November 14, 2018: Around 22 pairs of Sino-Pak companies expressed willingness to extend their business relationship and 10 pairs signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the 1st China International Import Expo conference.
Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the opening ceremony of 1st China International Import Expo as the keynote speaker. In his address, PM Imran Khan expressed that Pakistan aims to be more competitive and welcoming market for businesses around the globe. Speaking about the CPEC, he said that the project will cut costs and distances and make the markets more competitive.
During CIIE, a three-day matchmaking conference was organized by Bank of China to bring Chinese importers and exporters from around the globe on one platform. A total of 900 international exporters and 15,000 Chinese importers attended the BOC matchmaking conference.
Over 200 meetings and presentations were organized between Chinese and Pakistani companies during the BOC matchmaking conference. Chinese importers particularly showed interest in textile, agricultural and leather products of Pakistan. Bank of China arranged a dedicated conference hall for exhibitors to display their presentations.