On September 19, the Italian Pavilion, jointly organized by the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce and Italian Trade Agency (ITA), officially gets unveiled at the 23rd China International Industry Fair (here in after referred to as "CIIF"). The fair will last until September 23rd, gathering thousands of participants.
Italy is participating at CIIF with more than 60 Italian companies and associations. Compared to the previous edition of the fair, not only has the number of companies in the Italian pavilion significantly increased, but the exhibition area has also reached 1,300 square meters, making it the largest national pavilion in the entire fair.
The day started with a VIP tour of Chinese institutions and Italian delegation, who had the chance to visit exclusively the Italian Pavilion, decorated with geometric shapes and squares, which not only revokes the shape of stars, or flowers and Italian piazza, but also conveys the idea of energy and sustainability. It focuses on the concept of industrial green and low-carbon transformation, showcasing green manufacturing technologies and solutions in collaboration with exhibitors.
The Chinese delegation, composed by Mr. Chen Jining, Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee in Shanghai, Mr. Li Xiaohong, President of China Engineering Academy, Mr. Gong Zheng, Mayor of Shangai and Mr. Xin Guobin, Deputy Minister of Industry and Information Technology and was greeted by Ms. Tiziana D’Angelo, Consul General of Italy in Shanghai, Mr. Augusto Di Giacinto, Italian Trade Commissioner Shanghai Office and Mr. Paolo Bazzoni, Chairman at the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce.
After the vip tour, the pavilion was opened to all visitors with an opening ceremony in the presence of Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai, Italian Trade Agency, the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Rong Zhiqin, Vice Director of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization.
Consul General of Italy in Shanghai Tiziana D'Angelo applauded fruitful economic and trade cooperation between China and Italy commented that “The Italian companies present at this important event represent the diversity and excellence of the Italian industrial sector. They showcase the role Italy can play in building a sustainable industrial future for the new generations, and the potential for mutually beneficial exchanges between Italy and China.”
Trade Commissioner of the Italian Trade Agency in Shanghai Augusto Di Giacinto highlighted “This was a very ambitious project and effort involving the Italian institutions, the Italian chamber of commerce, the Italian associations like UCIMU and some of the best Italian companies in China. In Italian we say, “fare sistema” a very simple concept: working together like the fingers of a hand to show the best of Italy to our Chinese friends and business counterparts. This is finally the year of restarting with the coming back of Italian companies on the Chinese market in presence at the most important fairs in China. not only the Italian companies are coming back to China, but we are also very much involved in the important activity of organizing and sending to Italy many delegations of Chinese businessmen to the main Italian exhibitions and events.”
Chairman of the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) Paolo Bazzoni remains the glue that brings them together, supports them and helps them grow. He emphasized that “CICC, together with ITA/ICE, and the support of the Consulate General in Shanghai, are aggregating over 60 leading Italian companies at the CIIF exhibition in Shanghai. Despite the present slowdowns of the domestic demand, our companies continue to pursue their strategy adopting new measures, demonstrating the proactivity and unity of our Italian businesses in China”.
The Italian enterprises attending the Industrial Expo cover almost all sectors and industries of mechanical manufacturing and applications, such as packaging machinery, textile machinery, thermal energy, electrical, electronic, transmission equipment, automotive technology, new energy, environmental protection technology, and architectural design. They are concentrating on showcasing Italian advanced manufacturing technologies and the latest products.
To take a look at all the companies present in the pavilion you can click here and access the e-brochure.
During show days, you will find interviews to Italian Exhibitor companies on our landing page here.