On August 22, it is jointly declared by Zhejiang Provincial Government and China State Oceanic Administration that the 2nd China Marine Economy Investment Fair, themed "to promote marine scientific development and to boost modern marine industry", will be held from September 15 to 17 in Ningbo International Convention & Exhibition Center.
It is reported that the fair will be composed of such activities as the opening ceremony, exhibitions, a high-end forum, promotion and negotiation, project signing and high-tech talents exchange. Other activities, including China Fishing Festival, will also be held during the session.
By integrating the 8th China Marine Forum and 1st China (South) International Seafood Expo, this year's fair will make a difference. In the fair, Zhejiang Province will organize the contract signing of over 70 projects (15 of them are oriented in Ningbo), with a total investment of 120 billion yuan.
The 8th China Marine Forum, with the theme of "marine sustainable development", will cover academic discussions on development of modern marine industry, key industrial technologies and comprehensive island development and protection. Exports and academicians in the field of marine study will release the results of some specialized investigations by the State Oceanic Administration.
The preparatory work for the 1st China (South) International Seafood Expo has almost been completed. 10 domestic leading seafood enterprises, selected by China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Association, will be the main exhibitors. East China Sea Fishery Research Institute and South China Sea Fishery Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences will attend the expo with their latest aquatic research achievements. Seafood producing and processing enterprises as well as some related enterprises from South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan have booked more than 10% of the booths.
In addition to the marine talents exchange activities in the fair, from September 21 to 25, the related talent recruitment week activity will be carried out to deepen the exchange and cooperation in terms of science and technology, talents and intelligence.
The 2nd China Marine Economy Investment Fair will be held in three exhibitions halls with a total area of 20,000 square meters. Hall No.1 and No.2 will cover the state pavilion, the pavilion of coastal provinces (and cities) and the pavilion of seven coastal cities in Zhejiang Province. Hall No.3 is the exhibition area for the 1st China (South) International Seafood Expo. The state pavilion will mainly display the high-level exhibits on China's marine industry, marine science & technology and sea power protection, including the 981 drilling platform model, independently designed by China, and physical model of "Jiaolong", the manned submersible.
In the pavilion of coastal provinces (and cities), delegations from Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangdong Province and Qingdao will attend the expo. In particular, Shanghai delegation will carry out a special exhibition that features the only port marine high-tech industry base in China, and Tianjian delegation will feature enterprises from Tianjin Binhai New Area. The most eye-catching archaeological achievements of ancient shipwrecks "Reef Xiaobai No.1" will be exhibited for the first time in Ningbo Pavilion. In addition, many yacht companies will take part in the expo, and there may even be some seaplanes to be exhibited.