Build a Larger Platform for International Exchanges and Cooperation — 2023 CICEE RCEP Investment Promotion Conference was held in Beijing

Best John
5 min readFeb 18, 2023

Beijing, China / TimesNewswire / February 18, 2023 — The tide surged in the east, and friends came from afar. On the afternoon of February 17th, 2023, the matchmaking & exchange meeting of infrastructure investment and construction under the RCEP framework and the Promotion Conference of the 2023 Changsha International Construction Equipment Exhibition (hereinafter referred to as “2023 CICEE”) was successfully held in Beijing. This activity showed the confidence and determination of the CICEE to deeply integrate into RCEP by embracing international economic and trade cooperation, and promoting the coordinated development of the construction machinery industry and RCEP. At the conference, the Organizing Committee of the 2023 CICEE sent “invitation letters” to RCEP countries, and signed exhibition agreements with Zoomlion, Herrenknecht, Shantui, and Lovol, four global top 50 construction machinery enterprises.

Attended the event are Ms. Nalintib Homvisetvongsa, Minister (Commercial) of the Thai Embassy in China, Ms. Prapaporn Srihara, Minister Counsellor (Commercial) of the Thai Embassy in China, MS. Nadia Sumampouw, Counsellor for Economic Affairs of Embassy of Indonesia in China, Mr. Khouanchay Iemsouthi, Economic-Commerce Attaché from the Embassy of Lao PDR in China, Mr. Emmanuel W. Ang, Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of the Philippines, Mr. Yap Cheng Boon, Counsellor (Commercial) of the Singapore Embassy in China, and more than 10 ambassadors, diplomats, and representatives of trade, investment and industry organizations from Australia, Japan, and South Korea.

Zheng Chao, Executive Vice President of China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products, Long Yuxiang, Executive Chairman of China International Culture Communication Center, Zhou Yue, Deputy Director of Hunan Provincial Department of Commerce, Kang Zhenlin, Deputy Mayor of Changsha Municipal People’s Government, Li Shun, Vice Chairman of the Changsha CPPCC and Director of the Changsha Municipal Convention and Exhibition Office, and Li Xiaobin, Deputy Secretary-General of Changsha Municipal People’s Government and second grade inspector; and representatives from the top 50 global construction machinery enterprises such as XCMG, Zoomlion, Herrenknecht, Shantui, and Lovol, as well as enterprises in infrastructure construction fields such as LafargeHolcim, Power China, China Logistics Group, China Electronics Corporation, China National Materials Industry Import & Export Corporation, CCECC, Gezhouba Group, China Coal Technology Engineering Group, and GENETEC CNIC.

Connect with International Trade and Expand the Radius of Cooperation.

Since January 1, 2022, RCEP has been put into effect in 14 countries and is gradually developing into a highlight for world economic growth. As the country with the largest economy in RCEP, China’s accession to RCEP is a major strategic deployment to accelerate regional economic and trade cooperation to achieve win-win cooperation, and is also a step to open an important window for the development of the global construction machinery industry.

Zhou Yue, Deputy Director of Hunan Provincial Department of Commerce said that Hunan actively merged into the tide of globalization and RCEP, and actively expanded its international “circle of friends”. “In 2022, Hunan’s import and export to other RCEP member countries reached 230 billion yuan, a growth of 27.6%, accounting for 32.5% of Hunan’s total foreign trade value, an increase of 1.9 percentage points from 2021 before RCEP came into effect.”

Kang Zhenlin, Deputy Mayor of Changsha Municipal People’s Government mentioned in his speech that “With the continuous release of policy dividends, RCEP has also become the biggest highlight of world economic growth. As a new modern city that is full of vitality with strong development momentum and wide influence, Changsha maintains close and active economic and trade exchanges with RCEP countries.” Changsha International Construction Equipment Exhibition will seize the great opportunity of RCEP, deeply connect with the construction of “the Belt and Road initiative”, actively integrate into the RECP, thus building a global sales network and platform for construction machinery.

Ms. Nadia Sumampouw, Counsellor for Economic Affairs of the Embassy of Indonesia in China, delivered a speech on behalf of the delegation of RCEP countries in China, and Mr. Emmanuel W. Ang, Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of the Philippines, introduced the current situation of Philippine national infrastructure investment and construction. Chinese and international enterprises such as Power China, LafargeHolcim, and Shantui Co., Ltd. shared their participation in construction projects in RCEP countries, and conducted in-depth exchanges on further integrated development and in-depth cooperation.

Gain momentum for All-round Improvement and Empower the Future of the Industry.

At the promotion conference, Zhou Xianbiao, Secretary-General of China Construction Machinery Society, elaborated on the breakthrough of the 2023 CICEE on behalf of the CICEE Organizing Committee.

Vice Chairman of the Changsha CPPCC and Director of the Changsha Municipal Convention and Exhibition Office, said in the interview, that the Organizing Committee of the 2023 CICEE will strive to build a world construction machinery stage which is “more open and international, better in industrial service, and more functional as an exhibition platform”, to better display the new products, technologies, and brands of China construction machinery industry; to better promote China manufacturing industry to actively embrace RCEP, the Belt and Road Initiative, China-Africa and China-Arab cooperation opportunities and actively expand international and domestic markets; to better promote the high-quality development of advanced manufacturing industry focusing on construction machinery industry and oriented by intelligent, electric and unmanned development.

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