Briefing on the 15th China International SME Fair for Foreign Overseas Institutions & New Year Reception Held in Guangzhou
On January 23, 2018, Briefing on the 15th China International SME Fair (CISMEF) for Overseas Institutions was held in the Garden Hotel, Guangzhou. Guests present at the event included Mr. Zhong Xuanhui, Secretary General of CISMEF Organizing Committee and Deputy Secretary General of Guangdong Provincial Government, Mr. Ye Dingda, Deputy Director General of CISMEF Organizing Committee Secretariat and Deputy Director-General of Bureau of SMEs, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Mr. Yao Dehong, Deputy Director General of CISMEF Organizing Committee Secretariat and Director-General of Guangdong Provincial Bureau of SMEs, Mr. Badir A. Almusharrekh, Minister Plenipotentiary of U.A.E. Ministry of Economy, Business Division in China, officials of Guangdong Foreign Affairs Office and CCPIT Guangdong Chapter. The event was chaired by Mr. He Zuoxian, Deputy Director General of Guangdong Provincial Bureau of SMEs and Director-General of Bureau of CISMEF.
Mr. Zhong Xuanhui, Deputy Secretary General of Guangdong Provincial People’s Government, pointed out that CISMEF has been held successfully for 14 sessions, which helps push forward and promote exchanges and cooperation among world SMEs for their products and technologies. Mr. Zhong invited the attending overseas institutions in Guangzhou to organize their SMEs to the 15th CISMEF. He also granted, on behalf of the Secretariat of the CISMEF Organizing Committee, the plate of Honorary Co-host Country/Organization to representatives of Consulate General of South Africa in Shanghai and UNIDO. According to Deputy Director-General Ye Dingda, China’s government attaches great significance to development of SMEs, ready to make CISMEF into a bridge and bond and work with attending state governments to expand fields of cooperation, deepen mechanism of cooperation and promote win-win development of SMEs.
On behalf of Secretariat of CISMEF Organizing Committee, Director-General Yao Dehong introduced the general plan and preparations for the 15th CISMEF, which plans to have about 150,000 square meters of exhibition space and 6,000 booths of international standards. The theme exhibition and overseas exhibition will be held on October 10 to 13, 2018 in PWTC Expo in Guangzhou, which has about 50,000 square meters of exhibition space and 2,400 booths of international standards. The 15th CISMEF will continue to organize a few sub-events, such as China SME Summit, SME Cross-border Matchmaking Event, 2018 China Makers Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition, From Guangdong to the Middle East Campaign along the Belt & Road for 2018, and Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards 2018, etc.
On behalf of the U.A.E. Ministry of Economy, Mr. Badir A. Almusharrekh announced at the event that U.A.E. would be the co-host country of the 15th CISMEF.
On behalf of Secretariat of CISMEF Organizing Committee, Mr. Zhong Xuanhui presented commemorative plaques to Consulate General of South Africa in Shanghai and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
The event was attended by nearly 100 representatives of over 40 consulates general and overseas institutions in Guangzhou, which come from U.A.E., Russia, Germany, Norway, Italy, Greece, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Ecuador, Angola, Peru, Israel, South Africa, Mexico, Poland, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, ROK, Japan, Nigeria, Laos, Iran, Qatar, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Hong Kong and Taiwan, etc.