On August 1, 2018, the Circulation Industry Promotion Center of MOFCOM and the Weifang Municipal People’s Government of Shandong Province held the press conference of the “2018 National Agriculture-Commerce Interconnection & Targeted Poverty Alleviation and Production-Marketing Docking Conference” in Beijing. Deputy Director of the Circulation Industry Promotion Center Zhao Jian and Deputy Director General of Weifang Bureau of Commerce Wang Tian attended the press conference and released relevant issues.
The “2018 National Agriculture-Commerce Interconnection & Targeted Poverty Alleviation and Production-Marketing Docking Conference” is held to implement the spirit of the 19th Communist Party of China National Congress, the Opinions of the Central Committee of the CPC and the State Council on Implementing the Strategy for Vitalizing Villages and the plans of the central economic work conference and the central rural work conference in the new era of agricultural products’ circulation. With the themes of “agriculture-commerce interconnection, targeted poverty alleviation and rural vitalization”, this conference works toward the interconnection between agriculture and commerce and intends to build an exchange and docking platform for the new type of agricultural operating entities, for the enterprises of agricultural products’ circulation and for the enterprises of technology service, through the display of the featured agricultural products of national high-quality and the advanced technology of agricultural products’ circulation.
This conference is hosted by the Circulation Industry Promotion Center, supported by the Department of Commerce of Shandong Province, co-organized by China Agriculture Wholesale Market Association, China Vegetable Marketing Association, China Meat Association and the National Federation of Agriculture-Commerce Interconnection and is undertaken by Weifang People’s Municipal Government. It will be held at Shandong-Taiwan Convention and Exhibition Center in Weifang, Shandong Province on Sept 20-22, 2018.
The exhibition area of this conference covers 40,000 square meters with 6 pavilions: the first one is the pavilion for targeted poverty alleviation, showcasing the featured agricultural products from the national-level poverty-stricken areas; the second one is the pavilion for high-quality featured agricultural products, showcasing the nationwide high-quality featured agricultural products; the third one is the pavilion for guest provinces of honor, showcasing the high-quality featured agricultural products from guest provinces; the fourth one is the pavilion for technology services, showcasing the advanced technology and services in agricultural products’ circulation; the fifth one is the pavilion for Shandong province, including the special exhibition area of targeted poverty alleviation in Yimeng revolutionary old bases; the sixth one is the pavilion for Weifang, showcasing the results of agriculture-commerce interconnection and the high quality featured agricultural products of Weifang.
During the conference, various activities will be held. The first one is the “docking of the production and marketing of local high-quality featured agricultural products”. Local government officials and leading enterprises will be invited to endorse their local products, to promote the featured local agricultural products, and to negotiate with large buyers directly. The second one is the “forum on agriculture-commerce interconnection and targeted poverty alleviation”. Experts, scholars and practitioners of agriculture-commerce interconnection will be invited to share their views and experience. The third one is the press conference of the fruits of “standardized agriculture-commerce interconnection”. Departments of Weifang Municipal Government will be invited to release the “national demonstration cities for standardized agriculture-commerce interconnection” and the fruits of standardized agriculture-commerce interconnection to provide experience for the work of other regions and enterprises.
As an important carrier of agriculture-commerce interconnection, this conference will focus on promoting the in-depth development of national agriculture-commerce interconnection, highlight the targeted poverty alleviation and production-marketing docking, and make positive contributions to the implementation of “rural vitalization strategy,” the supply-side reform and the modernization development of agricultural products circulation.