EU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair XII Successfully Held in Chengdu

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October 25-27, 2017?-The EU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair XII has been successfully held at the?International Convention Centre?of Chengdu. The Event was attended by Government Officials from the China Chamber of International Commerce?(CCOIC) and?the?Chengdu Municipal People’s Government, over 300 representatives of organizations and enterprises?from China, 260 European delegates?from EU Member States’?governmental authorities, institutions, enterprises as well as local and international media covering the event.

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Over 260 representatives of governments, institutions and enterprises from 25?European Countries - including 21?EU Member States -flew this year to Chengdu to attend our event, while more than 400 enterprises’ representatives from all over China participated to the Fair. The ECBTF has proposed this year?11?specialized events, among them: the?“EU-China Belt and Road?New Economy Development” forum, the “Roundtable on Sino-Europe Cooperation of Business Associations”, the “Forum on New Energy and Environmental Protection”, the “ENRICH: Linking European Innovators to China”, the “International Forum for Urban Traffic and Environment”, the Special Session: Invest in Catalonia, the land of Barcelona”?and the “Special Session: Promotional Event for South European Agro-Food, Wine and Tourism”. The B2B matchmaking meetings had of course their traditional central space in the event, as booster for direct business opportunities and projects’ cooperation.

This edition of ECBTF has also succeeded in helping EU and Chinese participants to recognize the significant?potential?brought-in by?each other and has substantially enhanced their cooperation in various industrial sectors and formats. I would like to take this opportunity to?express my deepest thanks?to the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), the Chengdu Municipal Government, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Chengdu Sub-council (Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Exposition), the Chengdu Hi-tech Zone Management Committee, the European Commission, the European Delegation in Beijing and all the embassies and partners from the EU Member States. We could not make our Event such compelling and successful without their support.

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The EU-China Business and Technology Cooperation Fair has been held for 13?editions, with an overall attendance of over 3,960 European enterprises, international organizations, governmental authorities, universities and research institutions as well as more than 7,480 Chinese counterparts. A total of 27,460 B2B matchmaking meetings have been held and 2,939 successful cooperation agreements between European and Chinese delegates were reached so far.

It has become a significant event for development of China relations for most of the EU member states and represents the largest platform for investment, trade and technological cooperation between the European Union?and?China,?fostering also?successful cases?of local governmental cooperation (new?direct flights?launching, twin city relations, new schools?co-building, of consulates’ establishment, etc.)