On January 21, 2019, the first preparatory work meeting of the 11th Central China Investment and Trade Exposition (Central China Expo) Organizing Committee was held in Beijing. Executive Deputy Director of the organizing committee, Vice-Minister of Commerce and Deputy China International Trade Representative Wang Shouwen and Executive Deputy Director and Secretary-General of the organizing committee and Vice Governor of Jiangxi Province Wu Zhongqiong attended the meeting and delivered speeches. The meeting was presided over by Director of Investment Promotion Agency of the Ministry of Commerce Liu Dianxun. Attending were more than 40 representatives of relevant departments and bureaus of the Ministry of Commerce, relevant departments of Jiangxi Province and the hosting, organizing and supporting organizations of the Central China Expo.
The meeting listened to the overall plan and preparatory work progress of the Central China Expo, work plans of the representatives of provinces and cities and suggestions of the host ministries and committees.
At the meeting, Vice Minister Wang Shouwen made special arrangements on the overall plan of the Expo, the invitations for important guests at home and abroad, theme activities, exhibitions and displays, news and publicity, preparatory work at all stages, and security guarantee of the Expo. He said that we should highly recognize the important role of the Central China Expo, grasp the overall situation of the times, unleash the vitality of opening-up, follow the changing trends of investment, and give full play to the role of the Central China Expo as a significant window to make it a more professional platform. He required that we should stick to the theme of the Expo, do a good job in key activities’ planning, adhere to the eight rules of the CPC Central Committee and focus on the principle of frugality and environmental protection. He emphasized that we should fully recognize the function of utilizing foreign capital, implement the CPC Central Committee’s requirements for stabilizing employment, finance, expectations, foreign trade, foreign capital and investment, implement the Central Economic Work Conference's requirements for consolidation, enhancement, upgrading and clearness, and give full play to the Central China Expo’s role as a platform.
Vice Governor of Jiangxi Province Wu Zhongqiong pointed out that the Central China Expo is not only a pragmatic move to implement the strategy of the rise of Central China, but also a comprehensive and international exhibition platform especially for the Central region. As the host of the 11th Central China Expo, Jiangxi Province attached great importance to it. Since the preparatory work started, Jiangxi has receive strong guidance and assistance from the hosting, organizing and supporting organizations. At present, the preparatory work is progressing orderly. Jiangxi Province will continue to closely follow the domestic and foreign economic situation, fully implement the concrete requirements of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council on successfully holding the Expo, and cooperate with all departments to make the Central China Expo an international event with distinctive characteristics and fruitful achievements.
Director of Investment Promotion Agency Liu Dianxun said that as the leading agency within the Ministry of Commerce, the Investment Promotion Agency will earnestly fulfill its duties, keep close communication and cooperation with all parties to successfully hold the 11th Central China Investment and Trade Expo.
The department of exhibition also attended the meeting.