On October 13, the Trial operation ceremony of the Online Country Exhibition was celebrated in the presence of the Deputy Director of CIIE Liu Fuxue and the Consul General of Italy in Shanghai Michele Cecchi. For the 2021 edition, the possibility of creating a virtual representation of the Country Pavilion, indeed was provided on the official website of the CIIE 2021, (representation that before the pandemic was instead realized in a physical version inside Hall 5.2. Of the NECC exhibition center).

Italy was the only country to be invited to the stage for the ceremony together with members of the Chinese government. This is in consideration of the important work carried out since the first edition by ICE-Agency and from Italy to the CIIE. 

Below is the link from which the online pavilion Italia at CIIE 2021: