One of China’s Three Major Exhibitions - CIFTIS

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In 2012, the Ministry of Commerce and the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, upon the approval of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, jointly hosted the China (Beijing) International Fair for Trade in Services, which, in 2019, was renamed the China International Fair for Trade in Services. In 2020, the abbreviated form of the China International Fair for Trade in Services was changed to “CIFTIS”. In recent years, CIFTIS has emerged as the largest comprehensive exhibition for trade in services nationally and the leading exhibition for trade in services domestically. CIFTIS, China Import and Export Fair and China International Import Expo serve as the three major exhibitions open to the outside world.

The 2020 CIFTIS will be held in the China National Convention Center and surrounding venues in early September. The 2020 CIFTIS will be organized in a form of “offline + online”. Currently, it is prepared according to three schemes: (1) If the COVID-19 pandemic can be effectively controlled, it will be held in an “offline-centered, online-supplemented” mode. (2) If the overseas pandemic prevention and control are far from optimistic, it will be held by “online + offline”. According to the pandemic level, the offline exhibitions mainly target at exhibitors in low-risk areas at home and abroad, while overseas guests and exhibitors who are unable to arrive at the scene will join an online exhibition. (3) If the domestic and foreign epidemic prevention and control still remain serious, it will only be held online in accordance with the general requirements for national epidemic prevention and control.

2020 CIFTIS, themed with “Worldwide Services, Shared Benefits”, covers seven types of activities: (1) key events, including the Global Trade in Services Summit. The summit will invite important guests from home and abroad to give speeches on the rules, orders and much-talked-about topics of international trade in services, and develop a consensus on the development of global trade in services. (2) Summit forums, including “New Trends in Open Development of Trade in Services”, “Trends and Frontiers of Digital Trade Development” and “Trade in Services Facilitation from the Perspective of Multinational Corporations”, and inviting representatives of relevant international organizations and national government agencies, and well-known guests from domestic and foreign industry-university-research circles for discussions and exchanges. (3) Industry conferences and professional forums. Relevant international organizations and institutions, countries and regions overseas, national ministries and commissions, domestic provinces, regions and cities, domestic and foreign business associations, well-known enterprises, etc., hold industry conferences and professional forums centering on topics such as frontier trends in trade in services, innovative development, and international cooperation. In addition, there are negotiating talks, exhibitions, results releases, supporting activities, etc.