On October 18th, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced eight high-quality actions to support the construction of the “Belt and Road” during the opening ceremony of the Third “Belt and Road” International Cooperation Forum, which attracted global attention. On the same day, the organizing committee of the first New Zealand-China Commodity Expo, held in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, signed strategic cooperation partnership agreements with Chinese companies, including China National Travel Service (CTS), China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), China COSCO Shipping Corporation (COSCO), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Yashili, Elephanta, and other Chinese companies’ branches in New Zealand, as well as well-known local New Zealand companies such as AFC Group, Tranxactor, Homehopper, Unicom, Mfour Global, Orient Construction, Tiantian Food, and Ding Sheng Investment, aiming to jointly promote the successful organization of the first New Zealand-China Commodity Expo.

Before the signing ceremony, Wang Jiazheng, Chairman of the New Zealand-China Commodity Expo Organizing Committee, and Ye Qiang, Secretary-General, introduced the preparations for the first New Zealand-China Commodity Expo to the attendees. The expo is jointly organized by five major business organizations in New Zealand: the New Zealand China Chamber of Commerce, the New Zealand China Trade Association, the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) of New Zealand, the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, and the New Zealand Guangdong Chamber of Commerce. The expo has received strong support from the Chinese Consulate General in Auckland, the Guangdong Province Promotion Association, and other provincial and municipal promotion associations.

At 10:00 am on October 18th, the signing ceremony of the strategic cooperation partnership for the first New Zealand-China Commodity Expo was officially held. Wang Jiazheng, Chairman of the Expo Organizing Committee, and Zhang Yun, Vice Chairman, signed strategic cooperation agreements with Song Wei of Yashili New Zealand Dairy Industry Co., Ltd., Kang Xiaoyu, General Manager of COSCO Shipping (Shipping) New Zealand Co., Ltd., Li Ruiqin, General Manager of China Travel Service New Zealand, Yang Xiangtai, General Manager of China Construction New Zealand Branch, Yan Qinghai, General Manager of Elephanta New Zealand, as well as the General Managers and representatives of large local companies in New Zealand, including Tranxactor, Unicom, Homehopper, Mfour Global, Orient Construction, Tiantian Food, Ding Sheng Investment, and AFC Group.

Strategic Cooperation

According to the agreement, the Organizing Committee will sincerely cooperate with each participating company to jointly organize the first New Zealand-China Commodity Expo. Participating companies will organize a strong lineup to participate in the expo, fully showcasing the products and services that benefit the local community in New Zealand. In the future, the Organizing Committee will assist partner organizations in branding, business promotion, and public communication between New Zealand and China.

Important guests, including Li Chuang, General Manager of China UnionPay International New Zealand Branch, Sun Yuxia, General Manager of China Forestry Group New Zealand Branch, and Sun Lu, Vice Chairman of the New Zealand Guangdong Chamber of Commerce, witnessed the successful signing ceremony.

This expo will be held at The Trusts Arena, New Zealand’s largest exhibition center, from December 14th to 16th. The exhibition and investment promotion work is progressing smoothly, and the exhibition’s “four pillars and eight beams” have taken shape, including the Guangdong Pacific Fine Products Exhibition, Chinese Ready-to-Eat Meals, New Zealand Branded Dairy Industry, Green Building Materials, Smart Homes, Tourism and Transportation, Financial Services, Daily Necessities, Food and Beverages, as well as theme pavilions organized by provinces and cities. Next, the Organizing Committee will continue to hold promotional events at home and abroad, continuously expand the popularity and influence of the New Zealand-China Expo, and invite more companies and professional buyers and visitors to participate.

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