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Vice President Gan Yong Attended the Opening Ceremony of the 14th China International Industry Fair

  • Published: Dec 25, 2012
  • Source: CAE
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The 14th China International Industry Fair was held at the Shanghai Expo Center on November 5, 2012. Wan Gang, Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, also the Minister of science and Technology, announced the grand opening of the event. Gan Yong, Vice President of CAE, attended the opening ceremony on behalf of CAE as one of the sponsors. 

Jointly sponsored by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) as well as the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, and organized by the China Machinery Industry Federation, China International Industry Fair (CIIF) is a leading event in equipment manufacturing in China with the largest scale, best quality and far-reaching influences. CIIF has become one of the most influential international industry brand exhibition in China, through implementing “professionalization, marketization, internationalization and branding” as its strategies. CIIF, an UFI approved event, is a leading event for manufacturing in China as well as an important window and platform open to the world for international trade, communication and cooperation in the industrial field.

CIIF has been held annually for 13 years since its founding in 1999, performing four major functions of exhibition, trade, awarding and forum. Under the theme of “Innovative Transformation and Strategic Emerging Industries” this year, CIIF 2012 focused on the development of emerging industries of strategic significance, aiming at promoting a new path of industrialization and transforming China from a big manufacturing country to a powerful manufacturing nation. 

China International Industry Fair 2012 underlined its position as an international industry service hub for the manufacturing industry with 7 theme shows. Metalworking and CNC Machine Tool Show, Industrial Automation Show, Environmental Protection Technology & Equipment Show, Information & Communication Technology Show, Energy Show, Scientific Technological Innovation Show, New Energy Auto Show were held concurrently under this event. CIIF 2012 accommodated 1,648 exhibitors from 23 countries with a total of 140,000 square meters and attracted over 100,000 visitors from around the world. (By Fan Guimei, November 2012; translated by Liu Chang)