China Beijing International High-Tech Expo (known as “China Beijing High-Tech International Week” from the first to the fourth sessions) was approved by the State of Council. The first Expo was held in Beijing in May of 1998. From 2000, it is held at Beijing in every May. Based on the objective of “creating an international brand expo” put forward by leaders of the organizing committee, it was changed its name to “China Beijing International High-Tech Expo”.
To date, CHITEC has been held for 14 consecutive years. 806 governmental and technological, economic and trade delegations from more than one hundred nations and regions, hundreds of hi-tech multinationals have attended CHITEC. Governments from 31 provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities, Hongkong and Macao as well as hi-tech industry and finance industry gather at CHITEC to carry out large-scaled business promotion. Totally, about 4.094 overseas and domestic hi-tech professionals have attended at CHITEC.
The exhibition fair of CHITEC has been one of best windows for multinationals to bring their latest technical products to China and China’s independent innovative scientific and technological achievements going to the international markets. In the previous 14 Expos, 24,000 overseas and domestic hi-tech enterprises and scientific research institutes exhibited their state-of-the-art hi-tech products in the hundreds of thousands of square meters of exhibition hall.
The previous Expos held 178 topic-specific seminars, thousands of summit forums and specific-purpose exchange activities. Its forward-looking, authoritative and high-end features have been one of the highlights of CHHITEC. In total, 4107 overseas and domestic famous scientists, economists, Nobel laureates, heads of Global Top 500, high-end decision-makers of world famous financial and investment institutes and ministers of the People’s Republic of China have delivered speech at CHITEC. They introduced the latest scientific and technological achievements of world hi-and-new technical development and the cutting-edge ideas and concepts of new economy to China. Meanwhile, the latest policies, planning and trend of China’s industrial development were spread around the world.
147 multi-level, broad-area bilateral and multilateral projects matchmaking and negotiating activities, covering overseas and domestic investment cooperation, technology transfer transactions, business opportunities of the Olympics, key projects of urban development, governmental procurement and scientific and technologic achievements auctions. More than 93000 overseas and domestic enterprises participated in the activities.
According to incomplete statistics, the previous 14 Expos have signed 4613 contracts, agreements and intents in foreign-domestic joint ventures and cooperation, technical transfer and products trading, amounting to RMB 506.552 billion.
CHITEC has become an international and symbolic activities platform for overseas and domestic hi-tech industries and relevant industries to exhibit the latest technology, obtain the latest concepts, convey industrial information and match industrial cooperation.
New exhibition model, integrating exhibition, forum and economic and trade negotiation, that initiated by CHITEC is now being applied to several domestic exhibition activities.