Category: EXPO

Spoiler! Here Comes the 2021 SCO Expo Guide! Registration Opened Now!

The 2021 SCO International Investment and Trade Expo & SCO Qingdao Forum on Local Economic and Trade Cooperation is opening soon. Themed “Sharing Opportunities Brought by the SCO, Pursuing Common and Open Development”, this year’s Expo consists a variety of sections including the opening ceremony, project signing, Qingdao Forum, “online+offline” exhibitions, negotiations, etc.

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Visitor’s Notice 

Something You Have to Know Prior to Expo

■  Expo Period: April 26-28 (9:00-18:00)

■ Open Day: April 27-28 (9:00-18:00)

■ Venue: Jiaozhou Fangyuan Sport Center

■ Admission: Free

■ Entrance Rules:

1. According to the policies of epidemic control and prevention, anyone who will visit the Expo must make a registration beforehand and go through real-name authentication.

2. Cooperate with security check when entering into the venue, and refrain from bringing dangerous or contraband articles into the exhibition hall.

3. Wear a facial mask at all times during your visit. Smoking or using open flame is strictly forbidden.

■ Reservation Channel:

  1. SCO Expo Official Website: https://www.sco-qd.com/

2. Official WeChat Account and Other Official Platforms: [Official WeChat Account of SCO Expo & Qingdao Forum]

■ Transport: [Parking Lot] Free parking is available at visitors’ parking lot for private cars during open days of the Expo. [Bus] Take No. 15, No. 77 and No. 609 bus lines and stop at Fangyuan Sport Center.

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Expo Guide

More than 400 companies have taken part in the offline exhibition for now, with a total exhibition area of 21,000 square meters and consisting of three zones. From national specialty merchandises to traditional, featured handicrafts, from high-grade, precision and advanced technology products to agricultural machinery and engineering equipment, from Global 500 companies to innovative businesses – this year’s Expo will be presenting you a splendid, refreshing show with distinct characteristics.

Hall 1: Exotic feelings and wonderful experience

Hall 1 of Fangyuan Sport Center, as the main venue of the Expo, has a total exhibition area of 7,000 square meters and more than 100 exhibitors, mainly showcasing the image of SCO countries and major companies from the various countries. Exquisitely designed, those national pavilions embody characteristics of individual nations, with meticulous details and unique architectural styles, highlighting their themes. Exhibits will be arranged and provided by embassies of those countries in China, business associations and other relevant organizations, bound to extend a novel experience full of exotic feelings to visitors.

A Sea Pearl – Sri Lanka Pavilion, where the shape of stands combines the nickname “a tear in the Indian Ocean” for Sri Lanka, and takes a tear shape, full of originality and creativity.

The Splendor of Moon and Stars – Pakistan Pavilion, where the design of sand-colored stands is based on the gate of the forts in Lahore and embellished with green color, echoing with the exhibition.

The Time Gallery in the celebration of the 20th-year anniversary for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization intuitively displays the course of development for the SCO over the twenty years.

Hall 2: Centralized display of renowned Chinese and foreign companies

Hall 2 of Fangyuan Sport Center has a total exhibition area of 5,000 square meters. More than 200 companies and institutions have confirmed their exhibition here, including international companies or organizations from Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, etc., as well as a list of well-known Chinese companies and major companies here in Shandong. Hall 2 will be showcasing such splendid exhibits: specialty products, agricultural products, foodstuff, handicrafts, cultural products, tourism products, etc. from international companies related to the SCO; products concerning infrastructure, energy, logistics, trade, intelligent industry, home appliance, food, agriculture, etc. from well-known Chinese companies and businesses.

