Belarusian government bodies and enterprises presented their capabilities to participate in the China International Import Expo

On October 9 the third (final) presentation on the participation of Belarus in the First China International Import Expo which will be held in Shanghai on November 5-10 took place in Minsk. 

The event was initiated and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Belarus. 

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Belarus Nikolai Snopkov made an opening speech. Further Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Belarus Tsui Tsimin addressed to the meeting participants. 

The director of the National Centre for Marketing Valery Sadokho made a presentation of the National Exposition of the Republic of Belarus. In particular, he said that Belarus will be represented in two thematic blocks. The National pavilion will be located on an area of 136 square meters, and the zone of enterprises will be 642 square meters. The total number of Belarusian participating organizations is more than 80. 

The participation of Belarus in the exhibition is receiving increasing attention at the government level and Belarusian exporters are preparing for the event taking into account what is most interesting to the Chinese customers. In order to prepare for the exhibition two test presentations were already held, during which Belarusian participants received a lot of practical information from the Chinese side, useful comments and constructive proposals to be presented in Shanghai in the best possible way.

At the final meeting with representatives of the Belarusian government bodies and enterprises the presentations of participants by industry in Chinese were shown. The conditions for the demonstration of the presentations were very close to the conditions that will be on the exhibition. Advertising materials on the products exhibited were reviewed, food products were tasted, and a creative team showed a program which they will perform in Shanghai.

Background information
The National Centre for Marketing and Price Study organizes the National Exposition of the Republic of Belarus at the China International Import Expo, as well as the Belarusian-Chinese business forum. The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Shanghai are the organizers of the Chinese side. The exhibition will be held under the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization auspices. 

The First Chinese International Exhibition of Imported Goods and Services China International Import Expo will be held in the world's largest exhibition complex, its total building area is about 1.5 million square meters. The event will be attended by more than 2.8 thousand companies from 130 countries. It is assumed that the number of wholesale customers at the exhibition will reach 150 thousand.