The 2009 China East Coast International Business Forum & Exchange Meeting of the Council of China’s Foreign Trade was held in Rizhao, Shandong province yesterday.
The forum aims to further prompt the adjustment of the export-oriented strategy of east coast areas, pragmatically enhance exchange and cooperation in the fields of investment and trade between companies from home and abroad, minimize the impact of the global financial crisis and strengthen the competitive power of local economies, according to the Forum organizer.
The event will also serve as a platform to promote Rizhao’s investment environments and act as a bridge for integration with the world market as well as conducting financing, investment and trade cooperation in these areas.
"Against the background of the world financial crisis, to strengthen cooperation is an inevitable choice. We hope that delegates from various countries, regions and industries could express and exchange their opinions and insights freely in the forum, thus providing enlightenment and opportunities for mutual development,” said Cai Limin, Vice Governor of Shandong province.
At the Forum, Yang Jun, Secretary-General of the CPC Rizhao Municipal Committee, gave a comprehensive introduction of Rizhao. Jun said as a young and vigorous port city, Rizhao stores up infinite business opportunities. “We hope that the forum could prompt our guests to further explore this city, raise precious suggestions for us, and find ways to cooperate.”
Located in the southeast coast of Shandong province, Rizhao has a well-developed and competitive economy with a very solid foundation for various industries including steel, logistics, infrastructure, machinery, building materials, textiles, chemicals, food, electronics, papermaking and printing. These industries have drawn much attention from both the central and local governments and will have promising and profitable prospects.
By Li Jing