Di Maio CIIE 2018

With the inaugural China International Import Expo (hereinafter referred to as “CIIE 2018”) grandly commencing this morning, the Italian Trade Agency (hereinafter referred to as “ITA”) led nearly hundred outstanding Italian enterprises to collectively showcase at the National Pavilion of Italy and four Commercial Pavilions of healthcare, food, smart and consumer goods. During CIIE 2018, a high-level Italian delegation led by Mr. Luigi Di Maio, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic and Minister of Economic Development and Minister of Labor and Social Policies, Mr. Gian Marco Centinaio, Minister of Agricultural, Food, Forestry Policies and Tourism, Mr. Michele Geraci, Undersecretary to Economic Development in the Conte Government,  will comprehensively display the essence of “Made in Italy” and the fruitful results gained from Italy-China long-term trade and investment cooperation with the Chinese government, enterprises and vast consumers as well as various countries’ delegations, and work with Chinese partners to jointly envision the broad prospects for the future of Italy-China cooperation.

“2018 is a year of great significance for the in-depth cooperation between Italy and China. A series of initiatives, including the successful opening of the first Sino-Italian Cultural Year, Italy’s participation in the 17th Western China International Fair as the guest of honor and an unprecedentedly large Italian delegation to CIIE 2018, all work together in displaying Italian DNA to Chinese people in an array of ways,” Italian Deputy Prime Minister Di Maio shared, “Italy has a vast tradition of industry and scientific research and is synonymous with creative fashion and high-end manufacturing. The Chinese economy is continually transforming and upgrading towards high quality, innovation and environmental friendliness. Italy looks forward to becoming China’s ideal partner in this process. We believe that with the further of China’s future development blueprint unfolding, the complementarity of Italian and Chinese economies will be increasingly enhanced and the mutually beneficial cooperation between Italy and China will usher in broader opportunities.”

As one of the major governmental agencies who is in charge of organizing Italian enterprise to participate in the expo, ITA President Mr. Giuseppe Mazzarella added, “The exhibitors selected for the expo are all representative Italian enterprises with a certain production scale and standing at the forefront of the local industry. It is especially worth mentioning that based on the characteristics of CIIE 2018, most of the exhibitors are advanced small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises that are yet to enter the Chinese market. This move will not only open the doors for Italian SMEs entering the vast Chinese market for the first time to promote their own featured products to Chinese consumers, but also provide an excellent opportunity for Chinese companies to fain successful experience from Italy, known as the ‘kingdom of small and medium-sized enterprises’”…