equipment and digital solutions for the aviation, energy, healthcare, oil and gas, and intelligent manufacturing sectors across an exhibition area measuring 500 square meters. More than 400,000 domestic and foreign buyers visited its booth and signed deals during the inaugural CIIE.