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THE 12TH CHINA INTERNATIONAL FAIR FOR INVESTMENT & TRADE

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THE 12TH CHINA INTERNATIONAL FAIR FOR INVESTMENT & TRADE

    September 8-11, 2008

    Xiamen, China

    THE 12TH CHINA INTERNATIONAL FAIR

    FOR INVESTMENT & TRADE

    Sponsor:

    Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM)

    Co-sponsors:

    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development;OECD

    International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) China Council for International Investment Promotion (CCIIP)

    www.chinafair.org.cn

    CIFIT Organizing Committee

    Tel: +86-592-2669825 2669827

    Fax: +86-592-2669830

    E-mail: cifit@chinafair.org.cn

    Table of Contents

    I About CIFIT ........................................................................................... 2 II Organizational Structure ..................................................................... 2 III CIFIT Functions .................................................................................. 4 IV Voices from across the World ............................................................. 6

    1. International Organizations ............................................................... 6

    2. High-profile Officials from Various Countries ................................. 6

    3. Influential Business Associations ..................................................... 7

    4. Multinational Companies .................................................................. 7 V Activities of CIFIT ................................................................................ 8

    1. Exhibitions & Shows ........................................................................ 8

    2. Forums & Seminars ........................................................................ 10

    3. Project Matchmaking ...................................................................... 10

    4. Fascinating Events .......................................................................... 12 VI Achievements of Previous Sessions .................................................. 12 VII Xiamen, an Enchanting International City for Hosting

    Conventions and Exhibitions ....................................................... 13 VIII Contact Details ............................................................................... 14

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I About CIFIT

    The China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT), approved by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, takes place on September 8-11 every year in

    Xiamen, China.

    Themed on “Introducing FDI” and “Going Global”, CIFIT features a focus upon nationality and internationality, upon investment negotiation and investment policy promotion, upon coordinated development of national and regional economy, and upon economic and trade exchanges across the Taiwan Strait. CIFIT is currently China’s only international investment promotion event aimed at facilitating bilateral investment. It’s also the only and largest global investment event approved by UFI.

    CIFIT has the following major contents: investment and trade exhibition, the International Investment Forum and serial seminars on hot investment issues, and investment project matchmaking symposia. CIFIT not only comprehensively showcases the investment environments, investment policies, investment projects and corporate products in all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government in mainland China, but also attracts investment promotion agencies from dozens of countries and regions to conduct investment briefings. CIFIT offers optimum opportunity for business people at home and abroad to get a bird’s-eye-view on

    the investment climates in China and other countries, and ensures them one-stop shopping service for multilateral investment cooperation, thereby helping them select from the widest range of investment projects and business partners.

In response to the adjustments of the world’s industrial structure and in view of the

    emerging trends, challenges and opportunities in international investment cooperation,

    ththe 12 CIFIT will carry out China’s latest national development strategies, implement the nation’s strategies for coordinated development of regional economies, and promote

    bilateral and multilateral economic exchanges and partnerships. CIFIT is poised to become the world’s most prestigious international investment exposition.

CIFIT’s “golden key logo, consisting of numbers “9” and “8” and letters “CIFIT”,

    indicates that CIFIT takes place on September 8 each year in Xiamen, and symbolizes both CIFIT’s sustainable prosperity and your golden key to success.

II Organizational Structure

    Sponsor: Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM)

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Co-sponsors:

    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) China International Investment Promotion Agency (CIIPA)

Members:

    1. Relevant Central Government Ministries:

    Ministry of Science and Technology,

    General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection & Quarantine State Intellectual Property Office,

    National Tourism Administration,

    Overseas Chinese Affairs of the State Council,

    Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council,

2. National Business Associations:

    China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce,

    Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, China Association of Development Zones,

    China Association of Poverty Alleviation and Development, China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, China Individual Laborers' Association, China Communication and Transportation

    Association

3. Provincial governments (31)

4. Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Government of Macao

    Special Administrative Region

Organizers:

