Lujiazui boosts spillover effect of CIIE

english.pudong.gov.cn Updated:2020-10-21

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Stunning night scenery on the Huangpu River in Shanghai. [Photo/WeChat account: pdnews]

Nearly 30 exhibitors at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) have set up operations in the Lujiazui area of Pudong since the first edition launched in 2018, according to the local administration.

For example, Watergen, an Israeli company that provides renewable sources of clean drinking water, has set up its regional management headquarters in Lujiazui. 

The company also plans to set up a production facility and a research and development center in the Yangtze River Delta region this year. 

According to Ivan Melnikov, the company's chief representative in China, it took just two days to register the company in Lujiazui – a testament to the area's high efficiency.

In fact, the Lujiazui administration has remained in contact with many global exhibitors who participated in previous CIIEs over the past two years.

A special working team was established to follow up with these companies and offer targeted services to help them set up operations and expand in the Chinese market.

This year, more than 40 companies in Lujiazui will take part in the third CIIE, including eight global businesses such as Dassault Systemes, ICONA, and Richemont, which are making their debut at the expo this year.