CSITF (China Shanghai International Technology Fair) – Chinese Technology’s Gateway to the World

The fifth China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair held its closing ceremony on April 22. CSITF has provided a comprehensive platform for the exhibition and exchange of technology. The visitors numbered 52,730, an increase of 4.7% compared to the previous year. Of the attendees, professional visitors accounted for 84%. The event comprehensively highlights the characteristics of Chinese technology trade, and of international technology trade development trends, enhancing China’s new standing in intellectual property protection.

As the premier state-level technology trade fair in China, the two key functions of CSITF are to exhibit the technology and provide the trade service.

The professional exhibition area was dominated mainly by emerging strategic industries, and the top ten key fields specified in the
‘Made in China 2025’ plan. Categorized under four special themes, namely intelligent manufacturing, next generation information technology, green technology and biotechnology. the trade service area combines with innovative ecological area to establish a supporting service system that covers the whole industry chain of the technology trade, including the international intellectual property protection and technology trade service, technology transfer license, intellectual property protection, technology investment & financing, international technical talents, trade and investment promotion etc.

This year’s Guest Country of Honor was the Netherlands, and over 110 Sino-Dutch technology departments, scientific research institutes and high-tech companies participated in the Sino-Dutch Economy, Trade and Technology Forum. With more than 120 one-to-one business negotiations initiated, over half of these organizations and entities reached preliminary agreements on business cooperation.

This year, CSITF set up its first press conference with the aim of introducing new technological innovations made by participating exhibitors. It featured the Fair as an ecological system for technology exchange, establishing a public service platform to bridge demand and supply. All this bodes well for more of business cooperation opportunities, being the most efficient and direct release platform for exhibitors and related technology trade organizations.