Originated from the Western China Development Program, the Western China International Fair (WCIF) has been playing a crucial role in serving the western regions since 2000, with its permanent site located in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan province.
Organized by Sichuan provincial people’s government, the WCIF was held annually until 2014, when it became biennial. After 20 years of development, it has become an important platform for investment promotion, trade cooperation, and diplomatic services in Western China.
The WCIF has been held for 17 consecutive sessions, and has witnessed the signing of 12,000 investment cooperation agreements with a total investment of RMB 6.8 trillion, and recorded a cumulative total of 1,100 participating countries (regions). The previous sessions benefited more than 60,000 exhibitors.
The WCIF actively serves the overall strategy of China’s diplomacy, promotes high-level exchanges and interactions, and enhances international communication. 61 foreign dignitaries (former dignitaries), and more than 500 ministerial-level officials and heads of important international organizations attended the fair.
Major international events such as the Western China International Cooperation Forum, the Western China International Sourcing Fair, the EU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair, and the Education Forum for the Asia Annual Conference, have been successfully held, further strengthening the communication and connection between Western China and the rest of the world.