In Nanning, the administrative center of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (South China), the 18th China-ASEAN EXPO and the concurrent China-ASEAN trade and investment summit ended today.
During the exhibition, exhibitors entered into 179 transactions for a record total of over 300 billion yuan (about $ 46.59 billion). According to the EXPO secretariat, released at the closing ceremony, the total amount of transactions increased by 13.7% compared to the previous exhibition.
This year, EXPO held 148 events to stimulate trade and economic ties and 26 high-level forums on the topic of industrial chains, cooperation on industrial potential, customs and healthcare.
5,400 stands for offline exhibitors were installed on an exhibition area of over 100 thousand square meters. More than 1,500 companies took part in the EXPO in person.
The area of the exhibition area of foreign countries amounted to about 20 thousand square meters, an increase of 13.4% compared to last year, the organizers noted.
The 19th China-ASEAN EXPO is tentatively scheduled for September 16-19, 2022, and Malaysia will become the thematic country, said the head of the exhibition secretariat Wang Lei.