On the afternoon of April 27, the Promotion Conference of the 6th China International Import Expo was successfully held in Sydney, Australia. The event is co-hosted by the China International Import Expo Bureau, the Sydney Branch of the China General Chamber of Commerce in Australia (CCCA), and the NSW Branch of the Australia China Business Council, with Bank of China Sydney Branch as the exclusive sponsor.

Zhou Limin, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Sydney; Liu Fuxue, Deputy Director of China International Import Expo Bureau; Kylie Bell, Deputy Director of New South Wales Investment and Trade Bureau; David Lawson, General Manager of Agricultural and Consumer Products & Export Supply Chain Services, Australian Trade and Investment Commission; Zhi Qiaoling, Chairman of Australia China Business Council NSW Branch , Ben Lazzaro, CEO of Made in Australia attended the event and delivered speeches. Mr. Andrew Robb, former Minister of Trade and Investment of the Australian Federal Government; Mr. Crispin Conroy, Director of the NSW Office of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; about 200 representatives from Chinese Embassy in Australia and its offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and from the Economic and Commercial Offices of the Consulate General in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, and from the Australian Commonwealth and State governments, business associations and enterprises attended the event. Ren Li, President of CCCA and Sydney Branch, presided over the promotion conference.

Consul General Zhou pointed out that China and Australia have different resource endowments, strong economic complementarities, and huge potential for cooperation. At present, China-Australia relations are showing a momentum of improvement and development. Consolidating, maintaining and developing the current good momentum is in the fundamental interests of the two countries and people, and is also conducive to promoting peace and development in the Asia-Pacific region and the world. As an international public product shared by the world, the CIIE has played an important role as a platform for China and Australia to further deepen economic and trade cooperation. Many Australian products have opened up the Chinese market through the CIIE and have been widely recognized by Chinese consumers. It is hoped that the Australian business community will keenly grasp business opportunities, actively participate in exhibitions and conferences, and use the high-quality platform of the CIIE to expand economic and trade exchanges and cooperation, share China’s development dividends, and promote the sustained, healthy and stable development of China-Australia relations.

Deputy Director Liu Fuxue said that China’s open will not be closed, but will only open wider. At previous CIIEs, iron ore, health care products and agricultural products from Australia were favored and a large number of orders were signed. China has policies, markets, environment, and platforms. China-Australia cooperation in various fields has broad prospects for development. We look forward to more Australian companies and institutions continuing to participate in the CIIE and composing an open, cooperative, innovative, and win-win “CIIE story”.

Deputy Commissioner Kelly Bell said that the New South Wales government is committed to supporting exporters to cooperate with markets including China. The CIIE provides an excellent opportunity for Australian products and services to enter the Chinese market. The state government will launch a network around the world to support NSW enterprises to participate in this year’s CIIE.

General Manager David Rosen said that the trade between China and Australia has been going on for a long time, and China is an important trade partner of Australia in goods and services, and has carried out extensive cooperation in fields such as agricultural products, education, and energy. The CIIE provides a broad platform for Australia’s high-quality food and consumer goods to further explore the Chinese market. We will vigorously organize member companies to participate in the 6th CIIE.

Chairman Zhi Qiaoling said that the CIIE is an important channel for Australian companies to deepen their business partnerships with Chinese companies. The Australia China Business Council always encourages member companies to participate in the CIIE. In March and April this year, two press conferences were held to introduce the relevant situation of the CIIE to member companies, promote participation in the 6th CIIE with great support.

At the event site, the CIIE bureau signed a contract with Australian Sea and Air Freight Service Co., Ltd. and member companies of the Australia-China Agricultural Association to confirm their participation in the 6th CIIE.

(Group photo of some participants)

During the CIIE bureau’s visit to Australia, CCCA had an exchange with the working group of the CIIE bureau. With the strong support of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Consulate General in Sydney, CCCA will continue to actively assist in the promotion of the CIIE in Australia, and promote the participation of member companies and other companies in Australia to participate in the CIIE.

May 3, 2023 7:38 am