City gears for 12th CAEXPO in September PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 15:43

By CLAUDINE UNIANA

City Investment and Promotions Officer Marie Angelique C. Go yesterday disclosed that the city government is in the thick of preparations for its upcoming stint at the 12th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) in September this year.

“We are looking for products to bring to China in September,” Go said, citing that appropriate trainings such as in packaging, product development and opening of market to China have been conducted in several barangays under the city’s One Barangay, One Product program to encourage participation.

To help choose the products to be exhibited at the CAEXPO, a two-day promotional conference has been organized where participating establishments/entrepreneurs may showcase their products for consideration.    The promotional conference will run from May 7 to 8 at the Centro Latino in Paseo del Mar and exhibits will be opened to the buying public from 09:00AM to 08:00PM.

Several members of the CAEXPO Secretariat are expected to join the said conference.

Co-sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of China and its counterparts in 10 ASEAN countries as well as the ASEAN Secretariat, this year’s international trade event will be held at the Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center (NICEC) in Nanning, Guangxi, People’s Republic of China.

According to the city investment officer, the CAEXPO also includes business-matching sessions where local entrepreneurs will be matched up with possible buyers from not only China but also ASEAN member countries as well as South Korea. — Claudine Uniana