The Executive Committee of the China-Eurasia Expo held a press conference for its fifth session in Urumqi, Xinjiang on the morning of Sept. 6, 2016.
Li Jingyuan, executive deputy director and secretary-general of the Executive Committee of the Fifth China-Eurasia Expo, director-general of Xinjiang International Expo Administration, said the fifth session, with its theme of “Wide Discussion, Joint Contribution and Shared Benefits Opportunities and Future of the Silk Road”, will be held between Sept. 20 and 25 in Urumqi. The 5th session coincides with the first year of the 13th Five-Year Plan period. It is the first time after Xinjiang is positioned as the core zone of the “Silk Road Economic Belt”. It is also the first five-year anniversary of the event. The role of the diplomatic platform of this session will have new connotations. During the event, the opening ceremony and China-Eurasia Economic Development and Cooperation Forum will be held. Chinese state leaders and foreign dignitaries will give their key-note speech on the theme of the Expo. The forums will be expected to make new achievements. There will be 15 ministerial-level forums and themed events involving sectors of finance, science and technology, culture, humanity, commerce and trade, logistics, Internet and legal services during the period. The exhibition and trade promotion will also see new effects. The scale, size and topics of this session top all the previous sessions. Total indoor and outdoor exhibition area reached 140,000 square meters, where 38 trade promotions will be held.
Adjang Dawut, deputy secretary-general of the Executive Committee of the fifth China-Eurasia Expo and director of the Exhibition and Investment Trade Promotion Work Department, Yao Rui, deputy secretary-general and director of Forum and Themed Activities Work Department, Shadiya ∙ Abulahat, deputy secretary-general, answered questions from the media.
The 15 ministerial level high-profile forums and themed activities of the fifth China-Eurasia Expo include: Forum of Ministers of Information, China-Eurasia Port Entry and Exit Health Quarantine Cooperation Forum, Science and Technology Cooperation Forum, Silk Road Financial Forum, Overseas Chinese and Silk Road Construction Forum, Silk Road Industrial and Commercial Cooperation Forum, the First Womens Forum of Countries along the Silk Road, Eurasia Information Highway Connectivity Forum, the 4th Silk Road Economic Belt Altai Mountain Rim Sub-Region Economic Cooperation International Forum and Investment and Trade Fair, the First Silk Road Legal Service Cooperation Forum, Sino-Foreign Culture Display Week, the Third Eurasia Movie Show, China-Eurasia Quality Fruit Promotion and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Grain Security Seminar, Silk Road International Logistics Summit and “Open XPCC” theme event.
At present, all the work for the investment invitation and exhibitor recruitment has basically completed. There will be a total of 2192 enterprises participating in the event, up 40% compared with the fourth session. Among them, domestic enterprises are 1,774 and international and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan enterprises are 418. The number of professional audiences and purchasers is expected to break the benchmark of 5,000 people. A total of 42 countries and regions will participate in the event. Belarus will be the Country of Honor of the Fifth China-Eurasia Expo. It will organize nearly 40 enterprises to participate in the gala. Its folk art troupe will also perform famous Belarusian folk dances during the event.
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