Outdoor Exhibition: A cluster of special products from various countries 

  The outdoor exhibition, with a total area of 9,000 square meters, consists of two parts, including 165 booths in total. The outdoor exhibition has attracted near 200 companies to exhibit. Exhibition Zone 1 is for the “Belt and Road” international specialty commodity exhibition, and Exhibition Zone 2 for the agricultural machinery and engineering equipment exhibition. The “Belt and Road” International Specialty Commodity Exhibition is found in the middle of Hall 1 and Hall 2, with a total exhibition area of 4,000 square meters. A popular place for this year’s Expo, here you can find specialty products from foreign-funded enterprises related to Japan, South Korea, ASEAN countries, SCO, European Union, etc., and you will have the opportunity to taste gourmet food from China and overseas like Hokkaido octopus ball, Taiwan-style fried rice stuffed chicken wing, Thai durian pancake, Hong Kong-style egg puff with ice cream, Russia’s jumbo ice cream, fresh juice and coffee, etc.

The Agricultural Machinery and Engineering Equipment Exhibition is situated to the east of Hall 2, where several well-known Chinese or foreign manufacturers of exported agricultural machinery and engineering equipment will be present. In addition, a number of automakers will also be presenting their products here, including NIO Automotive, Sinotruk, Beiqi Foton, the FAW Group, BYD, Chery, etc.

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10 Days Countdown! Chinese and Foreign Media Focus on 2021 SCO Expo

The 2021 SCO International Investment and Trade Expo & SCO Qingdao Forum on Local Economic and Trade Cooperation (the “Expo”) will be held from April 26 to 28 this year at Fangyuan Sport Center, Jiaozhou, Qingdao, Shandong Province.

  The Expo has been prepared in a most concrete way and to the highest standard according to the most rigorous requirement in all aspects from invitation of guests and companies to event arrangement, foreign guest reception, and logistics and support. This grand event, up to international standard, has drawn much attention from all parties concerned. A variety of media has been covering the Expo, including Sina Finance, Sohu News, Dazhong Daily, The Paper, qingdaonews.com, Qingdao Daily, Qilu Evening News, etc. Coverage on this event is heating up as the media is focusing on its nationwide.

The 2021 SCO Expo is opening soon. Welcome to the Expo in person and be part of it!

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Special Coverage: See the Bigger Picture from Just Around the Corner – A Quick View of the 2021 SCO Expo China Pavilion!

The 2021 SCO International Investment and Trade Expo is opening soon. All works for its preparation are counting down, and construction for the venues and pavilions has been accomplished. The exhibits now keep arriving. Today, I, who know you the best, will walk you through the China Pavilion to know more about this wonderful place.

Design of the China Pavilion has been inspired by the mortise and tenon joint structure in traditional Chinese style architecture, plus elements of the Forbidden City. The overall pavilion design is supported by the dominant tone of red and yellow. The pavilion structure consists of more than 5,000 steel tubes, embellished by yellow color that implies good fortune, manifesting the traditional architectural art with a see-through structure thoroughly and vividly thanks to the crisscrossed and cascade design. Elements of palace lanterns from the Forbidden City and of the Mount Tai have been creatively and innovative integrated into the design, with a myriad of twinkling lights shining over the mountains and rivers, showing elegant demeanor of this great nation utilizing a limited space. The design symbolizes China’s development philosophy that is people-centered and focuses on ecological civilization construction. The columns adopt grid elements that best embodies the essence of traditional Chinese craftsmanship spirit. Red- and yellow-colored, the column design matches perfectly with the architectural style that features a rectangular superstructure. The overall design extends a glimpse of a passing beauty from just around the corner, as well as the very touching splendor of Shandong Province that will persist in the future.

During the Expo, what will be showcased at the China Pavilion cover a variety of exhibits from outstanding companies in China, including the global Chinese learning platform, sand table model of the Huo-Yan Laboratory, model of the Qilu Eurasian Block Train, treasured silk cloth, as well as the Huaxia Shenzhou space capsule that allows of a virtual reality experience. Let’s look forward to the upcoming 2021 SCO Expo! And have a better understanding of what sparks could be produced when high- and new-tech products combine with the traditional Chinese culture!

