The Third CISMEF: Italy as the co-host country

2016-09-28 03:35:44 来源:

Hosted by National Development and Reform Commission, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce, China Banking Regulatory Commission and the Government of Guangdong Province, the 3rd CISMEF was held from Sept. 15th to 18th, 2006. With the State Council’s approval, the fair changed its name from “China SME Fair” to “China International SME Fair”, and would always be held in Guangzhou. With an exhibition area of 110,000 square meters, 5,110 booths and 3,970 SMEs from home and abroad, the 3rd CISMEF attracted 210,000 Chinese and foreign visitors.
Italy, as the second co-host country, sent the biggest delegation with influential companies among all participating countries. Italian exhibition area was 12,000 square meters, with 1,622 delegation members and 788 exhibiting companies from a wide range of industries. It was the first time that a single overseas fair could attract so many Italian enterprises. Nearly 400 Italian companies and more than 1,000 Chinese enterprises participated in the Sino-Italian business matchmaking and held discussions. Many companies reached intent of cooperation and agreements on technology introduction, agency, industrial chain cooperation and other aspects.
China and Italy also co-held the China-Italy SME Forum with “SMEs: Innovation creates the future” as the theme, in which China’s then Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan and Italian then Prime Minister Romano Prodi attended the forum and delivered speeches. During the fair, the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and the Italian Confederation of Industrialists signed a memorandum on strengthening SME cooperation; Credit Guarantee Association of Guangdong Province and the Credit Guarantee Department of Italian SME Association signed an agreement to promote the international cooperation between Italian and the Guangdong credit guarantee agencies; a Sino-Itylian high profile level forum themed “IPR for SME development” was held. Besides, Italy organized 10 seminars centering on SME development, such as “Sino-Italian industry and regional industrial cooperation”.
The then Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi led senior officials such as International Trade and European Policies Minister, Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Deputy Minister of the Cabinet Publishing Industry, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Minister of International Trade and European Policy to attend the fair. Many big-name Italian companies like Ferrari and the “World Cup” were exhibited in the fair. As for the big size of the delegation and high level of present officials, it was unprecedented.