    Fujian Provincial Government, Xiamen Municipal Government, and Investment

    Promotion Agency of Ministry of Commerce, PRC

Leadership of CIFIT Organizing Committee:

    Honorary Chairman: Chen Deming, Minister of Commerce, PRC Chairman: Huang Xiaojing, Governor of Fujian Province Executive Vice Chairpersons:

    Ma Xiuhong, Vice Minister of Commerce, PRC

    Chen Jian, Vice Minister of Commerce, PRC

    Vice Chairpersons: Leaders in charge from all members Secretary-General: Ye Shuangyu, Vice Governor of Fujian Province

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III CIFIT Functions

     A Window on China and a World-Class Stage

Window on Investment in China in 2008

     One-stop exploration of investment climates throughout China with minimal time and costs

    CIFIT showcases China and the investment environments, investment policies, investment projects and corporate products in all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government in mainland China, as well as Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions. It provides overseas investors comprehensive information on Chinas investment policies and key projects and helps

    them select from the widest range of investment projects and business partners; it also creates opportunities for advanced foreign technologies, managerial practices and needed talent to enter China. In recent years, each session of CIFIT has attracted more than 10,000 overseas business professionals from over 100 countries and regions. During the past 11 sessions of CIFIT, a total of 12,784 investment and cooperation projects were signed, involving foreign capital of USD 77.326 billion.

A Gateway to the World in 2008

    -- CIFIT affords you with the fastest access to information on overseas investment and policies.

In recent years, dozens of countries and regions represented by governmental as well as

    non-governmental institutions flocked to attend CIFIT by setting up booths and holding investment briefings and seminars to promote their respective investment environments and projects. Britain, France, Canada, Indonesia, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Hong Kong, Macao and many other countries and regions have held Pavilion Days activities at CIFIT. As a result, Chinese enterprises with sufficient strength to go global can find out about investment environments and information of various countries and regions through CIFIT, thus saving costs from locating investment projects throughout the world. CIFIT is the gateway for Chinese enterprises to venture into the world market and find overseas business partners.

A Rostrum for Information Release in 2008

    -- CIFIT is the most direct channel to obtain the latest investment policies and investment information.

    The International Investment Forum, held during the Fair, has been dubbed the

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“barometer” of international investment, and is China’s most authoritative forum on

    investment policy and international investment strategy. Each International Investment Forum’s speakers include Chinese and foreign leaders, dignitaries and principals of various international economic organizations, economists, and executives from multinationals. The speakers at the dozens of seminars on hot investment topics, investment policies and theories include government officials, principals of intermediary organizations, experts, and scholars and experts from scores of countries. This being the case, CIFIT is the authoritative platform for China to introduce its opening-up and reform policies and release investment information, and is a vital venue for countries to share international investment experiences and explore investment methods.

A Stage for High-level PR Initiatives in 2008

    -- CIFIT provides an unrivalled venue for showcasing your image and brand in a comprehensive manner.

    Each year, state leaders of China, governors in charge of foreign economy from across China, and main principals from related state departments head large delegations to CIFIT. In addition, hundreds of business delegations sent by overseas governments or enterprises, as well as senior officials and managers with decision-making power, assemble together in Xiamen for CIFIT. This facilitates a golden opportunity for CIFIT participants to conduct high-level PR activities and build up valuable contacts. CIFIT also attracts extensive on-the-spot coverage by over 1,000 correspondents from hundreds of domestic and foreign media organizations, providing a vital venue for cities and enterprises to build their brands and images and conduct PR events.

An Incubator of Investment Projects in 2008

    -- CIFIT enables you to identify your most suitable prospective investment project and investment partner from a huge range of backgrounds.

