On January 25, the first Media Briefing of the 16th China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (CISMEF) was held in Guangzhou. Wu Hong, Deputy Director-general of the Department of Industry and Information Technology of Guangdong Province, delivered a speech and He Zuoxian, Director of the Bureau of CISMEF, briefed the overall planning and preparation of the 16th CISMEF. on the Briefing attended by journalists from nearly 50 news media. Wang Fuxiu, Vice Director of the Bureau of CISMEF, hosted the Briefing.
Wu Hong stated that General Secretary Xi Jinping has called for vigorous support for the development of private economy and SMEs at the Central Economic Work Conference and the Symposium on Private Enterprises. As an important platform established by the Chinese government to promote the display, trade, exchange and cooperation between SMEs of China and other countries in the world, CISMEF will take on the historical mission of building a new opening-up pattern and driving high-quality development of economy and actively promote the high-quality development of domestic SMEs as well as their integration into the international industry chain.
He Zuoxian introduced the four highlights of the 16th CISMEF. First, the time and place arrangement is more scientific and reasonable. The theme exhibitions will be held in advance on June 24 to 27. That period is also known as the “Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day”. And the venue has been changed to the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) Pazhou Complex. Second, exhibitors and investors will be attracted according to industries, which demonstrates the high-quality development of SMEs. Provincial and municipal exhibition areas in the 16th CISMEF theme exhibitions consist of the “Future Star” exhibition area, sci-tech service exhibition area and exhibition areas for four major industries of consumer electronics, food, machinery & equipment, and gifts & creative products. The “Future Star” exhibition area will fully demonstrate the high-quality development level of SMEs while the sci-tech service exhibition area will gather various resources and lead the high-quality development of SMEs. Third, the theme is more prominent and the content richer. The 16 CISMEF will be organized around the “Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day” on June 27. And a series of “Future Star” service events, “Maker in China” Matchmaking Meeting on Large, Medium and Small Enterprise Financing Development, SME Talent Development Forum and other special events will be organized to promote the high-quality development of economy. Meanwhile, the China SME Summit, Cross-border Business Matchmaking Activity, SME Informatization Application Promotion Activity & Informatization Forum, the Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America and other special actions will also be conducted. Fourth, services that are more accurate and efficient will be provided. The Online CISMEF will be launched in the 16th CISMEF to build a never-ending fair. As a result, product display and enterprise registration can be carried out online. Credible enterprises and their superb products will go online to expand the market.
The 16th CISMEF will be held in Guangzhou on June 24 to 27, 2019 with a theme of “Smart, Wisdom, Intelligent Manufacturing and Energy Saving”. The fair will have an exhibition area of 160,000 m2, of which 60,000 m2 is set aside for the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) Pazhou Complex. Themed fairs for overseas exhibitors, provincial and municipal exhibitions and cross-border e-commerce exhibitions will be held in the complex. Other two professional fairs will be held at Tanzhou International Conference and Exhibition Center in Guangzhou, with each of them covering an exhibition area of 50,000 m2. The smart home appliances exhibition and international furniture exhibition have been held respectively on March 4 to 6 and March 17 to 20, 2019.