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Mayors from 25 Countries, Enterprises from 40 Countries Confirmed for the 6th WCIFIT

By RAN ZHENG|May 16,2024

Chongqing - The 6th Western China International Fair of Investment and Trade (WCIFIT) will be held in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality from May 23 to 26, 2024, announced Zhang Yongwu, Director of Chongqing Municipal Commission of Commerce, during a press conference on May 15.

The poster of the 6th Western China International Fair of Investment and Trade. (Graphic/WCIFIT)

This year's fair will spotlight modern productive service industries with the theme "New Western China, New Manufacturing, New Services," featuring Belarus and Sichuan Province as guests of honor.

Additionally, integrating the 2024 Chongqing International Friendship Cities Cooperation Conference significantly enhances international collaboration at the fair. 

Authorities have confirmed participation from mayors of 39 cities across 25 countries and representatives from over 958 enterprises spanning 40 countries. More than 20 Chinese provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities will be represented, reflecting the event's diverse and extensive participation.

The event will include 12 special activities, including eight investment promotion and docking sessions, three new product and result releases, and one special signing event.

An international guest delivered his speech at the 5th WCIFIT in 2023. (Photo/WCIFIT)

The fair will highlight key players such as China Aerospace Science and Technology, PetroChina, Sinopec, and Fortune 500 giants Qualcomm, Walmart, and Continental. Chinese private firms like Seres Group, Sichuan Changhong Electric, and XPENG will also be featured, as will international pavilions from Malaysia, France, South Korea, and Hungary.

A staff showcased drones to visitors at the 5th WCIFIT in 2023. (Photo/WCIFIT)

Sun Xiyong, Deputy Director of the Chongqing Municipal Commission of Commerce, highlighted the city's diverse, productive service industry sectors, including logistics, finance, industrial design, professional services, software, leasing, research, and human resources. These sectors contributed 687.3 billion yuan to the city's GDP in 2023, making up 22.8% of the total economic output.

In 2023, Chongqing became a UNESCO Creative Cities Network Design Capital. During this year's fair, it will exhibit new products and hold promotional events with Singapore under the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Project on Strategic Connectivity (CCI). This will include the introduction of the "China-Singapore Design Co-Creation Plan," unveiling products like the Changan Deepal G318.

The event will spotlight the "Full of Stars" action plan, emphasizing industrial software, automotive software, AI, and the metaverse. Major contracts are anticipated with companies like COMAC Shanghai Aviation Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd., Continental AG, and Lenovo.

Public engagement is a key focus, with dedicated areas for experiencing new products, services, and technologies. Attendees can explore regional and international cooperation opportunities and purchase the latest consumer trends and global specialty products, including Belarus's signature agricultural products like flaxseed oil and dairy.


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