A DELEGATION comprised of representatives of 2,600 Shenzhen enterprises are attending the China International Import Expo being held in Shanghai, according to a report on Shenzhen TV yesterday.
The Shenzhen delegation headed by Vice Mayor Wang Lixin is comprised of 16 subdelegations covering science innovation, education, health, cultural tourism and agriculture.
In section C of the Food Hall of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), at the invitation of the New Zealand Government, Evergrande Agri-Husbandry Group has set up a booth showcasing a full array of imported products including well-known beef and lamb products produced by Prime Range Meats, dairy products, rice products made in Thailand, olive oil made in Spain, sunflower oil made in Ukraine, flour made in Russia and abalone from New Zealand.
"We organized a team of 30 people for the expo to manifest the foodstuff we import for domestic customers and hope to find more high-quality suppliers through the expo to provide more high-quality products and services to consumers," Jiang Dong, vice president of Evergrande Agri-Husbandry Group, was quoted by the Shenzhen Economic Daily as saying yesterday.
The food section of the expo attracted nearly 2,000 enterprises from 100 countries and regions.
Prime Range Meats is a meat-processing factory acquired by Evergrande Agri-Husbandry Group, and Jiang took the China International Import Expo as an opportunity to enter the mainland market.
For this year's expo, brand enterprises — BYD, CSOT, Foxconn, Amer, Mindray, Konka, Skyworth and Han's Laser — supply chain enterprises — Eternal Asia and YH Global — retail enterprises — China Resources Vanguard and Walmart China — and agriculture companies — Shenzhen Agriculture Produce Group and Evergrande Agri-Husbandry Group — have set up booths at the expo.
The enterprises cover the science and innovation, health, education, tourism, transportation, retail and leasing industries. The Shenzhen delegations showed interest in the procurement of electronic and household appliances, garments and daily necessities, automobiles and parts, intelligent and high-end equipment, food and agricultural products, medical appliances and health-care products.
The Shenzhen delegation will hold a matchmaking meeting tomorrow, inviting 40 enterprises to sign import contracts. More than 30 suppliers from overseas, including Russia, South Korea and Japan, will attend the negotiations with Shenzhen buyers.