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China-Eurasia Expo, Urumqi

BritCham / CBBC
Event type Delegation
Date Monday, September 2nd, 2013 to Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Time All day
Open for All welcome
Contacts kyle.wang@cbbc.org.cn; Tel: +86 28 86656793 (Chengdu)
Venue Urumqi, Xinjiang province
Organiser BritCham / CBBC
Address Urumqi, Xinjiang province
 
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Location
The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is located in the northwest border area of China. Xinjiang province is 2000 km by 1650 km, which makes it 1/6 of the total land area of China. Xinjiang province borders numerous countries such as Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. It has a boundary line of more than 5600 km, which makes up 1/4 of the total land boundaries of China. Most importantly, Xinjiang holds the most ports opening China to the world.

The Third China-Eurasia Expo
The Expo will be held in Urumqi, Xinjiang, from September 2nd-7th 2013. Currently, 33 countries and 10 multinational companies have confirmed their participation in the Expo. 

Ministers and officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Central Bank, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Public Information and Department of Customs will be present. In addition, representatives from over 20 countries have been invited to attend the various forums that will take place during the week. For example, countries such as Malaysia, Italy, Hungary, Austria, UK, Netherlands, and Uruguay have confirmed that they will hold trade and investment promotion events.

In addition, the United Nations Industry Development Organization (UNIDO) will hold a "Green Silk Industries Cooperation Forum" to discuss greater cooperation amongst nations to adopt green energy alternatives in industrial activities. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNSCAP) also plans to hold a “Regional Workshop on Asian Energy Highway” to discuss regional energy inter-connectivity and power transmission.

Furthermore, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Bank for International Settlements, the World Bank (WB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other prominent international economic organisations from eight neighbouring countries have been invited to attend the Financial Cooperation forum and other related forums.

Activities
2nd Sept
Opening ceremony of the 3rd China-Eurasia Expo & the China-Eurasia Economic Development and Cooperation Forum

2nd-7th Sept
Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Science and Technology, People’s Bank of China, Ministry of Industry and Information, Ministry of Agriculture and other ministries, commissions and authorities will host a series of forums and seminars, which include:
 - SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Business Day
 - News Ministers’ Forum
 - Science and Technology Cooperation Forum
 - Information China-Eurasia Regional Telecommunications Exchange and Cooperation Forum
 - Financial Cooperation Forum
 - SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Food Security Symposium
 - Central & Southern Asian Chambers and Associations Cooperation Forum and Chinese and Foreign Culture Week

Business opportunities for the following sectors:

 - Tourism
 - Logistics
 - New energy
 - Petrochemical
 - Machinery
 - Agriculture 

CBBC programme agenda

1st Sept   Arrive in Urumqi
2nd Sept  Attend Third China-Eurasia Expo Opening Ceremony as well as main forum; attend reception lunch/dinner organized by local government
3rd Sept   Meet government official in the morning and learn about local industry development; matchmaking with local enterprises in the afternoon
4th Sept   Visit key industry and site visit to development zone
5th-7th Sept   Attend trade show (as per UK companies' request)

Cost & registration
The programme is open to all UK companies, who will be expected to cover their own expenses, including travel and accommodation.

Find out more
If you are interested in joining the delegation, please contact Kyle Wang kyle.wang@cbbc.org.cn or Tel: +86 28 86656793 in our Chengdu office.


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