Superior development conditions for Chongqing exhibition industry
The 9th China Expo Forum for International Cooperation kicked off in Chongqing on January 18, 2013. Wan Jifei, president of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, said at the opening ceremony that Chongqing tops in mid-west China in terms of venues area and boasts superior development conditions for exhibition industry.
Over 300 famous organizations and enterprises in exhibition industry, and about 600 (including 100 overseas guests) guests and experts of exhibition industry attended this forum.
As a core city in west China, Chongqing boasts the largest venue area, said Wan Jifei. Chongqing International Expo Center (CQEXPO), in particular, is the second largest expo center in the country and one of the ten largest centers worldwide.
Chen Heping, deputy mayor of Chongqing, noted in the speech for opening ceremony that the green and efficient exhibition industry in Chongqing has maintained the growth rate at 25% for the last four years. Chongqing has created several brands such as the Chongqing Investment and Global Sourcing Fair, etc. through cooperation with world’s top exhibition enterprises.