The 1st China Expo Forum for International Cooperation witnessed a grand opening in 2005, with Mme. Wuyi, Vice Premier of the State Council, delivering a keynote speech, to guiding
In CEFCO 2006, Mme. Gu Xiulian, Vice-Chairperson of the NPC Standing Committee, attended the opening ceremony. With a specific vision, the forum focused on hot issues of the industry, like visa application for Chinese exhibitors and a release of a joint declaration by certain Ministries to protect the IPR relating to exhibitions.
In CEFCO 2007, the importance of a harmonious external environment was emphasized by Mr. Xiu Kuangdi, Vice-Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee. Unified industrial service standards were introduced in the forum to strengthen intellectual property protection of
With the theme of “Joining up with the Growing Forces”, CEFCO 2008 mainly focused on new opportunities for secondary cities. It was the first time for CEFCO to be held in
To cope with various crises and cooperate together, discussions on sustainable development of
Adhering to the theme of “New Industry Growth with Confidence”, Mr. Bai Lichen, Vice Chairman of National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, gave a key-note address on the opening ceremony. Along with Shanghai Expo promotions held in
CEFCO 2011 will make “New Vision of the Industry” the theme, covering six major areas: trends of macro development, analysis of local industrial development, exploration of international emerging markets, enhancing the international competitiveness of china's convention industry as well as forging self-owned brands.
With the theme of “Opening-up Co-operation Win-Win”, CEFCO aims at building a platform for exchange and cooperation between Chinese and international exhibition and convention; to blaze a trail to mutual benefit and common development; to seek new channels for two-way access between China and the international market; to push forward the Chinese exhibition industry towards legalization, specialization, marketilization, international cooperation, and strategic partnerships.