Greece participated as the honoured country at the “China International Import Expo 2019 (CIIE)” which was organized in Shanghai, China from 5-10 November 2019. The CIIE 2019 Greek National Pavilion welcomed the Chinese visitor to enjoy a vibrant experience designed for interactive participation.
During the B2B sessions that concluded the forum, 315 meetings were held between Greek companies and amongst them our Chamber and 213 representatives of 132 Chinese companies. Leading Chinese companies participating included: Bank of China, China Development Bank, Juneyao Group & Junyao Air, COSCO Shipping, State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC), China Three Gorges International, Futong Group, ZTE, Huawei, Tencent Technology, Penglai Zhingbai Jinglu Ship Industry, and Ningbo Tongzhou Ship Engineering.
The business forum, organized by Enterprise Greece on 4 November, drew 93 representatives from 62 Greek companies and business associations, and 276 representatives from 157 Chinese companies. More than three hundred business-to-business (B2B) meetings were held in the context of the forum, underscoring the growing commercial relations between Greece and China.
The Greek participation included companies from a wide range of sectors including: energy and construction, food and beverage, tourism and real estate, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, information and communication technologies, shipping and maritime equipment, logistics, financial services and the cultural industry.
Prime Minister Mitsotakis talking to President Xi said that “Greece and China are linked by a deep cultural relationship,” and added expressing gratitude that “during this crucial decade [China] decided to stay in our country and continue to invest.”