With the 15th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) going well, this year’s expo attracted much attention under the background of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of China-ASAEN strategic partnership, the 15th anniversary of the foundation of CAEXPO and China-ASEAN Innovation Year. The highlights of the 15th CAEXPO are as follow:
Belt & Road and Innovation Cooperation are highlighted
With the theme of “Jointly building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and the China-ASEAN community of innovation”, the achievements of innovation and the trend of innovational cooperation will be fully demonstrated and new impetus will be brought to bilateral cooperation in the China-ASEAN Innovation Year. Meanwhile, aiming to deepen the cooperation in trade and innovation, the 15th CAEXPO dedicates to promote the pragmatic cooperation in construction of 21st century Maritime Silk Road and propel the establishment of China-ASEAN community with sharing idea, prosperity and responsibility.
Cambodia serves as the country of honor once more
Cambodia will continue chartering hall and make use of D10 Hall with about 145 booths, so as to display commercial opportunities in fields like agriculture, infrastructure, SMEs, education & culture, and tourism. Cambodia also prepares a performance to show its culture and promote cultural communication.
African country joins as a Special Partner for the first time
Tanzania, the country alongside “Belt & Road”, will be a special invited partner of the 15th China-ASEAN Expo, and Iddi, the country’s second Deputy President will lead a high-level delegation to the event. It is the first time to invite African country to be special partner.
15th anniversary commemorative activity will be held
The year of 2018 marks the 15th anniversary for establishment of the strategic partnership between China and ASEAN and 15th anniversary of foundation of CAEXPO, therefore a serial of commemorative activities will be held, including leaders of China and ASEAN countries planting friendship trees together, the Foundation Conference of China-ASEAN Entrepreneur Union and the 15th Anniversary of Entrepreneur Summit, trade achievement exhibition and so on.
The exhibition products are more various and 8 ASEAN countries charter pavilion
The 15th CAEXPO highlights informatization, intellectualization and energy saving, propelling comprehensive cooperation in trade via innovation and upgrading of science and technology; more famous firms join the event, and 8 ASEAN countries like Brunei, Cambodia and Indonesia will charter pavilion.
The pavilions have been improved and “Southward Channel Pavilion” has been added
The “Belt & Road” exhibition and international exhibition have been combined as “Belt & Road” International Exhibition with 15 countries signing up. International capacity cooperation is one of the important parts in “Belt & Road” construction. During the time of CAEXPO, a serial of activities of capacity cooperation among nations will be held to promote China-ASEAN capacity cooperation and equipment manufacturing.
10 provinces and regions alongside “Southward Channel” will demonstrate related policies, industry advantages, infrastructure construction in the additional “Southward Channel Pavilion”. Meanwhile, related promotion will be held to build a platform of policy communication, logistics cooperation, industrial connection and project landing.
In the “China-ASEAN Science and Technology Innovation Achievement Exhibition”, the pavilion of power equipment and new power is enlarged to mainly demonstrate power transformation and smart energy internet group; in addition, the number of innovation products in the pavilion of finance, electronics and building materials will be increased.
37 high-level forums will be held with wider cooperation field
The number of forums under the framework of CAEXPO is increased to 37 with 27 forums held during the period of CAEXPO. The original forums are internet (information port), capacity cooperation, e-commerce, science and technology, environment, agriculture, culture, banking, port, logistics, education, tourism, statistics, power, climate, disaster prevention and reduction, agricultural material, economy and trade, city construction, poverty alleviation, think tank, law, mining industry, hygiene, medicine, finance and tax, humanitarian rescue and high-resolution satellite application with additional emergency rescue and ocean field.
“Cities of Charm” have been defined
Ten “Cities of Charm” have been determined: Beihai of China, Bandar Seri Begawan of Brunei, Kampong Thom Province of Cambodia, Sumatera Barat of Indonesia, Vientiane of Laos, Sarawak of Malaysia, Hpa-An of Myanmar, Tarlac province of the Philippines, Singapore and Tinh Ben Tre of Vietnam.
Perfect facility and higher-quality service
Howard Jonson CAEXPO Plaza Nanning expanded at the tail of Nanning International Conference & Exhibition Center will be opened to be the venue for reception and conference. The surrounding flyover of Zhuxi Avenue and the channels of Shiyuan Road will be opened. Also, the traffic will be facilitated and vehicle security inspection will be improved during the time of the 15th CAEXPO. Meanwhile, taxi, bicycle sharing and shuttle will be provided. The additional facilities have been enhanced.
At present, the 15th CAEXPO is being well on track. The enterprises and purchasing agents both at home and abroad are actively signing up. It is expected that over 10000 visitors participate in the 15th CAEXPO and there will be over 80 trade and investment promotion activities.