5 summit forums, 193 forum meetings and promotion and negotiation activities, more than 10,000 companies participated in the conference——

  Join the service trade grand event to share digital opportunities

  The golden autumn is coming, and friends from the capital will come.

On September 2, the six-day 2021 China International Trade in Services Fair (Service Trade Fair) kicked off in Beijing.

  With new themes, new venues, and new results, there are a lot of new things to watch for the FTC this year; the old partners renew the old contract, new friends come in, and the FTC's "friend circle" is further expanded.

In the coming days, old and new friends will gather to participate in the service trade event and share digital opportunities.

  "One meeting, two halls", refreshing

  The Service Trade Fair was developed from the Beijing Fair since 2012. It is the world’s first comprehensive exhibition in the field of service trade and the leading exhibition in the field of China’s service trade. China International Import Expo) has become the three major exhibition platforms for China's opening to the outside world.

  Compared with last year's Service Trade Fair, there have been many new changes in the Service Trade Fair this year, which is refreshing.

  The scale of the exhibition is further expanded——

  The exhibition continued to cover the cultural services, financial services, education services, sports services and other fields set up by the previous service trade fair, and combined with the hot trends in the development of service trade, supply chain and business services, health and sanitation services, and engineering consulting were added. The exhibition area has increased by 20,000 square meters compared with last year, and offline exhibitors have increased by 6% compared with the previous year.

With the theme of "Digital Opens the Future, Services Promote Development", the Service Trade Fair set up a digital service area for the first time to showcase the latest frontiers, latest achievements and technology applications in service areas such as unmanned driving, smart transportation, building digitization, and new audio-visual services.

  The level of internationalization is further improved, and the "circle of friends" continues to expand——

  In 2021, over 10,000 companies from 153 countries and regions have registered for online and offline exhibitions at the Service Trade Fair.

The internationalization rate and the proportion of the Fortune Global 500 exceeded the previous level, attracting more overseas and Chinese institutions from overseas countries and regions to hold exhibitions online or offline.

  The meeting mode is further improved——

  On the basis of last year's "comprehensive + special topic", "online + offline" and "indoor + outdoor", this year innovated a new space for "one conference and two halls".

5 summit forums, 193 forum meetings, promotion and negotiation activities, and 8 side events will be held, and 8 special exhibitions and supporting forum meetings and side events will be set up in Shougang Park for the first time.

  New results will be released intensively, and new projects will be signed intensively——

  During the service trade fair, it is expected that all parties will release authoritative reports and more than 30 indexes, and establish more than 10 alliances, think tanks and platforms in logistics procurement, food supply chain, finance, traditional Chinese medicine, ecological environment and other industries.

More than 70 companies including Bank of China, JD.com, Schneider Electric, Pfizer, Philips, Accenture, etc. will release new technologies, new applications, and new results, including carbon neutrality, Internet of Things, financial technology, healthcare, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. , Cultural and creative design, etc.

  "Under the background that the global epidemic situation is still severe and complex and the domestic epidemic situation is still recurring, the holding of the 2021 Service Trade Fair as scheduled is of special significance. It demonstrates my country's confidence and determination to promote high-level opening up, and reflects my country's support for the global fight against the epidemic. A major country that cooperates and promotes the recovery of the world economy and trade is to take the role." Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Bingnan said.

  Expect a lot, full of confidence

  This year, the Service Trade Fair has many "familiar faces" and also attracted many new friends.

  As a "frequent visitor" of the Trade Fair, Schneider Electric will bring carbon neutral service solutions this year.

Chen Weiwei, vice president of Schneider Electric and head of the service business in China, said that Schneider Electric provides comprehensive solutions for the Chinese market, accelerates the company's move towards carbon neutrality, and achieves sustainable high-quality development.

At the same time, it will also interpret practical cases of "service solutions", and discuss with the industry how to promote carbon neutrality with services based on practical experience.

  In addition to exhibiting its own products, Yasheng Pharmaceutical, who participated for the first time, will also sign a series of cooperation agreements at the Service Trade Fair.

Zhu Gang, the company's chief commercial operation officer, said that he hopes to use the platform of the Service Trade Fair to find more like-minded partners at home and abroad, "connect supply and demand, share business opportunities, work together, and work together to promote the development of the health service industry."

  Innovation and creation have become a new engine for the development of service trade.

  With the help of 5G remote ultrasound to create a one-stop solution, smart helmets, pay-off robots...In the exhibition area of ​​the General Technology Group of the Service Trade Fair, a series of "hard core" black technologies make the audience "open the door to a new world" ".

  "For us, the Service Trade Fair is not only a new platform for publicity and display, but also a new bridge to meet high-quality partners, and a new window to grasp the frontier dynamics of service trade." The relevant person in charge of General Technology Group said, "We look forward to, Taking this as a starting point, we can better serve the national strategy, serve the needs of the people, and contribute to the construction of a new development pattern, the overall expansion of opening up, and the construction of an open world economy."

  Since the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, digital technology has been widely used, and more and more service trade has shifted from offline to online, and the digitalization of service trade has further accelerated.

The 2021 Service Trade Fair will be held in a combination of online and offline, which is in line with the development trend of digitalization, networking and intelligence in the global economy.

Chen Chunjiang, Director of the Department of Trade in Services and Commercial Services of the Ministry of Commerce, said that with the increase in computing power and the acceleration of transmission, digital trade with data as the production factor and digital delivery as the main feature is booming, and it is becoming a new form of global trade. The new engine of future trade development.

  In the face of the surging new wave of technological revolution, open cooperation in the service industry is increasingly becoming an important force in promoting economic development, and related industries and enterprises are full of expectations for the development prospects of service trade.

  Open cooperation, global attention

  The Service Trade Fair not only brings major benefits to enterprises, but also adds vitality to the world economy.

People from all over the world are full of expectations for the event, believing that the service trade will bring great opportunities.

  Ruben Herrero, president of the Argentine National Association of Technology, said that the association had successfully interacted with the Chinese market for the first time during the Service Trade Fair last year. Continue to strengthen cooperation with China during the meeting.

  Rashad Abdul, professor of economics at Cairo University in Egypt, said that, including the Service Trade Fair, these large-scale international exhibitions held in China gather foreign businessmen to carry out international business exchanges, promote the cross-border flow of production factors, and contribute to global sharing. China's opening up dividends.

  "China's opening to the outside world has evolved from the initial policy preferences to the current institutional opening. It not only benefits the Chinese people, but also plays a significant leading role in the economic development of neighboring countries." Hana, President of the Kazakhstan China Trade Promotion Association Said Te Basek.

  According to data from the Ministry of Commerce, during the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, my country's service trade development achievements have been remarkable. The total import and export of services reached 3.6 trillion US dollars, an increase of 29.7% over the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" period, and the world's second largest service trade country. The position is further consolidated.

  Wang Bingnan introduced that in the first half of this year, my country’s total service imports and exports totaled 2377.44 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 6.7%, and basically recovered to the level of the same period in 2019.

In the first half of this year, the added value of my country's service industry reached 29.6 trillion yuan, and its share of GDP increased from 54.5% last year to 55.7%, providing strong industrial support for the high-quality development of service trade.

  Zhuang Rui, a professor at the National Academy of Opening up to the outside world, said, “The Service Trade Association will connect the world and China, and will inject new vitality and new impetus into the world economy that has been sluggish in recent years, boost global confidence, and promote more international cooperation in the field of service trade. Promote the development of global service trade, which in turn promotes the recovery of the world economy."

  Reporter: Kong Dechen

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