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Records of the first regular news conference of 2019 CIFTIS

Dear media friends,
Good afternoon!
Welcome to the First Regular News Conference of 2019 CIFTIS.


First, we will invite Alibaba Group to announce:
Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Alibaba have reached a series of in-depth cooperation to jointly contribute to new technologies, new consumption and new domestic products in Beijing.


 2019 China International Fair for Trade in Services (hereinafter referred to as CIFTIS) held the opening ceremony today. Alibaba has reached an intensive cooperation with the Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau and Beijing Municipal Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in terms of domestic product innovation, convenient APP, intelligent business circle, direct supply of agricultural industry and catering services, which will create better conditions for Beijing citizens to enjoy new consumption, new technologies and new domestic products.


Nearby vegetable markets, 24-hour convenience stores, housekeeping service points, convenient maintenance stations and other related information can be easily searched by a mobile phone. At this year's CIFTIS, the "Electronic Map of Beijing Life Service Outlet" jointly created by the Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau and Amap was officially launched. By using this APP, citizens can obtain the distribution and service information of various kinds of business service outlets; obtain preferential information of surrounding businesses; refer to other people's evaluation; evaluate the current business; inquire about vegetable prices in the main vegetable markets of the city.


 This is the result in the new stage of strategic cooperation between the Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau and Amap since last year. At last year's CIFTIS, the two sides reached strategic cooperation and launched the Convenient Life Map Project. Since then, based on the open platform and massive data of Amap, the Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau has entrusted Beijing Zhongke Dragon Company to organize and develop "Electronic Map of Beijing Life Service Outlet" and "Beijing Life" APP. In addition, the two sides launched more than 270,000 data, involving catering services, shopping services, life services, sports and leisure services and medical and health care services in five categories and 102 sub-categories. The Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau provides detailed information on the exact locations, service items, working hours and telephone numbers of convenient service institutions, covering all aspects of public life.


"Three old treasures in Beijing: cloisonne, ivory carving, Beijing Roast Duck. Three new treasures in Beijing: Palace Museum, lipstick, Niulanshan." On May 8, when Alibaba released its new domestic product plan, a netizen summarized the changes Taobao and Tmall brought to Beijing's domestic products and time-honored brands. In the future, Alibaba will assist 1,000 industrial clusters in China to achieve a comprehensive digital upgrading; create 200 national brands with annual sales exceeding 1 billion; help 200 time-honored brands to realize an annual sales exceeding 100 million; fully support 200,000 Taobao creative and characteristic sellers with annual sales of 5 million; Tmall Overseas, Lazada and AliExpress will help 700,000 domestic products to go global, including Beijing domestic products and Beijing time-honored brands.


In fact, Beijing's domestic products and time-honored brands have cooperated with Alibaba's platform since two years ago. In September 2017, Tmall Supermarket, together with nearly 30 time-honored brands and local brands in Beijing, launched the "Tmall and Time-honored Brand Plan". At the end of 2017, Tmall disclosed data, showing that the brand sales during the first deep operation of the "Tmall and Time-honored Brand Plan" grew by more than 80%. In January 2018, Tmall announced that it would upgrade the "Tmall and Time-honored Brand Plan" to help more than 1,000 time-honored brands and major domestic product brands enter the global market with the help of Tmall Overseas. On January 18, 2019, Tmall announced that it would launch the "Tmall New Cultural Creation" Plan in 2019 to help the commercialization of the cultural creation industry and reach more consumers.


In addition to Amap and Tmall Taobao, Hema, Ant Financial and Koubei have also formed a joint force to power new consumption with the help of the Alibaba platform effect. Among them, Hema has 26 stores in Beijing, and many citizens usually enjoy the convenience of "Hema district housing". At the meeting, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Hema held an awarding ceremony for 12 partners of "Hema Cooperative Planting/Breeding Base" including Yueshengzhai. On May 20, Hema signed the Memorandum of Cooperation with the Shanghai Municipal Agricultural Commission, and licensed 27 high-quality agricultural product bases. At present, Hema has reached direct purchase strategic cooperation with more than 500 bases in China.


In the past few years, the intelligent business circle and catering service based on mobile payment have gradually become an important part of modern life. At this CIFTIS, Ant Financial launched the "Ant Financial Intelligent Business Circle Practice and Plan", which will promote the intelligent upgrading of business infrastructure in the business circle, promote the construction of online and offline integration of intelligent business circle service platform, promote the construction of business circle credit consumption system, and jointly create a business circle big data management platform.


In addition, combined with the long-term practice of the Alibaba Business Operation System in the catering field, under the guidance of the Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau, Alibaba's Koubei Platform launched Beijing-oriented "Big Data of Beijing Catering Consumption Trend", which analyzed the new trends of important catering scenarios such as Beijing midnight snack, and provided a real and dynamic consumption guide for Beijing citizens' partying days.


Next, we will invite Zhang Huiying, Member of the UNWTO Advisory Committee and Senior Business Manager of WTCF, to release the 2018 Annual Report on Development of World Tourism Cities.


