Overview of 6th China-ASEAN EXPO
Source: CAEXPO Secretariat Time:2009-10-27 11:54:00
With the joint efforts of the governments of China and the 10 ASEAN countries and the full support of Chinese domestic provinces/autonomous regions/municipalities, the 6th CAEXPO and 6th CABIS have been concluded successfully. The 6th CAEXPO attracted high-profiled participants from political and diplomatic circles.State leaders who attended the 6th CAEXPO included H.E. Li Keqiang, Standing Member of the Central Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and Vice Premier of the State Council of China, H.E. Bouasone BOUPHAVANH, Prime Minister of Lao PDR, H.E. Prospero C. Nograles, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, H.E. Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo, Secretary – 1 of the State Peace & Development Council of Myanmar and H.E. Nguyen Sinh Hung, First Vice Prime Minister of Viet Nam. The two grand events totally attracted 206 officials at ministerial level, among whom, 67 were from the ASEAN countries.
The CAEXPO and the CABIS have gained new achievements and made breakthroughs. 2,450 exhibiting enterprises participated in the 6th CAEXPO, up by 16.7% over last session, who used totally 4,000 booths, an increase of 17.6%. The 10 ASEAN countries and other foreign countries and regions used 1,267 booths, accounting for 31.7% of the total. The 10 ASEAN countries alone used 1,168 booths, up by 1.2% over last year and taking up 29.2% of the total ones. 48619 individual exhibitors and trade visitors attended the events, with the latter totaled 38365, growing by 5% over last year. The number of trade visitors from Chinese Outbound recorded a growth of 8%, while that from outside the China-ASEAN region grew by 12.6%. The CABIS drew 1,500 participants, which is a record in the history of the event.