Similar to the past four years, the Hungarian National Trading House set up a national stand at this year’s China–CEEC Investment and Trade Expo in Ningbo, an event of great economic significance that focuses on international consumer products. The 200 m2 Hungarian stand hosted six businesses representing the country. Péter Szijjártó, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade spoke at the Conference of China–CEEC Economic and Trade Ministers, running in parallel with the exhibition.
The city of Ningbo has made it a strategic objective to become a hub for investment, trade, tourism, cultural and educational cooperation between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. For this reason, it has hosted the conference of China–CEEC Economic and Trade Ministers for the third year, and organised the Expo showcasing products from 16 Central and Eastern European countries for the fourth time. Considering the economic significance of these events, Hungary’s minister for foreign affairs and trade Péter Szíjjártó delivered a speech at the ministerial meeting preceding the expo.
At the large-scale international consumer products trade show Hungary was present with a 200 m2 collective stand. Gabor Kun, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Hungarian National Trading House commented, ‘This year visitors to the expo could sample prime Hungarian herbal preparations, state-of-the-art winemaking technologies, Hungarian innovation solutions, a property development project worth near HUF 50 bn. In addition, we are excited to facilitate the presentation of a company providing B2B multimodal services that are able to connect stations at sea and on shore.’
A novelty, this year a photo display will also feature at the Hungarian pavilion, with material provided by the Hungarian Tourism Agency.
Hungary will be guest of honour at China International Import Expo
Together with Germany and the UK, Hungary will feature as guest of honour of the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, between 5-10 November 2018. Although the trade show is organised for the first time, it aims to become a regular event. The idea is to connect businesses with a competitive portfolio of products and services with potential Chinese partners and distributors.
‘The fact that China is organising such an event shows clearly that the country is willing to expand global trade cooperation and to open up its 1.4 bn market. We want to make sure that the Hungarian economy and Hungarian SMEs in particular stand to gain from these efforts, and the China International Import Expo is a fantastic opportunity for that,’ he added.
The one-of-a-kind event focuses on the products and services offered by the automotive and the pharmaceutical industries, agriculture as well as tourism and related sectors.