    As a major part of CIFIT, the Project Matchmaking Symposium, an innovation of CIFIT, is dedicated to assisting business owners to locate capital and investors to identify investment opportunities. Each year, the CIFIT Organizing Committee meticulously locates and selects tens of thousands of investment cooperation projects in all hot industries and bids them for investment partnership. Due to its efficient search and matching functions, the Project Matchmaking Symposium always receives an overwhelming response from countless domestic and overseas investors, producing significant results. Since its inception five years ago, thousands of reputable investment agencies and Chinese enterprises from nearly 100 countries and regions have benefited from the symposium, nearly 20,000 sessions of business talks have completed, and contracts and agreements involving hundreds of millions of US dollars have been signed, making the symposium the best incubator for investment cooperation projects

    worldwide.

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IV Voices from across the World

    1. International Organizations

    WTO I've been aware of CIFIT for quite some time now. I think it presents an image of a reformed and opened-up China, and conveys the desire for world economic cooperation and harmonious development. It will help mutual opening up and development between the different economies in the world. This is why so many international economic organizations are joining CIFIT.

    - Pascal Lamy, Director-General of WTO

    UNCTAD In the past 10 years, CIFIT, especially the latest sessions, has reaped a fruitful harvest, attracting the participation of more and more foreign businessmen around the world to share business opportunities through this platform. This session of CIFIT is efficient and successful. As a co-sponsor of the CIFIT, UNCTAD will consistently support this grand international meeting and provide strong support for the overall development of China’s economy.

    - Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary General Of UNCTAD

    UNIDO I wish CIFIT success, and I’m also very pleased that UNIDO is part of all this.

    - Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General of UNIDO

    OECD The amazing international scope of CIFIT is best exemplified by extensive and in-depth involvement from ASEM members, African countries, and even Middle East countries and regions, both as participants and exhibitors. CIFIT is indeed an irreplaceable international investment promotion platform. Hopefully, OECD will enter into more and broader cooperation with CIFIT.

    - Richard Hecklinger, Vice Secretary-General of OECD

    WAIPA CIFIT has evolved into an internationally recognized investment event with tremendous influence. I’m pleased with its achievements and have confidence in its

    future.

    - Kai Hammerich, President of WAIPA

2. High-profile Officials from Various Countries

    Latvia I wish success to all the visitors of CIFIT, to those who have come to Xiamen to think and act in the global world. I am sure this exhibition will give considerable boost to the industrial development of China and new possibilities for closer cooperation between China and

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Latvia.

    - Aigars Kalvitis, Prime Minister of Latvia

    Jordan It is my honor to attend this session of CIFIT with participants including entrepreneurs and economic decision-makers, which fully embodies the profound civilization of modern china as we see today.

    - Muhammad Al-Halaiqah, Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan

    Macedonia CIFIT is the most important national trade and investment fair in China; it has also become one of the most reputable international events for promotion of international investments.

    - Zoran Stavreski, Deputy Prime Minister of Macedonia

    Turkey CIFIT has become an important platform to promote foreign investments in China and to guide Chinese enterprises for investing overseas. CIFIT also has served as an important platform connecting China with other countries for enhanced cooperation and common development.

    - Kursad Tuzmen, Minister of State, Turkey

    Zambia CIFIT brings together friends from business communities across the world to explore business opportunities and pursue interests. This is an aspiration shared by friends from business communities in all nations.

    - Felix Mutati, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia

3. Influential Business Associations

    U.K. It is an exciting opportunity to attend CIFIT in Xiamen. The content and level of CIFIT are very high and completely accord with international standards. This is the best economic and trade event I’ve ever seen.

     - Lord Charles Powell, Chairman of China-Britain Business Council

    U.S. It’s a great pleasure to be here at the International Investment Forum today. This forum is a perfect backdrop to talk about investment in China. - Michael Eskew, Chairman of U.S-China Business Council and Chairman &

     CEO of UPS

4. Multinational Companies

    Carrefour The annual China International Fair for Investment and Trade has become an important epitome of the opening-up and increasing globalization of the Chinese economy.

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     - Daniel Bernard, Chairman & CEO of Carrefour Group

    Emerson CIFIT has contributed tremendously to China’s development and building of relations.

