China News Service, Chengdu, September 17 (Reporter Yue Yitong) The 16th China-EU Investment, Trade and Technology Cooperation Fair (hereinafter referred to as the European Fair) hosted by the China Chamber of International Commerce and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China opened on the 17th in Chengdu, Sichuan. More than 2,000 guests from the political, business, industry, academic and research circles of China and Europe gathered together to look forward to the prospects of China-EU trade cooperation through the "online + offline" approach, share the achievements of bilateral trade, and hope to deepen the development of China-EU economic and trade cooperation.

  As one of the main activities of the 18th Western China International Expo, the current European Economic and Trade Fair lasts for 3 days, with the theme of "New Development in China · New Opportunities for the EU".

At the meeting, the key word of digital transformation was frequently mentioned.

  Slovakian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to China Dusan Bella said at the opening ceremony that digital technology has played a key role in the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, as well as in the recovery and expansion of consumption. It also contributes to new products, new services and new businesses. Formal empowerment brings new changes to the education, medical and other industries.

In his view, digital transformation can become an important driving force for the economic transformation and development of the EU and China.

  Ma Xiaoli, vice chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in China, said that for Europe and China, digitalization has promoted the transformation and upgrading of many traditional industries and the establishment of new business models. It has become an indispensable role and will become more and more important.

European companies are actively participating in the digital reform. At the same time, Chinese companies are also welcome to develop in Europe and provide input and support in digital payment and other aspects.

  Wang Jie, vice president of Schneider Electric China, believes that under China's "dual carbon" goal, the importance of digital technology has become increasingly prominent.

"Digitalization can help companies improve their efficiency, thereby reducing carbon emissions." Wang Jie said, digital technology promotes the integration of energy and automation, which is also one of the keys to enhancing corporate resilience and promoting sustainable development.

  According to statistics, the European Economic and Trade Fair has been successfully held for fifteen sessions, attracting more than 11,000 Chinese and European companies to participate in the conference, successfully arranged more than 29,000 business matching meetings, and reached more than 3,100 intentional cooperation agreements.