On the morning of May 24th, the SCO Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Qingdao Forum and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization International Investment and Trade Expo opened in Jiaozhou Fangyuan Sports Center in Qingdao, Shandong Province. Nearly 400 people from 18 government organizations, Chinese embassies and consulates, economic and trade groups, experts and scholars, and business representatives from SCO countries attended the conference, including 95 overseas guests. Jieguang Electric was invited to attend.
It is understood that this event originated from the SCO summit in Qingdao. In June last year, the Chinese government supported the construction of a China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Demonstration Zone in Qingdao. Based on the national level, we will redefine Qingdao's future development coordinates and create a new highland of “One Belt, One Road” open cooperation in the new era. In order to speed up the construction of the Shanghe Demonstration Zone, the Qingdao Municipal Government plans to hold the Qingdao Forum on Local Economic and Trade Cooperation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization every year from 2019, and hold the Shanghai Cooperation Organization International Investment and Trade Expo. As the main front of the construction of the Shanghe Demonstration Zone, Jiaozhou has become the permanent venue of the forum and the Expo.
The theme of this forum is "to promote cooperation, build together, share - to create a new situation for local economic and trade cooperation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization", focusing on "promoting interconnection and excavation, mobilizing new cooperation for SCO cooperation" and "promoting investment and trade facilitation and assistance." The two topics of SCO's new development of cooperation have exchanges and discussions on investment and trade liberalization and facilitation, regional financial center construction, SME cooperation, energy cooperation, and cooperation among key parks. As a supporting event of this forum, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization International Investment and Trade Expo will last until the 26th, for a period of three days. The exhibition venue is located in Fangyuan Sports Center of Jiaozhou City. The exhibition scale is 10,000 square meters. It consists of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Demonstration Zone Planning and Achievement Exhibition Area, the SCO National Pavilion Exhibition Area, the Chinese and the SCO Cooperation Enterprise Exhibition Area, etc. Cultural industries, investment and trade, tourism, agricultural products, specialty crafts, intelligent electronics, technology appliances, construction machinery, etc. There are more than 400 exhibitors and enterprises, including more than 150 overseas exhibitors and enterprises, and about 500 exhibitors and buyers.
The reporter learned that the Shanghe Demonstration Zone is home to important transportation hubs such as Qingdao Port, 4F Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport and Shanghe Multimodal Transport Center. The three-dimensional transportation network of sea, land, air and iron is developed. At present, six international trains, including Central Europe, Central Asia, China and Mongolia, and seven domestic trains have been opened, and an international multimodal transport corridor that spans Eurasia, land, sea, and air is coordinated. In 2018, the container handling capacity of Qingdao Multimodal Transportation Center in Shanghe Demonstration Zone was 536,000 TEU. More than 50 logistics companies such as Sinotrans, China Railway Group and Luqiao have settled in Jiaozhou, and the trading platforms of Xingangzhou, China Merchants and Minsheng have gathered.
The Qingdao Cooperation Forum on Local Economic and Trade Cooperation and the Shanghai International Cooperation and Trade Fair will play an important role in promoting the high standard construction and high level development of the Shanghe Demonstration Zone. In the next step, Jiaozhou City will gradually cultivate and expand the scale of the Forum and Expo, upgrade its grades, spread more Jiaozhou voices on the world stage, and enhance the city's international popularity and influence.