The first China International Import Expo (CIIE) was the origin of the Europe-China Economic and Trade Forum (ECETF). Through the in-depth investigation of the foreign exhibitors and merchants who come to Shanghai to participate in the expo, it is found that they generally lack the basic understanding of China's opening policy, market demand, and business environment. It is also found that even many have misunderstandings in various aspects. Therefore, the ECETF will gather high-quality resources and be hold in five countries (Finland, Poland, Germany, Turkey, Serbia) with different development stages and industrial distributions.
The ECETF has supported by 44 Chinese and European government departments and official associations, and will direct connect to over 500 small and middle size companies. The forum is intend to introduce China's open policy, market demand, and business environment, thus to attract more high-quality European small and middle enterprises and talented people to set up business in China. We are looking forward to seeing more China-European economic, trade, and industrial cooperation, also attracting more European companies to participate in the China International Import Expo.
Forum is just a start for all of us. To build the business bridge between Europe and China, the CEATEC is aim to build a platform to present domestic local governments, industrial parks, and enterprises, and help them to connect with European enterprises. With support from government agencies and endorse from official associations, by real understanding of oversea enterprises and receiving first-hand information, we believe that we can finally break through cultural differences and promote long-term cross-border business cooperation.