22nd CIFIT to kick off in Xiamen in September
The 22nd China International Fair for Investment and Trade is set to take place both online and offline in the coastal city of Xiamen, East China's Fujian province from Sept 8 to 11. [Photo/WeChat account: cifit98xm]
The 22nd China International Fair for Investment and Trade, or the 22nd CIFIT, is set to take place both online and offline in the coastal city of Xiamen, East China's Fujian province from Sept 8 to 11.
The 22nd CIFIT is themed around high-level opening-up and international investment cooperation. It also plans to highlight the theme of a green, low-carbon and digital economy through more than 30 high-end forums, authoritative releases, industry exhibitions, project matchmaking programs, and activities related to cross-border investment and cooperation.
The event is expected to advance the high-quality construction of the Belt and Road Initiative, boost BRICS cooperation, and enhance multilateral economic and trade cooperation among RCEP member countries.
A series of international investment promotion activities will also be held during the four-day event, and as the most influential event with the highest standards during the CIFIT, the promotion activities will include one main forum, and two sub-forums.
This year's CIFIT has an exhibition area of around 120,000 square meters and will be divided into three major exhibition areas covering an investment promotion center, an industrial innovation and development hall, and a project and capital matchmaking area, according to event organizers.
At present, embassies, consulates, business associations and investment promotion agencies from 37 countries and regions are expected to participate in this year’s event. Nearly 20 hot cities for investment, including Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Guiyang, will have exhibition booths as part of this year's event, which will also include an area for introducing hot investment destinations in China.
The organizing committee said that they will enable online participation for enterprises and merchants with convenient services through online platforms, allowing investors from across the world to hold business exchanges.
Xiamen is one of the most economically competitive cities in China and was one of the first Special Economic Zones on the Chinese mainland. As a vice-provincial city independently listed on the State development plan, it has provincial-level authority in economic administration and local legislative power. In 2010, the Xiamen SEZ was expanded to cover the entire municipality. Today, Xiamen is a modern and international port city.