On the morning of November 25th, the 8th China (Quanzhou) Maritime Silk Road International Brand Expo and the 2nd RCEP Young Overseas Chinese Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit were officially held at the Art Exhibition Center of Shishi Clothing City.
Under the support of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the World Trade Centers Association, the event was hosted (or co-hosted) by China Chamber of International Commerce, Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Fujian Province, Fujian Provincial Department of Commerce, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Fujian Sub-Council, and Quanzhou Municipal People’s Government, while Shishi Municipal People’s Government was responsible for actual implementation. At the same time, the Maritime Silk Road International Brand Expo has partnered with the second RCEP Young Overseas Chinese Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit. Their goal is quite clear: while making better use of the resource advantages of overseas Chinese from Fujian in the countries along the “Maritime Silk Road” and the “ASEAN 10+5” countries, they intend to better serve the overseas promotion of the Maritime Silk Road international brands, and help young overseas Chinese businessmen from Fujian to gain the support from RCEP agreed policies and achieve innovation and entrepreneurship.
In the conference, the signing and landing ceremony of 28 investment projects was held for stationing these projects into the Southeast Asia Procurement Center of Shishi City, including the key investment project “Return” of overseas Chinese businessmen in Fujian, “Going out” international production capacity cooperation project, and some local characteristic industrial cluster pavilions, and for stationing the brand enterprises into mall.ctsss.com. Among them, 2.691 billion out of the total investment of over 7 billion yuan has belonged to the 13 “Return” projects involved with overseas Chinese businessmen.
This year’s Expo covers 50 countries and regions including the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, France, Russia, Italy, Spain, Chile, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Poland, and Germany, with 140 young overseas Chinese businessmen from Fujian and 200 companies from more than 30 countries and regions participating in it. Meanwhile, 14 themed exhibition areas have been well arranged, such as the Quanzhou Maritime Silk Road Economic Characteristics Exhibition Area, Guest-of-Honor Country Pavilion Exhibition Area, the National Trendy Brand Exhibition Area, and the RCEP Young Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurship Brand Exhibition Area.
On the afternoon of November 25th, the second RCEP Youth Overseas Chinese Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit Forum opened in Shishi. In this year’s Summit Forum, three sessions were involved, which were keynote speech, opportunity sharing and project promotion, and on-site interview respectively. In addition to the offline main venue, the live streaming sub-venues were set up online for 22 countries and regions, with 22 chambers of commerce and associations invited worldwide, including the Indonesian Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the Myanmar Chinese Chamber of Commerce.