The China-Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) Expo has become an arena where businessmen from CEE countries can show the competitiveness of their products in the Chinese market.
The expo, which opened in the eastern city of Ningbo on June 8, has attracted more than 700 government officials and businessmen from the CEE countries, as well as over 6,700 buyers from more than 40 Fortune 500 firms and other leading international enterprises in 22 countries and regions.
Businessmen from 17 CEE countries have been promoting dairy products, wine, logistics and other products and services at the expo, which is scheduled to close on June 12.
Jan Chaloupka, head of the export business development of Rajo, is confident about the competitiveness of his products in the Chinese market.
"We export more than 57,000 tonnes of our products every year to over 70 countries around the world," he said. "All of our products are healthy and of high quality, which are based on the advanced technologies and knowledge that Rajo owns to meet the needs of customers."
"I believe that our products can be one of the best in the Chinese market," he added.
"The Chinese market is the most important one for companies in Greece," said Nikoletta Kaperoni, managing director of Athens-based Kaperoni Business Financial Group (BFG).
"I am sure that Chinese customers will like our products such as olive oil because they are all made from natural raw material without any additives," she added.
Klemen Boncina, deputy director of Posta Slovenije, a logistics provider from Slovenia, believes his company is a bridge between China and Europe.
"Our company has a wide-spread network of logistics in Slovenia and even in Europe, which I believe can deliver products from China over the last mile to the customers," he said.
Under the theme of deepening opening-up and cooperation for mutual benefit, the expo includes more than over 20 events such as the European commodity exhibition.
According to China's Ministry of Commerce, the total trade volume between China and Central and Eastern European countries reached 28.55 billion U.S. dollars in the first four months this year, up 7.9 percent year on year.