13th China-Northeast Asia Expo: Build a new platform for “online + offline” cooperation in Northeast Asia

The 13th China-Northeast Asia Expo will be held in Changchun from September 23 to 27. A total of 1,001 enterprises at home and abroad will participate in the expo.

This year’s expo, themed on “Join Hands in Northeast Asia for New Development”, will cover an exhibition area of about 70,000 square meters, with seven theme pavilions including a Science and Technology Innovation Pavilion, Automobile Pavilion, Northeast Asian Countries Pavilion, Jilin Pavilion, Autonomous Region and City Pavilion, Imported Goods Pavilion and New Media Live Broadcast Pavilion. The expo adheres to the combination of epidemic prevention & control and safe exhibition. The Northeast Asia Expo online integrated service system includes online exhibition, online meeting, marketing promotion, e-commerce services and other functions, which will facilitate online trade docking, project promotion and investment cooperation. The expo will adopt a combination of “online and offline” methods to host a number of business activities such as the Northeast Asia Cooperation High-level Forum and the Northeast Asia Regional Cooperation Roundtable.

Since it was first held in 2005, the expo has become an important platform for consensus building and economic and trade cooperation among the six Northeast Asian countries, with a total of 2,822 cooperation projects signed. The expo this year will build a new “online + offline” platform for high-level dialogue and economic and trade cooperation in Northeast Asia, establish a new mechanism for regional cooperation in Northeast Asia, and create an important window for China’s opening-up to the north and a hub for cooperation in Northeast Asia.

Northeast Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the world. In the first half of the year, the trade volume between China and the other five countries in Northeast Asia was about $417.9 billion, up 26 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

As an important open platform in Northeast Asia, the expo has played a great role in regional economic and trade exchanges and interactions over the years, according to Yuan Zaiqing, president of China Convention and Exhibition Society. He added that while maintaining the sustainable development of trade, countries have also worked together to overcome many difficulties. The expo will continue to follow the new development concept and will make efforts to build a dual-circulation development pattern of “relying on China, facing Northeast Asia and embracing the world” in China’s convention and exhibition industry.