On May 28, 2019 China International Fair for Trade in Services held the opening ceremony in Beijing. Cai Qi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Secretary of Beijing Municipal Party Committee read out the congratulatory letter sent by the Chinese President Xi Jinping. He indicated that the development of trade in services had a broad prospect and huge potential, emphasized China's definite attitude of being committed to higher-level opening up and firmly supporting the multilateral trade system to the international society. And he hoped to deepen the investment cooperation of trade in services with other countries, jointly promote the prosperity and development of global trade in services, and lead the development orientation of the world economy. Hu Chunhua, Vice Premier of the State Council inspected the exhibition hall and released the keynote speech. Zhong Shan, Minister of Ministry of Commerce made a speech. Chen Jining, Mayor of Beijing and Wang Bingnan, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Commerce presided over the conference. Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger, Charlot Salwai, Premier of Vanuatu, representatives of foreign governments, persons in charge of related international organizations, domestic and foreign famous entrepreneurs focused on the theme of "global service, mutual benefit and co-existence" and made speeches about the development opportunities of investment and trade, maintenance of the multilateral trade system, and the digital economy's promoting the new development tendency of trade in services. Around 500 domestic and foreign guests take part in the summit, including ambassadors to China, representatives from Hong Kong and Macao, representatives of the provinces, districts and cities, and famous entrepreneurs.
With the theme of "openness, innovation, intelligence and integration", this five-day CIFTIS sets the exhibition and show of 165,000 square meters, holds 246 forum conferences and trade fairs. 137 foreign countries and regions take part in exhibitions and conferences; 86 countries and regions hold exhibitions and conferences. Among 131 countries that have signed the cooperation documents of jointly building "Belt and Road", 98 of them take part in exhibitions and conferences. The top 30 countries and regions in trade of services and 14 countries that sign the memorandum of understanding of trade in services with our country take part in exhibitions and conferences. 102 foreign business associations and organizations take part in exhibitions and conferences. 31 provinces, districts and cities, Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps and 5 cities specifically designated in the state plan and Shenyang will participate in the exhibition. 9 provinces, districts and cities including Hebei and Beijing will hold the theme day and special activities.