Graphics: All you need to know about the second CIIE
The second China International Import Expo (CIIE) will take place from November 5 to 10 in Shanghai, after which the country exhibitions will be extended for eight more days and will be opened to the public for free from November 13 to 20.
The expo consists of three parts: The country exhibition, the business exhibition and the Second Hongqiao International Economic Forum.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony and visit the country pavilions.
A total of 64 countries and three international organizations will participate in the country exhibitions in the second CIIE, with a total area of 30,000 square meters to showcase their developments and achievements, business environment and characteristic industries.
Fifteen international guest-of-honors of the expo are Cambodia, Czechia, France, Greece, India, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Peru, Russia, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Zambia.
More than 3,000 companies from about 150 countries and regions have confirmed their attendance at the business exhibition with an area of 330,000 square meters, with more representatives from the Fortune Global 500 list compared to the first expo.
With the theme of "Opening-up and Innovation for Win-win Cooperation," the second Hongqiao International Economic Forum will include an opening ceremony and five parallel sessions.
The opening ceremony will be held on the morning of November 5 while the five parallel sessions will be held simultaneously in the afternoon with topics on "Opening-up, Regulation and Business Environment," "Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Development," "WTO Reform and Free Trade Agreements," "E-commerce in the Digital Era," and "China's 70-Year Development and the Building of a Community with a Shared Future for Humanity," respectively.