West China Fair 16 Sep
The 18th Western China International Expo (WCIF) will be held in Chengdu, Sichuan province, from September 16th to 20th, 2021.
The event is themed “China's New Era · New Opportunities in the West".
Some of the main activities, among others, include the “10th Western China International Cooperation Forum” and the “11th Western China Investment Promotion Fair”.
Originated from Western China Development Program, WCIF has been playing a crucial role in serving the western regions since 2000. After 21 years of development, it has become an important platform for investment promotion, trade cooperation, and diplomatic service in Western China.
China's western region includes 12 provinces, autonomous regions and municipality, namely, five in the southwest (Chongqing, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Tibet), five in the northwest (Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Ningxia), and Inner Mongolia and Guangxi. The total area of the western region is about 6.86 million square kilometers, accounting for about 72% of the total area of China.
WCIF has fully demonstrated the opportunities, achievements, and potentials of Western China. Governmental agencies, business associations, and enterprises from all over the world have taken WCIF as a platform to carry out pragmatic cooperation with Western China and Sichuan.
Major international events such as Western China International Cooperation Forum, Western China International Sourcing Fair, EU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair, and Education Forum for Asia Annual Conference have been successfully held, further strengthening the communication and connection between Western China and the world.
So far, the WCIF has witnessed the signing of 12,000 investment cooperation agreements with a total investment of RMB 6.8 trillion, recorded a cumulative total of 1,100 participating countries (regions), covered a total exhibition area of 2.06 million square meters, and benefited more than 60,000 exhibitors.
At the 17th WCIF, in 2018, Italy was the guest country of honor with over 100 Italian companies participating, more than 10 events were held such as the Sichuan-Italy Matchmaking Conference on Industrial Cooperation and Investment and China-Italy Culture and Innovation Summit, and 3 cooperation agreements were signed between Sichuan and Italy.
Lorenzo Riccardi, Managing Partner of Rsa Asia will join the opening ceremony and the activities of the Expo in Chengdu.