Official Release of 2018 Annual Report on Development of World Tourism Cities
During the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), the 2018 Annual Report on Development of World Tourism Cities was released officially by WTCF.


The 2018 Annual Report on Development of World Tourism Cities is mainly divided into four parts. The first part is a summary of the development of world tourism cities. It mainly expounds the main trends of the development of world tourism cities in 2018; the second part is the comprehensive ranking list of world tourism cities. London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Sydney, Dubai, Hong Kong, Rome, Bangkok, Berlin, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Vienna, Las Vegas, Milan, Kuala Lumpur and Los Angeles ranked in the top 20 in the list; the third part is the six rankings of world tourism cities, including resource attraction, industry prosperity, city support, tourism convenience, economic contribution and tourism satisfaction; the fourth part is the compilation method of the development report. It mainly introduces the sample city selection, evaluation index setting, analysis of data sources and data synthesis method of the 2018 Development Report.


 The Annual Report on Development of World Tourism Cities is one of the main academic achievements of WTCF, and the "World Tourism Cities Ranking List" is the core content of the Annual Report on Development of World Tourism Cities. During the Qingdao Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit in September 2018, WTCF has released the ranking of the 2018 Annual Report on Development of World Tourism Cities, a full text.


WTCF is the first global international organization in the world focusing on tourism cities. It adheres to the core concept of "Better City Life through Tourism" and is committed to promoting cooperation and exchanges among world tourism cities. Since its establishment in 2012, WTCF has organized experts to carry out continuous research on the evaluation system of world tourism cities. Every year, it publicly publishes the Annual Report on Development of World Tourism Cities and the World Tourism Cities Ranking List, aiming at summarizing the advanced experience and weak links of tourism cities through the research and analysis of different dimensions of tourism cities, examining the development of world tourism from the perspective of cities, and providing reference experience for the development of world tourism cities. At this CIFTIS, WTCF will also organize the tourism thematic meeting - "2019 WTCF Investment & Financing Conference".


Now, I would like to introduce to you the situation of 2019 CIFTIS:

 I. Important achievements
Theme by "openness, innovation, intelligence and integration", focusing on the fields of technology, culture, health and commerce, 2019 CIFTIS will hold hundreds of forum meetings such as global trade in services summits, international forums, industry conferences and thematic forums, as well as hundreds of negotiation and trading activities such as national promotion, provincial and municipal promotion and industry negotiation. For the first time, it has adopted the mode of "one home field with breakout venues", including the Olympic Celebration Square and Beijing International Convention Center as the home field and 10 breakout venues such as Wangfujing Commercial Street, Xicheng Financial Street, old and new China International Exhibition Centers, Palace Museum. The total area of exhibition is 165,000 square meters, and the session and area of the venues are much greater than those of previous exhibitions.


This CIFTIS has been actively organized and widely participated by relevant international organizations, government departments of foreign countries and regions, embassies of various countries in China, domestic and foreign business associations, and enterprises at home and abroad in various provinces, districts and cities. According to preliminary statistics, there will be 21 international organizations participating in the exhibitions and conferences, of which 9 will hold international forums and other activities; 31 provinces, districts and cities, Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, 5 cities specifically designated in the state plan and Shenyang will participate in the exhibitions and conferences; Fujian Province will be the guest of honor of this CIFTIS; 2 foreign dignitaries, 3 former foreign dignitaries, 10 heads of international organizations and foreign ministerial guests will attend the exhibition; 1 academician of the Academia Europaea, 4 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 2 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and more than 300 well-known experts, scholars and entrepreneurs will attend and deliver speeches.


At present, 7,998 enterprises and institutions have been confirmed to participate in the exhibitions and conferences, including 1,690 in exhibitions and 6,308 in conferences. Among these enterprises, there will be 614 multinational corporations and well-known enterprises in the industry, 63 of which are among the world's top 500 (36 overseas and 27 domestic). In addition, 36,000 businessmen and representatives, 153 media and more than 500 media journalists will attend the exhibitions and conferences.


On May 27, the "Preparatory Committee Round Table Conference for CIFTIS Trade in Service Vision Committee" sponsored by CIFTIS Organizing Committee was successfully held in Beijing. Wang Bingnan, Deputy Director of CIFTIS Organizing Committee and Deputy Minister of Ministry of Commerce and Wang Hong, Deputy Mayor of Beijing attended the conference and addressed speeches. Guests, including persons in charge and representatives of related international organizations, persons in charge of domestic and foreign business associations, experts and scholars of the domestic and foreign service trade field, famous entrepreneurs and company representatives, positively participated in and promoted the preparatory work of CIFTIS Trade in Service Vision Committee (hereinafter referred to as "Committee") and Beijing International Service Trade Alliance (hereinafter referred to as "Alliance"). They shared their opinions and ideas about how to well prepare for the establishment of the Committee and the Alliance, promote the development of the global service industry and trade in service, and turn CIFTIS into the fair for trade in services with global influence.