    - David Farr, Chairman & CEO of Emerson Electric

    thV Activities of 12 CIFIT

    1. Exhibitions & Shows

     Showcasing the Charms of Investment

    CIFIT is staged at Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in China, which consists of 13 exhibition areas in the Investment Hall, the Trade Hall and the Tourism Hall with.

    (I) Investment Hall, located at Hall 1 at Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center, includes:

    The Central Pavilion: located in Hall C, it showcases the brilliant achievements of

    China over 30 years of reforms and opening-up, as well as the priorities and results

    of the Attracting FDIand Going Global development strategies, and presents

    Chinas policies on attracting foreign capital and encouraging outward investment.

    The Domestic Pavilion: located in Halls A and B, showcases mainland China’s

    investment policies, investment climate and investment-related products.

    The Overseas Pavilion: located in Halls C and D, consists of exhibition spaces for

    Europe, Asia, Africa, America, Oceania, Portuguese-speaking countries, and

    international friendship cities.

    The Multinational Companies Pavilion: located in Hall C, showcases the

    images, products and China projects of multinational companies and Fortune 500

    companies.

     The Development Zones Pavilion: located in Hall E, showcases national-class

    economic and technological development zones, high-tech industry development zones, bonded zones, export processing zones, Taiwanese investment zones, agricultural demonstration zones, provincial-level development zones, and industrial parks.

     The Modern Service Zones Pavilion: located in Hall E, showcases finance,

    insurance, securities, telecommunication and computer information services, chain operations, freight and logistics, property rights, consultancy, and brokerage institutions, enterprises investment policies, and investment-related products.

    Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation Zones Pavilion: showcases the

    development planning and local investment policies and environments of foreign trade and economic cooperation zones, as well as the corporate images and investment intents

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of Chinese enterprise going global.

    The Property Rights Transaction Pavilion: located in Halls 3 in Exhibition

    Hall 2; also the venue of the concurrent 2008 China Property Rights Project Investment

    Fair; showcases corporate and individual investments projects in the categories of property rights, industries, investments and services, and investment-related products.

    (II) Investment Hall, located in Exhibition Hall 2 of Xiamen International Conference

    and Exhibition Center, including:

     The Equipment Manufacturing Industry Pavilion: located in Hall 2 in

    Exhibition Hall 2, showcases large-sized clean and high-efficiency power generation equipment, ultra-high voltage power transmission and transformation equipment, new-type high-tech garment or textile manufacturing equipment, and safety machinery and equipment for large-scaled mines.

    The Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection Products Pavilion: located in Hall 3 in Exhibition Hall 2, showcases energy efficient products and technologies, new materials, new energy and renewable energy, environmentally friendly household products, water conservation and water treatment, air purification equipment, energy efficiency and emission reduction equipment, and new rural energy developments.

    The African Commodities Pavilion: located in Hall 4 in Exhibition Hall 2; also

    the site of the concurrent Second African Commodities Show; showcases local specialty commodities from Africa.

    Overseas Chambers of Commerce & Taiwan Commodities Quarter:

    located in Hall 5 in Exhibition Hall 2, intended for Overseas Chambers of Commerce, Overseas Chambers of enterprises, enterprises from Taiwan and Taiwanese-invested enterprises, showcases the images and products of Overseas Chambers of Commerce, Overseas Chambers of enterprises and Taiwanese-invested enterprises.

    th(III) Tourism Hall (the venue of the 4 Straits Travel Fair), located in Hall 1 in

    Exhibition Hall 2 of Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center,

    showcases domestic and overseas tourism resources, tourism investment projects

    and tourism products and promoting tourism exchanges and cooperation across

    the Taiwan Strait.

Contact for Domestic Exhibitors: Mr. Chen

    Tel: 86-592-2669819 2669818

    Fax: 86-592-2669823

    E-mail: ciipc28@chinafair.org.cn

Contact for Overseas Exhibitors: Ms. Zhao, Ms. Wang

    Tel: 86-592-2669820 2669821

    Fax: 86-592-2669823

    E-mailzwen@chinafair.org.cn

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