Layout for second import expo released       Release date:2019-01-09

The exhibition area for the second edition of the China International Import Expo will be larger than the first, according to the new layout its organizers released on Wednesday to mark the 300-day countdown for the trade show.

Based on the layout which was published by the CIIE Bureau on its Chinese micro-blog Weibo account, the event's business exhibition section will feature seven categories as well as an outdoor exhibition area to accommodate more exhibitors. The total area for this section will be larger than the first.

Areas dedicated to consumer electronics, smart household appliances and consumer goods are also among those that have been expanded for the second expo, which will occupy three exhibition halls in the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).

With the addition of the outdoor exhibition area in the venue's northern plaza, high-end equipment will become the largest exhibition category. It will showcase products such as industrial robots, engineering machinery and special-purpose vehicles.

The area for the Country Pavilions, however, will remain at 30,000 square meters.

According to the organizers, the expo will again be held in early November and in conjunction with the Hongqiao Economic and Trade Forum.

The first expo, which was attended by 3,600 companies from more than 130 countries, saw potential deals worth more than $57.83 billion being made.