CAEXPO: A broad platform for you to share biz opportunities
Source: CAEXPO Secretariat Time:2018-03-21 09:33:25
The 15th CAEXPO: A broad platform for you to share biz opportunities brought by Belt & Road initiative
The 15th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) to be held in Nanning, China on September 12-15, 2018 will bring more opportunities for Myanmar businesses to strengthen economic and trade cooperation with China and the other countries,” said Mr. Zeng Zhong, Vice Secretary-General of the CAEXPO Secretariat.
The 15th CAEXPO 2018 Promotion Conference was held in Yangon on March 19. Ms. Naw Mutakapaw, Deputy Director General of MYANTRADE, Mr. Zeng Zhong, Vice Secretary General of CAEXPO Secretariat, Mr. Peng Shaofeng, Second Secretary of Economic and Commercial Counsellors’ Office of Chinese Embassy in Myanmar and representatives of major chambers of commerce, entrepreneurs and mainstream media in Yangon attended the conference.
Mr. Zeng said that the 15th CAEXPO will feature “Jointly building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, Forging A China-ASEAN Community of Innovation” as the theme. Leaders and ministers of commerce of China, Myanmar and other ASEAN countries will head delegations to the 15th CAEXPO. The arrangement of the exhibitions will be further improved and the categories of exhibits will be fallen into more specific industrial sectors, thus to help Myanmarent erprises tap into the Chinese market and attract foreign capital. In addition, more efforts will be stepped up to invite and organize Chinese and international buyers of higher quality and encourage Chinese enterprises to invest in Myanmar.
The CAEXPO will serve as an effective platform for Myanmar cutting-edge and distinctive products to explore the Chinese market. Myanmar will continue to charter an independent exhibition hall to showcase distinctive jewelry & jade, foodstuffs & agro-based products, handicrafts and images of major chambers of commerce at the upcoming 15th CAEXPO. Trade visitors of higher quality will be invited and organized to purchase Myanmar commodities. One Event for One Sector will arranged, to be more specific, one business networking event and one sourcing meeting will be arranged for each industrial sector of the exhibitions.
The CAEXPO will host a series of investment promotion events to help Myanmar enterprises attract foreign investment. Mr. Zeng said, roundtable meeting on investment cooperation, promotion conference on ASEAN industrial parks, exhibition on ASEAN investment and trade in services (with wall posters telling the information on industrial parks, investment policies and projects that call for foreign investment of ASEAN countries) will be arranged during the fair period, to encourage Chinese enterprises to invest in Myanmar. Additionally, the promotion conference on Myanmar investment climate will be held as previously, which has proven to be an effective platform for Myanmar project owners to seek for Chinese investors.
Mr. Zeng encouraged chambers of commerce and industrial associations in Myanmar to organize buying missions to join the 15th CAEXPO. The CAEXPO Secretariat will provide more business-friendly services for Myanmar trade visitors. Spot-to-spot shuttle buses will be provided; accommodation vouchers will be delivered to qualified trade visitors when they arrive at their hotels; the schedule of business matching events will be posted at their hotels; more business assistants will be arranged for buying missions; one-to-one business matching activities will be arranged for each buying mission.
When addressing the conference, Mr. Peng highly appraised the outcomes of the China-Myanmar economic and trade cooperation and the role played by the CAEXPO in the course. He hoped to see more Myanmar enterprises to join the CAEXPO as exhibitors and trade visitors.
It is noted that this Secretariat works with local Co-organizers and Supporting Chambers of Commerce to arrange CAEXPO promotion conferences in certain ASEAN countries every year. It is the first time for it to co-host such event with its Myanmar counterpart.
At the conference, Mr. Tang Hai, Deputy Director with the CAEXPO Secretariat gave a presentation on the China-ASEAN Yangon Trade Fair 2018, a tour exhibition of the CAEXPO in Myanmar. The Yangon Fair will be convened at MEP on May 17-19, with featured exhibits including building materials, hardware, lighting products, medical consumption materials, vehicles, farming machinery, mechanical & electrical products, consumer goods and chemical products. The Yangon Fair is the first overseas exhibition of the CAEXPO in Myanmar. Such tour exhibitions will be held in other ASEAN countries and specialized ones in China throughout the year.