The annual China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair has played an increasin
上海千花网女神会所gly important role of strengthening cooperation between Chinese business owners and their overseas counterparts, said the event’s organizers.
This year’s fair will start on Oct 10 in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, with 6,000 booths that cover a total area of 150,000 square meters.
Over the past 13 years, more than 8,200 overseas companies had participated in the fair,上海千花网
and 16 countries and international organizations had served as co-hosts of the event.
Following Russia and India, South Africa becomes a co-host of the fair this year, showing the important role of the fair of promoting trade and
上海千花网女神会所economic cooperation among members of BRICS, a commonly used acronym for the emerging-market economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
International business fair promotes entrepreneurial cooperation, trade
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization is another co-host of this year’s event.
“Thanks to its growing importance of promoting cooperation among global SMEs, more countries and international organizations have shown their interests in co
-hosting the event,” said He Zuoxian, deputy director-general of the Guangdong SME Bureau and director-general of the Bureau of CISMEF.上海千花网
He said a growing number of countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Britain and Israel, are preparing to s
end delegations to the event and will talk to the organizers about possible cooperation with the fair in future years.上海千花网女神会所
Edith Vries, director-general of the Department of Small Business Development of South Africa, said the annual CISMEF has become a global sta
ge where the country’s entrepreneurs display their products to the international market.
“We intend to use the fair as a platform to unlock markets for our small businesses and cooperatives,” Vries said.
The ongoing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 in Beijing is all about gar
dening, but it doesn’t shy away from high technology that improves visitors’ experience.
To provide visitors with information services, ticket purchasing, parking, travel routes, introductions to scenic sp
ots, medical services, performance arrangements and traveling tips, a mobile phone app called Expo 2019 was developed.
It’s like having a tour guide at hand, said Guo Ziliang, an official at the Beijing World Horticultural Expo Coordination Bureau, the expo’s organizer.
“The app shows people how to conveniently and efficiently make their way through the park,” he said. “It also helps improve the park’s reception capacity.”
The 162-day expo, from April 29 to Oct 7, is expected to receive a total of 16 million visitors.
The app, available in bilingual versions-English and Chinese-can be downloaded for free from online app stores.