Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Water Resources, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and Chongqing Municipal People’s Government, Western China International Fair for Investment and Trade (referred to as “WCIFIT”) is a national-level and global fair in western China. As an important platform for diplomatic exchanges, trade cooperation, and investment promotion in western China, WCIFIT is a crucial driver for promoting international and domestic cooperation, and an important window for the country’s western region to carry forward its opening up and cooperation.
The CCI-ILSTC International Cooperation Forum is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce, Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the Chongqing Municipal People’s Government. It is a national-level platform for international and regional cooperation among ASEAN countries/regions and western China. Through the joint efforts of countries/regions along the New International Land-sea Trade Corridor (ILSTC) to deliver shared benefits by means of discussion and collaboration, the forum is committed to improving logistics via the Corridor, driving economic and trade growth via logistics, and boosting industrial development via economy and trade. Countries and regions along the Belt and Road Initiative are effectively connected to deepen and strengthen international economic and trade cooperation and to accelerate the efforts to foster a new development pattern.
The 5th WCIFIT will be held at Chongqing International Expo Center and Chongqing Yuelai International Convention Center from May 18 to 21, 2023. The 2023 CCI-ILSTC International Cooperation Forum will be held simultaneously with the 5th WCIFIT on May 18, 2023. The two events will be well coordinated, bringing out the best in each other.
The 5th WCIFIT, under the theme of“Joining Hands with the West for a Bright Future”, is based on national strategies such as the joint building of the BRI, the Large-Scale Development of Western China, the green development of the Yangtze Economic Belt, the construction of Chengdu-Chongqing Twin-Hub Mega-Region, and the development of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor. The Fair, with the aim of promoting high-level opening-up and high-quality development in Western China, focuses on the coordinated cooperation, overall opening, and joint development of Western China areas and will set up two themed exhibitions, i.e., investment and trade exhibition, and industry promotion exhibition, covering an area of 180,000 square meters.In the meantime, more than 20 high-level international economic and trade exchange activities, themed forums, pragmatic matchmaking activities, and over 20 national- and provincial-level (autonomous region- or municipal-level) key investment promotion and project inspection activities will be held. The “Year of Investment in China” special promotion activities in western China and China (Chongqing) Cross-Border E-Commerce Fair will be held simultaneously.