A delegation from the China International Import Expo (CIIE) held a roadshow here on Monday to invite Indonesian business to take part in the second CIIE event next year.
During the roadshow, the delegation met with government officials and signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) documents with representatives of prominent Indonesian export firms.
Addressing the roadshow, CIIE Bureau Deputy Director Liu Fuxue said the first event in Shanghai was successfully held, with the participation of exhibitors from over 170 countries, regions and international organizations.
Over 3,600 firms had showcased their products in an area of 300,000 square meters in the first CIIE, with total transactions generated during the event reaching over 57.8 billion U.S. dollars, according to Liu.
The first CIIE has attracted around 400,000 visitors, he said.
Cited the data from his office, Liu said 43 Indonesian exhibitors took part in the first CIIE. Indonesia was one of 12 guest countries of honor in the first CIIE.
Deputy head of Indonesia Industry and Commerce Chamber Yono Reksoprodjo said CIIE paves the way for Indonesian exporters to meet the needs of Chinese consumers amid excellent trade relations between the two economies.
"This (CIIE) is a great chance for businessmen of both countries to deepen partnership so as to expand further economic cooperation between the two countries," he said.
"We will take part in the second CIIE next year as we realized there will be more benefits that we can earn from the event," said Sulistyawati, director general of Export Product Development at Indonesian Trade Ministry.