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WCIF Promotion Meeting Successfully Held in Madrid
来源：中国网 时间：2019-07-24 11:46:58 编辑：刘映红
On July 22, the overseas promotion meeting of the Western China International Fair (hereinafter referred to as the "WCIF") was held in Madrid. More than 80 government representatives, including the Business Counselor’s Office of the Chinese Embassy in Spain, the Spanish Foreign Trade Development Agency and representatives of Spanish Airlines, the Madrid Business Federation, the Spanish Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UATAE), the Spanish Association of Overseas Chinese and other foreign business associations and business circles participated in the presentation.
Yang Qinglong, Secretary-General of the Organizing Committee of the WCIF and Chairman of the Sichuan International Expo Group, introduced the situation of the 18th WCIF in 2020 at the promotion meeting, indicating that the expo would be more innovative on the basis of previous sessions. Javier Serra, Director of International Affairs, Spain's Foreign Trade Development Agency. Juan Nunes, President of the Madrid Business Federation, and Mao Feng, President of the Overseas Chinese Association of Spain, made speeches respectively, introducing the economic and trade cooperation with China and their business development plans in China, and expressing their desire to further expand business in China through the Western Expo.
Although Sichuan and Spain are located at both ends of the Eurasian continent, the ties of civilization enable the friendship between the two peoples to cross the mountains and rivers since antiquity. As a national comprehensive international exposition to promote the "One Belt and One Road" and the development of the western region, the Expo has been committed to promoting the opening and development of the western region and Sichuan for many years, and has made remarkable achievements. The level of internationalization, professionalism and branding has improved significantly, and has been attended by people from home and abroad.
The 18th WCIF is scheduled to be held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, in September 2020. The exhibition scale will be more than 200,000 square meters and there will be also a guest of honor country at the fair. The exhibition will be held in the West China International Expo City, the fourth largest exhibition center in China. It is expected that nearly 10,000 enterprises from more than 80 countries (regions) will participate in the exhibition. The 18th Western Expo will have two major sections: comprehensive exhibition and industrial exhibition. The comprehensive exhibition section includes a global cooperation hall, highlighting the cooperation achievements and products in the industrial projects, service trade, commodity trade and other areas among the "one belt one road" countries and the provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) in the country; the industrial exhibition section highlights artificial intelligence, digital economy, civil military integration, energy conservation, environmental protection, cultural innovation and so on. In addition, during the expo next year, exhibitions will be held in the areas of digital economy, new industrial kinetic energy, emergency equipment technology, age-care industry and circular economy. At the same time, the West China International Cooperation Forum, the West China International Purchaser Conference, the West China Investment Promotion Conference and the signing ceremony of economic cooperation projects, as well as some professional forums will be held.
The promotion of the 18th WCIF in 2020 and the opening-up of Sichuan and Western China will help Spain's relevant institutions to better understand the expo and Sichuan, which will effectively promote the participation in the exhibition, and further promote bilateral investment, trade, science and technology, education, cultural exchanges, tourism and other fields.