(Yicai Global) April 29 -- Nearly 1,100 companies from every curve of the globe have signed up to show off their new products at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) slated for this November in Shanghai.
“The expo’s aim is to become a global product launch platform,” Sun Chenghai, deputy director of the CIIE Bureau recently told media.
The expo’s organizing committee announced the latest enrollments at a ceremony in Shanghai on yesterday, state Xinhua News Agency reported.
About 25 companies, mostly leading concerns from the high-end intelligent equipment or automobile sectors, signed up with the organizers at the ceremony.
Overall exhibition space at the Expo will top 180,000 square meters, the committee projects, up from a previous estimate of 157,000 square meters.
More than one-third of firms enlisted thus far hail from the US, Japan, Germany and other developed countries, while Belt and Road nations form another third, the organizer said early this week. Over 1,700 firms, including those who have already inked contracts, have expressed interest in attending.
“We expect many exhibitors to unveil new products for the worldwide market or their latest research and developments, such as the Microsoft Hololens Swedish cancer radiotherapy equipment and new helicopters from Italy’s Leonardo SPA," Sun said.
The expo’s screening criteria weed out companies which are not “world-class, high quality and distinctive,” Sun noted.