2020 CIFIT takes place online and offline
The 2020 China International Fair for Investment & Trade (CIFIT) kicks off in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province on Sept 8. [Photo by Xiao Da/chinadaily.com.cn]
The 2020 China International Fair for Investment & Trade (CIFIT) kicked off both online and offline in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province on Sept 8. The event will end on Sept 11.
In light of the on-going COVID-19 epidemic, this year's CIFIT reduced its size and only invited overseas guests, enterprises and organizations from low risk areas to its offline event. Global buyers and visitors can take part through the online edition.
Sponsored by Alibaba Group, the online platform provides a business fair with modern technologies such as 5G, VR, AR and livestreaming to people in over 40 countries and regions. Participants can visit exhibitions, take part in forums and summits, carry out match-making activities and sign deals with partners via the internet.
Chen Jing, deputy director of the Fujian Provincial Commerce Bureau, said: "It's not just for the China International Fair for Investment and Trade, we want to take the CIFIT as an opportunity to utilize the online CIFIT platform and further expand the investment channels of our province and thus normalize online exhibition promotions, online investment and online project signing."
Xiamen is one of the most economically competitive cities in China and was one of the first Special Economic Zones on the Chinese mainland. As a vice-provincial city independently listed on the State development plan, it has provincial-level authority in economic administration and local legislative power. In 2010, the Xiamen SEZ was expanded to cover the entire municipality. Today, Xiamen is a modern and international port city.