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15 Days Countdown! A Wonderful Experience of Exotic Feelings across Thousands of Miles

Now we have 15 days left to the grand opening of the 2021 SCO Expo. The pavilion construction has basically completed for the Hall 1 exhibition area. Hall 1, with an exhibition area of 7,000 square meters, will be showcasing the image of SCO countries and well-known companies from those countries. The pavilion designs, with unique shapes, have taken into consideration of characteristics of individual countries. Today, I’m presenting you a first glimpse of those pavilions!

Uzbekistan – A Blue Sky

The overall shape of the Uzbekistan Pavilion has learned from the ancient town Khiva and the Shah-i Zindah tomb. This has brought the cultural treasures of Uzbekistan from the ancient Silk Road into the pavilion design, reproducing the “intoxicating blue” of Uzbekistan in the very scene of the 2021 SCO Expo. The sound of camel bells on the Silk Road will be echoing again here at the Expo under the blue sky via the river of time.

Mongolia – The Natural Pastoral

Design of the Mongolia Pavilion centers on the Mongolian style decorative pattern, with a Ger erected in the middle of the pavilion. The general color tone focuses on blue and white because, in the eyes of the Mongolian people, white symbolizes authenticity, purity, uprightness and beauty, while blue embodies eternity, faithfulness and loyalty, as well as the soul of the Mongolian people that adores simplicity, integrity, tenacity, courageousness and freedom, thoroughly reflecting the theme of the pavilion – the natural pastoral.

Turkey – The City of Sky

The Turkey Pavilion adopts a blue color scheme that the Turkish people are quite fond of, and is matched with the characteristic hot air balloon of Turkey. Design of this hot air balloon has integrated pattern elements of the blue ceramic tile and unique small window that are both found in the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, known as the “Blue Mosque”, implying a wanton stroll in the City of Sky with romance as the wind and hot air balloon as the wing.

Moreover, all other national pavilions for individual countries will also highlight their distinct themes and extend a splendid show: SCO Pavilion – The Way of Harmonious Cooperation; China Pavilion – A Lofty Chinese Nation; Russia Pavilion – The Song of Ice and Fire; India Pavilion – Gorgeous and Colorful; Azerbaijan Pavilion – The Holy Relic amidst Flowers; Tajikistan Pavilion – High Mountain and Flowing Water; Armenia Pavilion – The Shield of Lights; Iran Pavilion – A Beautiful Oasis; Cambodia Pavilion – Golden Treasures; Belarus Pavilion – A Nation with Ten Thousand Lakes; Kyrgyzstan Pavilion – The Fantasy of Lake Issyk-Kul; Nepal Pavilion – A Mountain for the Souls; Pakistan Pavilion – The Splendor of Moon and Stars; Kazakhstan Pavilion – A Stare at the Sun; Afghanistan Pavilion – A City of Miracles; Sri Lanka Pavilion – The Sea Pearl. Know something more exciting at the 2021 SCO Expo!

April 27-28

The Expo venue will be open to the public;

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A wonderful experience of exotic feelings across thousands of miles –

the 2021 SCO Expo will be a worthwhile place for you!

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2021 SCO Expo Fully Upgraded!

The 2021 SCO International Investment and Trade Expo & SCO Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Qingdao Forum is slated to be held at Fangyuan Sport Center in Jiaozhou from April 26 to 28. Preparations are well underway. The expo will be an upgraded version on the basis of the previous editions. 

Larger scale in terms of countries and participants

This year’s expo, with greater influence, will be attended by all 18 SCO countries. Over 20 ASEAN, RCEP, Belt and Road countries will also take part. Nearly 300 leaders and representatives from international organizations including the SCO Secretariat, ASEAN-China Center, WTO, as well as major foreign companies will attend the opening ceremony. The expo is estimated to have nearly 1,000 participants in total, including exhibitors, purchasers and journalists.

