English>> news

2019 SSACEIF kicks off in Kunming
Yunnan Gateway 2019-06-12 12:22:05

The 2019 South and Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair (SSACEIF) opened this morning (June 12) in Kunming, Yunnan Province.


With the theme of “gathering in the forefront and co-building a powerhouse of opening-up for common development,” the SSACEIF covers an exhibition area of 170,000 square meters. 

Around 7,500 booths were set up in 17 pavilions at this year's trade fair, including the Pavilion of Green Energy, the Pavilion of Green Food, the Pavilion of Biomedicine and General Health, the Pavilion of Culture and Tourism, the Southeast Asia Pavilion, the South Asia Pavilion, the Pavilion of Other Countries, the Taiwan Pavilion, the Pavilion of B&R Investment and Cooperation, and others.



Sri Lanka serves as the theme country, while Cambodia is the guest country of honor. Special exhibition areas are designated for the honored countries at this year’s trade fair. Representatives of 74 countries and regions and 3,348 enterprises attended the opening. 


A total of 14 high-end forums are staged in Kunming during the 2019 SSACEIF: the 2nd China-South Asia Cooperation Forum, the 17th ASEAN Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs Conference, the 8th Yunnan-Taiwan Economic Trade and Cultural Conference, the 14th China-South Asia Business Forum, the 3rd China-Southeast Asia Business Forum, the 7th China-South and Southeast Asia Think-Tank Forum, and others.

The SSACEIF is co-organized by the China Chamber of International Commerce, the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the ASEAN-China Center, and the Secretariat of the China-South Asia Expo and Kunming Import & Export Fair. And it is undertaken by Yunnan Provincial Department of Commerce, Yunnan Foreign Affairs Office, the CCPIT Yunnan Sub-Council and more.



In recent years, Yunnan has made good use of its natural resources and favorable location, while improving connectivity, stepping up opening up and optimizing business environment. In 2018, Yunnan’s GDP reached 1.78 trillion yuan, an increase of 8.9% year-on-year. Foreign trade volume amounted to 193.7 billion yuan (around 29.89 billion USD), increasing 24.7% year on year and representing a record high in the same period over the past years.


 
 
Zongzi: a must during Dragon Boat Festival
Ethnic costumes bring villagers extra income
Shangri-La: where flower fields meet snow peaks
Guardian of Baima Snow Mountain in NW Yunnan
A dream journey through Eurasia (6): Setbacks
Azalea blossoms enliven Shangri-La in May
A dream journey through Eurasia (5): Riding eastward
Vernal scenery seen in Shangri-La on start of summer
Meili Snow Mountain: signature of colorful Yunnan
New homes in remote Yunnan village to welcome tourists
Music festival held at Balagezong scenic area
Seeing Dali on a bike makes top choice for tourists
A dream journey through Eurasia (4): A little regret
Diqing exhibits heritages at Yunnan Provincial Library
Nujiang River in Bingzhongluo Town in NW Yunnan
A dream journey through Eurasia (3): Departure from Munich
Breathtaking purple jacaranda in Kunming
Balagezong music festival to start on May 1
Azaleas in blossom in Diqing prefecture

Zongzi: a must during Dragon Boat Festival Ethnic costumes bring villagers extra income Shangri-La: where flower fields meet snow peaks Guardian of Baima Snow Mountain in NW Yunnan A dream journey through Eurasia (6): Setbacks
 
Supervised by Publicity Department of the CPC Diqing Prefectural Committee; Run by Diqing Daily
Copyright @shangri-lanews.cn; All rights reserved since 2008
Reproduction without permission is prohibited.

IPC license numbers: 09000927-1(provincial); 53120170008 (national)
No. at local police: 53342102000007
Tel.: 0887-8881015 E-mail: 70835107@qq.com