The 16th EU-China Fair will take place in Chengdu from September 17 to 19, 2021. The EU-China Fair is one of the main economic events between the EU and China, co-hosted by the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC).
The EU-China Fair is one of the primary events of the 18th Western China International Fair (WCIF), and it is committed to providing a forum for Chinese and European participants to share ideas and conduct business with their counterparts. This year, government officials, experts, and entrepreneurs will gather at the China-Europe Cooperation Business and Innovation Centre (CCEC) to share their perspectives with the other 500 attendees on hot topics between China and the EU, such as the digital economy, energy transition, and urban green development, investment and legal services, geographical indication, vocational education, and so on. During the three-day event, the EU SME Center, Tsinghua University’s Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute, CCPIT’s Commercial and Legal Service Center, and other organizations will co-organize a series of parallel sessions.
The EU-China Fair has attracted 4000+ EU participants and 7600+ Chinese participants over the past 15 years, with 3100+ cooperation agreements signed and 29000+ B2B matchmaking meetings arranged.
Aside from the expertise and information distributed at the Fair, the opportunity to interact face-to-face with your Chinese company colleagues will be a more gratifying experience. The B2B Matchmaking, a major activity of the EU-China Fair, focuses on the digital economy, intelligent manufacturing, energy, environmental protection, car, logistics, bio-medicine, and other disciplines to assist European businesses in exploring the Chinese market.
According to EU statistics agency Eurostat, China surpassed the United States as the EU’s largest commercial partner last year. Chengdu has distinct advantages and resources for collaboration and opening up. Chengdu’s regional GDP was RMB 1,771.67 billion in 2020, with total import and export revenue of RMB 715.42 billion, a 22.4 percent rise year over year. The entire amount of imports and exports to the EU has risen to 30.1 percent. Chengdu would be an ideal location for European businesses to expand and explore the Chinese market.