News conference held ahead of China-CEEC Expo
Officials answer questions at a news conference held in Ningbo, Zhejiang province on June 7. [Photo/WeChat public account of Ningbo government's information office]
More details about the upcoming second China-Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) Expo and International Consumer Goods Fair were released at a news conference in Ningbo, Zhejiang province on June 7.
The China-CEEC Expo, scheduled to talk place in Ningbo from June 8 to 11, is a global feast of commerce and trade, authorized by the central government and hosted by the Zhejiang government, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ningbo government, the Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province and the Trade Development Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce.
Serbia and the Czech Republic will be invited as guests of honor, and Anhui province will act as the expo's host province. The presidents of Serbia and Czech Republic will deliver speeches via video link. High-ranking government officials from Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and other countries will also address the expo online. More than 260 representatives of foreign governments, institutions and enterprises have so far announced their presence at the expo.
Domestically, 27 provincial and municipal governments – including Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Beijing and Hainan – will send delegations to the expo.
Three exhibition areas have been established to display international consumer goods and import commodities and goods from central and eastern European countries, covering an area totaling 200,000 square meters. By June 6, all 3,003 exhibition booths had been put in place. Large-scale exhibits, such as Slovenia’s light aircraft and Polish yachts, have been transported to Ningbo. More than 7,000 registered purchasers have arrived at the city prior to the expo.
A total of 20 major events will be held during the four-day trading bonanza, including a joint merchants' conference on June 8, and an international health industry collaboration convention on June 9.