HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The 14th West Lake International Expo Hangzhou, China officially opened on October 13. Themed "Quality West Lake Expo, Happy Hangzhou", the 22-day event features 132 programs and 14 sub-venues with exhibitors from more than 40 countries. The expo is expected to receive as many as 10 million visitors and generate 10 billion yuan (approx. $US 1.6 billion) in trade business, US$1 billion ($US 160 million) in contracted foreign investment and 10 billion yuan (approx. $US 1.6 billion) in domestic investment.
This year's expo brings in 38 new programs, highlighting the importance of the role that the expo will play in the economic development of Hangzhou. More than two-thirds of the programs are closely related to industrial transformation, including the International Investment Cooperation Conference, the China-Latin America Entrepreneur Summit, the Hangzhou Cultural and Creative Industry Expo, the China 100-CEO Communication Conference, the Hangzhou Electronic Information Expo, the New Energy Vehicle Industry Expo and the Global Lighting Conference. The expo's floor space of 100,000 square meters, of which 20 percent has been taken by international booths, is attracting more than 50,000 professional visitors including 5,000 from outside of China. In numbers, exhibits by foreign companies account for more than 55 percent of the total. A series of internationally recognized brand events are being held to catch the attention of potential customers, bring together a variety of resources and facilitate economic development.
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SOURCE: Hangzhou West Lake Expo Organizing Committee
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