Larger exhibition area with a greater variety of exhibits

The expo is planned to have a total exhibition area of 21,000 m2,bigger than the 10,000 m2 at the last edition. That will include 7,000 m2 for SCO national pavilions, 5,000 m2 for major domestic and foreign companies, and 9,000 m2 outdoorsfor the Belt and Road International Specialty Products Exhibition, as well as agricultural machinery and engineering equipment for export.

This year’s exhibits will be more diverse. The categories cover such hot areas as new energy, new technology, digital economy, trade, finance, food, electronics and so on. The outdoor exhibition will display featured products of Belt and Road countries and agricultural machinery and engineering equipment for export. In addition, compared with last year, there will be more consumer products exhibited at this year’s expo. Local residents can very conveniently buy the food and products from various countries at the expo.

Better overall design

Much effort has been put into the design of the pavilions at this year’s expo. To present the images of the SCO countries to visitors in a more appealing and vivid way, the organizing committee has invited top domestic design firms to join the booth design bidding.

 The inspiration for the design of national pavilions comes from the unique culture and history of each country. The original design of the18 national pavilions will give visitors an unprecedented experience.

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the SCO. The Time Corridor specially set up at the main venue of the Expo will introduce the development of the SCO over the past two decades with videos, pictures and stories.

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Exhibition Preview丨Highlights of 2021 SCO International Investment and Trade Expo

The “2021 SCO International Investment and Trade Expo & SCO Qingdao Forum on Local Economic and Trade Cooperation” will be held from April 26 to 28, 2021. The exhibition has attracted much attention. Today we will reveal to you some inside information about the exhibition.

With a total exhibition area of 21,000 square meters, and a 3,000-square meter venue for the opening ceremony, the 2021 SCO Expo is planned as follows:

(I) Main venue at Fangyuan Sport Center (Hall 1):

1. Area of the venue for the opening ceremony: 3,000 square meters.

2. SCO National Image Exhibition and Product Exhibition Area: 7,000 square meters.

The exhibition focuses on the image show of 18 SCO member countries under the leadership of national/regional official institutions. Enterprises engaged in finance, transportation, logistics, energy, and marine industrial and agricultural products in SCO countries will be invited to participate in the exhibition.

The China Chamber of International Commerce has contacted with the embassies, chambers of commerce, associations, and enterprises of 17 SCO countries in China. As of now, the embassies of 13 SCO countries including Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Cambodia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in China have determined to set up national pavilions at the exhibition.

A number of institutions and enterprises will participate in the exhibition of national pavilions, including the China-India Exchange Center, India Infosys, Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund of Kazakhstan, Habib Bank of Pakistan, Russian Export Center, China-Belarus Industrial Park, Iran-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Armenian Chinese Partnership Center, and Nepal-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with the exhibition content covering finance, transportation, logistics, energy, marine, industrial and agricultural products.

Currently, organizers of the following seven national pavilions have provided the number of participating enterprises and their exhibition content:

Pakistan will send 10 enterprises to participate in the exhibition, with exhibits including carpets, jewelry, nuts, etc.;

Turkey will send five enterprises to participate in the exhibition, with exhibits including essential oil, dried fruit, honey, garments, etc.;

Belarus will send five enterprises to participate in the exhibition, with exhibits including dairy products, agricultural products, and images of the China-Belarus Industrial Park;

Sri Lanka will exhibit tea, food, national culture and tourism, etc.;

Azerbaijan will exhibit red wine, nuts, pomegranate juice, etc.;

Kazakhstan will send four enterprises to participate in the exhibition, with the exhibition content covering financial environment, investment environment, oil, grain and other non-staple foodstuffs;

Mongolia will send three enterprises to participate in the exhibition, with exhibits including tourism, copper mine, energy, and wool products. Other countries are busy making preparations for the exhibition.

You will fully enjoy the exotic charm of SCO countries at the 2021 SCO Expo.

(II) East hall (Hall 2):

Hall 2 covers an area of 5,000 square meters in total, including the exhibition area for key domestic and foreign enterprises; exhibition areas for key enterprises of Shandong, enterprises from the nine provinces along the Yellow River, and sponsor enterprises.

