Canton Fair Shanghai- China International Import Expo (CIIE 2018) – biggest import trade show in China, better known as Canton Fair, for the very first time will be held in Shanghai and hosted by Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China & Shanghai Municipal People's Government.
The trade show was announced by President Xi Jinping himself, as a major step to proactively open Chinese market to the world and strengthen economic, trade cooperation and development of an open world economy.
It will be the first time for Canton Fair to be held in Shanghai.
The trade show consists of 3 important events:
Hongqiao International Trade Forum – the main topics are: “Trade and Opening up”, “Trade and Innovation” and “Trade and Investment”, the forum aims to offer advice and suggestions for boosting global trade and the growth of world economy.
Country Pavilion for Trade & Investment – countries and regions are invited to participate in CIIE to showcase their development achievements of trade and investment, including trade in goods and services, industries, investment and tourism. Enterprise & Business Exhibition - consists of two sections, trade in goods and services.
The section of trade in goods includes 6 exhibition areas: High-end Intelligent Equipment; Consumer Electronics & Appliances; Automobile; Apparel, Accessories & Consumer Goods; Food & Agricultural Products; Medical Equipment & Medical Care Products.
The section of trade in services comprises Tourism Services, Emerging Technologies, Culture & Education, Creative Design and Service Outsourcing.
First time in Shanghai, Canton Fair will be held on November 5-10, 2018.