Today is the first day of the opening ceremony. 18 events were held, including the Global Trade in Services Summit, international forums, industry symposium negotiation activities, thematic activities of overseas countries and regions, thematic activities of provinces, districts and cities, etc.


(I) 2019 CIFTIS Global Trade in Services Summit
At 10 a.m., the Global Trade in Services Summit was held. During the first half, Chen Jining, Mayor of Beijing, served as the host, Cai Qi, Secretary of Beijing Municipal Party Committee read out the congratulatory letter sent by the Chinese President Xi Jinping, Zhong Shan, Minister of Ministry of Commerce, Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger, and Charlot Salwai, Premier of Vanuatu, made a speech, and Hu Chunhua, Vice Premier of the State Council, delivered a keynote speech. During the second half, Wang Bingnan, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Commerce, presided over the conference, and Voravit Techasupakula, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Ludger Schuknecht, Deputy Secretary-General of OECD, Yi Xiaozhun, Deputy Director-General of WTO, Wang Binying, Deputy Director-General of WIPO, Gao Tianlei, Group President of Huirui Puqiang Management Limited Company, Wang Xiaochu, Chairman of China Unicom, and Pang Xinxing, Chairman of Startimes Group, gave an excellent speech.


(II) 4 international forums
Including: Belt and Road Forum for Cooperation in Trade in Services, WTO Digital Forum on Trade in Services, International Forum on Intellectual Property Promoting Overseas Development of Service Enterprises, OECD Seminar


(III) 7 thematic forums and negotiation activities
Including: International Technology Service Industry Development Summit Forum, Strategic Conference of Siyuan Block Chain, Innovation and Development Forum on International Cultural Trade, Big Health and Financial Industry Summit, Third Summit Forum on Health Tourism of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2019 Beijing Headquarter Economy International Forum, First Seminar on Digitalization of Trade in Services


(IV) 3 thematic activities of provinces, districts and cities
Including: Fujian Theme Day, Beidaihe New Area Life and Health Industry Promotion Conference, Wuxi Culture and Trade Development Promotion Conference


(V) 4 thematic activities of overseas countries and regions
Including: Irish Education Promotion Conference, United Arab Emirates Thematic Activity, "Belt and Road" Trade and Investment Opportunities Promotion Seminar, Peru Thematic Activity.


II. Important agenda and highlights for the next day
2019 CIFTIS (on May 29) will hold 37 activities:


(I) 3 international forums
Including: 2019 WTCF Investment & Financing Conference - Investment & Financing Forum, 2019 Beijing International Forum on Creative Economy, Forum on Innovative Development and International Cooperation in Trade in Services
(II) 6 industry conferences
Launching Ceremony of Chinese Medicine Theme Day and Overseas Chinese Medicine Service Trade Conference, 2019 China E-Commerce Convention Opening Ceremony and Theme Forum, 2019 Chinese Cuisine International Development Convention, 2019 International Sports Services Trade Conference, China Convention and Exhibition Industry Conference and Capital Conference Hall Industry Development Forum, China Cultural Industry Development Forum
(III) 20 thematic forums and negotiation activities
"Intelligently Link the Global and Create the Future" International Forum on Future Urban Innovation and Development - main forum, "Intelligently Link the Global and Create the Future" International Forum on Future Urban Innovation and Development -2019 International Forum on Artificial Intelligence, China International Conference for the Investment and Trade of Cultural Industries, Current Life and Future of Digital Interactive Life, "Smart Child" Digital Summit of Penguin Fairy Tales Ecological Platform, Thirteenth International Forum on Trade in Services, Thematic Forum on "Quality Development of Capital Trade in Services", "Connecting Home to the World" Summit Forum on Intangible Cultural Heritage, Non-Heritage Industry Promotion Conference, 2019 WTCF Investment & Financing Conference - Investment Symposium, 2019 China E-Commerce Convention Professional Forum - E-Commerce Law Forum, China (Beijing) Eurasian International Logistics Cooperation Forum, Second China Service Design Congress opening ceremony and main forum, Second China Service Design Congress sub-forum: Service Design and Experience Economy, Service Design Night, Foreign Intellectual Property Service Promotion Conference, Seminar on the Cultivation and Operation of High Value Patents, Overseas Chinese Cuisine Development Sharing Forum, 2019 Beijing Investment Fair and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Investment Promotion Conference, Zhongguancun Forum on Application and Development of Artificial Intelligence Industry
(IV) 6 thematic activities of provinces, districts and cities
Henan Free Trade Pilot Area Cultural Trade Industry Symposium, Guizhou Service Trade Pilot, Culture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Project Promotion Conference, Ganzhou Special Promotion Conference, Chongqing Special Activity, Yunnan Theme Day Special Promotion and Negotiation, Nanjing Service Trade Development (Beijing) Promotion Conference
(V) 5 thematic activities of overseas countries and regions
Portugal Thematic Activity, European-Lithuanian Medical Tourism Theme Promotion Conference, Switzerland Thematic Activity - Third Sino-Swiss Cultural Innovation and Exchange Forum, Brazil Thematic Activity
That's the end of today's conference. Thank you.