As the largest comprehensive trade in services platform in the world, the CIFTIS held since 2012 has made positive contributions in promoting international trade in services exchanges and cooperation, driving the liberalization and facilitation of global trade in services, accelerating the transformation of economic growth mode, and expediting the development of open world economy.
Themed by "openness, innovation, intelligence and integration", the 2019 CIFTIS stresses the opening up of service sector and trade in services, and helps to build a new pattern of overall opening up; stresses internationalization and deepens the "Belt and Road" international cooperation on trade in services; stresses innovation-driven, intelligent development, integration and improvement, and leads the innovation and development of service sector and trade in services; stresses negotiation trade, and enables participating enterprises to achieve pragmatic cooperation.
The 2019 CIFTIS attracted 137 overseas countries and regions, 21 international organizations, China's provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, more than 180 domestic and foreign business associations, 8,000 domestic and foreign enterprises and institutions to participate in the exhibition. It held a multitude of exhibitions covering an area of 165,000 square meters, more than 240 forum meetings and negotiation and trade activities, which has hit new highs in terms of exhibition specifications, internationalization level and industry influence. In the meantime, the 2019 CIFTIS has centrally displayed and promoted China's quality services through holding development achievement exhibition, innovative technology product exhibition and selection service demonstration cases, which further establishes China's service brand in the international arena.