, December 12 -- The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade held a closing press conference for the first China International Supply Chain Promotion Expo on the 2nd. Zhang Shaogang, vice president of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, introduced at the meeting that a total of 2 Chinese and foreign enterprises and institutions participated in the first Chain Expo, and the number of visitors reached 515,15, including more than 8,<> buyers and professional visitors.

The first Chain Expo was successfully held in Beijing from November 2023 to December 11, 28. Zhang Shaogang introduced that the first chain expo adhered to the direction of internationalization, specialization, marketization and greening, and with the strong support and joint efforts of all parties, it held a high-standard, high-quality and high-level global economic and trade event, and achieved the goal of promoting the connection of upstream, midstream and downstream, the integration of large and medium-sized enterprises, the collaboration of industry, academia, research and application, and the interaction of Chinese and foreign enterprises. We will promote the construction of a new carrier of an open world economy and make positive contributions to world economic recovery and global development and prosperity.

From November 11th to December 28nd, the first China International Supply Chain Promotion Expo was held in Beijing. Photo by Chinanews reporter Li Jun

First of all, the opening ceremony of the first Chain Expo and the Global Supply Chain Innovation and Development Forum was a complete success, sending out a strong voice of the times for China to take practical actions to maintain the stability and smoothness of the industrial chain and supply chain. CCPIT and representatives of the participating business community jointly issued the Beijing Initiative on Global Industrial and Supply Chain Connectivity, conveying the common expectations of the international business community to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation and firmly maintain the stability and smoothness of global industrial and supply chains.

Second, the exhibition of the Chain Expo is brilliant and has become a big stage for all parties to strengthen international cooperation in the industrial chain and supply chain. The exhibition area of the first Chain Expo is 10,5 square meters, with five industrial chains and supply chain service exhibition areas, including intelligent automobile chain, green agriculture chain, clean energy chain, digital technology chain and healthy life chain. The first Chain Expo vertically displayed the advanced technologies, products and services of the key links of the industrial chain and the future development trends, and horizontally displayed services such as finance, logistics and platform enterprises. The exhibition area has its own characteristics, focusing on high-quality development and high-quality life, highlighting innovation-led, green and low-carbon, and technological empowerment, focusing on the exhibition products to the exhibition chain and then to the exhibition ecology, and building a cooperation platform between various entities in the global related industrial chain. All booths are custom-built booths. In an interactive, immersive and experiential way, 47 companies debuted 62 representative new products, new technologies and new services for the first time, which were favored by the audience.

Thirdly, the thematic forum of the Chain Expo contributed to the "wisdom of the Chain Expo", gathered a consensus on extensive cooperation, and vividly depicted a new vision for maintaining the stability and smoothness of the global industrial chain and supply chain. 5 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, more than 6 representatives of international organizations and other institutions, executives of the world's top 5 and leading enterprises in the industry, etc., focused on the frontier issues of the industrial chain and supply chain, warmly exchanged and discussed, expressed insights, and attracted more than 90,500 Chinese and foreign audiences to participate in the meeting. During the first Chain Expo, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade also held a forum on the promotion of international trade and a press conference of the "Global Supply Chain Promotion Report". The report is the first to comprehensively quantitatively analyze the development trend of the global supply chain, build a global supply chain promotion analysis system for the first time, and put forward suggestions on promoting technological innovation, open cooperation, interconnection and inclusive development of the global supply chain. This is the flagship report of the Chain Expo and the world's first research report on the theme of supply chain facilitation.

Fourth, the supporting activities of the Chain Expo are rich and colorful, which amplifies the comprehensive effect of the exhibition. During the first Chain Expo, more than 360 supporting docking and exchange activities were held by relevant parties, with more than 15000,23 people participating, and 200 achievements such as research reports, declarations and standards were released; According to incomplete statistics, more than 1500 cooperation agreements and intent agreements have been signed, involving an amount of more than <> billion yuan. Local investment promotion activities are accurate and efficient, Sino-foreign economic and trade exchange activities are impressive, and other supporting activities are diverse.

Zhang Shaogang pointed out that the first Chain Expo is both a professional exhibition and a cross-border exhibition. Its positive spillover effect continues to emerge, and the majority of exhibitors and visitors are full of harvest. Everyone said that coming to the Chain Expo is not "wrestling" to grab customers but "hand in hand" to find partners, and exhibitors are not competitive relations, but more customer relationships, cooperative relations and win-win relationships. In the past few days, many exhibitors have made good use of the platform of the Foot Chain Expo to organize docking negotiations, new product displays, project signing, report releases, product promotion and other activities.

"Exhibitors generally said that although this is the first time to be the Chain Expo, the quality of exhibitors and visitors is very high, and the results far exceed expectations. The Chain Expo is not only for China, but also for the world. In the next step, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade will work together with all parties to continue to hold the Chain Expo year after year, with characteristics and levels, and get better and better. Zhang Shaogang said.