An exhibition space of three hundred square meters in one of the most important Chinese fairs on science, technology and innovation: this is how the Italy Pavilion forms part of the second edition of Smart China Expo, that opened today at the International Yuelai Conference Center in Chongqing. Italy, together with Great Britain and Singapore, are the Guest of Honour Countries of the four-day event which hosts 800 Chinese and foreign companies. Curated by the Italian Consulate General in Chongqing in association with the Italian Trade Agency ICE and the Chamber of Commerce in China, the Pavilion hosts some of the companies that are particularly representative of the excellence of Italian industry and technology.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by the Vice Chairman of the Chongqing Municipal People’s Congress, Wang Yue, in representation of local authorities, who highlighted the excellent phase in China-Italy relations in strategic areas such as the aerospace, automotive and semiconductor sectors and new technologies.
Present at the ceremony was also the Minister Counsellor Emanuele de Maigret, the head of the Commercial Office at the Italian Embassy in China, who focused on the importance of our Country’s participation with a view to further strengthening bilateral relations in the field of innovation.
Moreover, the first edition of the “China-Italy Big Data (Automotive) and Smart Mobility Forum” will take place at the Expo grounds on 28 August. Organised by the Italian Consulate General in Chongqing, in partnership with the China International Intelligent Industry Expo Organizing Committee, the China Automotive Engineering Research Institute and the Beijing Institute of Technology, the Forum was conceived to explore tangible cooperation options between the worlds of academia and industry in Italy and in China.