Currently, more than 100 enterprises and institutions have applied for the exhibition in Hall 2, including a number of well-known domestic enterprises, key enterprises in Shandong, as well as international enterprises or organizations from Mexico, Singapore, and South Korea. The exhibition covers new energy, new technology, digital economy, industrial Internet, intelligent manufacturing, CNC Technology, infrastructure, light manufacturing, logistics, trade, food, agriculture, machinery, electronics, etc.

(III) Outdoor exhibition: the “Belt and Road” international specialty commodity exhibition & exported agricultural machinery and engineering equipment exhibition

1. International specialty commodity exhibition: covering an area of 4,000 square meters (150 normal booths), mainly inviting foreign enterprises from Japan, South Korea, ASEAN countries, SCO countries, and EU countries;

2. Exported agricultural machinery and engineering equipment exhibition: covering an area of 5,000 square meters, located in the eastern harden ground, mainly inviting enterprises engaged in export of agricultural machinery and engineering equipment manufacturing.

If you want to see the exhibits now,

please visit www.sco-qd.com

or follow the official WeChat account of 2021 SCO Expo & Qingdao Forum

to learn the latest news

and enjoy the infinite charm of the Expo! 

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Attentions for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on 2021 SCO Expo & Qingdao Forum

To comprehensively implement the instructions of the State Council on routine epidemic control mechanisms and the requirements of Shandong Province for regular prevention and control of Covid-19, comprehensively promote Covid-19 prevention and control as well as economic and social development, ensure the epidemic prevention and control efforts during the SCO International Investment and Trade Expo & SCO Qingdao Forum on Local Economic and Trade Cooperation (hereinafter referred to as the “2021 SCO Expo & Qingdao Forum”), and ensure the success of the event, participants shall provide the following materials:

  1. The valid certificate of Covid-19 nucleic acid test with the negative result within the last seven days
  2. Green travel history code on the State Council App
  3. Valid green health code of Shandong
  4. Epidemiology History Screening Form

5. Health Declaration Form

(I) Certificate of negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test result

From April 24 to 28, 2021, all persons (exhibitors, purchasers, forum guests, reporters, conference staff, etc.) who enter the venue of SCO Expo and reception hotels must take Covid-19 nucleic acid tests. The principle of taking the Covid-19 nucleic acid test shall adopt the following principles:

Participants from outside Qingdao: taking the Covid-19 nucleic acid test locally before they come to Qingdao, and submit the certificate with negative results provided by a qualified testing institution to the Organizing Committee of 2021 SCO Expo & Qingdao Forum according to the requirements.

Groups or individuals in Qingdao: taking the Covid-19 nucleic acid test in a qualified testing institution and submit the certificate with negative results to the Organizing Committee of 2021 SCO Expo & Qingdao Forum in time.

Attentions:

Generally, the test report will be issued within 24 hours after the nucleic acid test is taken. The above-mentioned “valid certificate of Covid-19 nucleic acid test with the negative result within the last seven days” is calculated from the “sampling time” on the test report.

(II) Guide for applying the green travel history code on the State Council App

1. It’s recommended that all participants make a registration on the State Council App on WeChat within 24 hours before they arrive at Qingdao.

2. Click on “Travel History Code.”

3. Enter your phone number and the verification code, tick the box of authorization, and click Query.

4. Travel History Code successfully applied.

(III) WeChat applet “Shandong e-Health Pass Card”

Time of registration: It’s recommended that all participants make a registration within 24 hours before they enter the venue.

Way of registration: search for “Shandong e-Health Pass Card” on WeChat or Alipay and make a registration.

(Register by scanning with WeChat or Alipay)

 (IV) Filling in the Epidemiology History Screening Form and Health Declaration Form (Individual)

Requirements for material submission:

  1. Complete the registration of the “State Council Green Travel History Code” and “Shandong e-Health Pass Card” within 24 hours before arriving at Qingdao;
  2. Scan the following QR code for a “Valid Nucleic Acid Test Report,” “Epidemiology History Screening Form” and “Health Declaration Form,” which must be filled in truthfully, completely and accurately, then signed and submitted;
(jinshuju.net: Personal Information Registration Form for Covid-19 Prevention and Control at the 2021 SCO Expo & Qingdao Forum)
  • 3. Please submit the materials for Covid-19 prevention and control strictly according to the requirements. Those who fail to submit such materials or submit invalid materials will not be allowed to participate in the 2021 SCO Expo & Qingdao Forum.

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Official Announcement: Preparation for the 2021 SCO International Investment and Trade Expo & SCO Qingdao Forum on Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Starts

The 2021 SCO International Investment and Trade Expo & SCO Qingdao Forum on Local Economic and Trade Cooperation is scheduled to be held on April 26-28, 2021, at  Fangyuan Sport Center in Jiaozhou. This expo, with the theme of “Sharing Opportunities Brought by the SCO, Pursuing Common and Open Development”, includes such sessions as the Opening Ceremony, Project Signing Ceremony, the Qingdao Forum, “Online + Offline” Expos, etc.

Lots of distinguished guests are invited to the opening ceremony including those from SCO member states, the ten ASEAN member states, nations under the RCEP, countries along the Belt and Road, the SCO Secretariat, and international organizations such as the industry purchasing organizations under the UN, as well as heads of key foreign-funded businesses.

(Images of Previous Expos)

The expo features  a total exhibition area of approximately 21,000 square meters according to planning, covering the national image exhibition for SCO member states and product showcase area, key domestic and overseas enterprises show, the outdoor International Specialty Products Exhibition for the Belt and Road countries, and the export exhibition for agricultural machinery and engineering equipment. In addition to these onsite displays, the expo will also present an online, “cloud-based” exhibition that would showcase those SCO member states and related enterprises that could not join in the expo physically and introduce their specialty products accordingly. This year’s expo will be attended by more than 600 companies including those from SCO-related nations and key Chinese and overseas enterprises, while its online exhibition will attract over 1,000 exhibitors. The expo is also planning to invite over 300 purchasers for potential business connections and opportunities.

During the expo, a variety of cooperation agreements will be concluded with urban campuses in several countries, and a series of important collaboration projects will be signed for formal implementation. At that time the SCO Qingdao Initiative for Local (Regional) Economic and Trade Cooperation will be announced, and a number of supporting events will be launched as well.

The official website for this expo has now been launched. For more information, visit www.sco-qd.com, or follow the official WeChat account, or sign up online for a visit.

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The launching ceremony of 2021 SCO Expo Youth Volunteer Recruitment successfully held

March 5 this year marked the 58th anniversary of Learning from Lei Feng Day and the 22nd China Youth Volunteer Service Day. The organizing committee learned from the Jiaozhou Committee of the Communist Youth League that it launched the Learning From Lei Feng Volunteer Service & the Launching Ceremony of SCO Expo Youth Volunteer Recruitment with the theme of “Chasing Dream and Making Contributions in Youth” on March 5.

To serve the 2021 SCO International Investment and Trade Expo & SCO Qingdao Forum on Local Economic and Trade Cooperation to be held in Jiaozhou, the Jiaozhou Committee of the Communist Youth League recruited young volunteers from colleges and universities to provide services for the meeting. 

▲Zhou Liqun, Deputy Secretary of the Jiaozhou Committee of the Communist Youth League, issued a recruitment notice.

During the activity, Ma Jinxiu, member of the Standing Committee, head of the Publicity Department and Secretary of the Education Working Committee of the CPC Jiaozhou Committee, presented the flag to the Vanguard of SCO Youth Volunteers.

Going forward, the organizing committee of the SCO Expo will work with the Jiaozhou Committee of the Communist Youth League to do a good job in volunteer recruitment and training.

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