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About China Marine Economy and Investment Fair
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Guided by the scientific development outlook and themed on “scientific use of oceans and promote structural upgrading”, China Marine Economy and Investment Fair is run in such forms as exhibitions, project signing, project promotion, talent recruitment and forum so as to build a comprehensive platform for the cooperation, exchanges and investment of the marine economy and promote the development of the marine economy and the construction of the demo area of marine economy of Zhejiang. Following the principle of “inviting investment and talent and gathering core elements for the development of marine economy,” the Marine Economy and Investment Fair has the following main activities.

The opening ceremony of China Marine Economy and Investment Fair. The opening ceremony was held on the south square of Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Center from 9:30 to 10:00 on November 11. 2,500 guests attended the ceremony including the officials of related central government departments, Zhejiang provincial government departments, the National Development and Reform Commission, the State Oceanic Administration, the Ministry of Communications, members of the delegations of Shandong and Guangdong, leaders of related central enterprises, officials of related Zhejiang provincial departments, members of delegations of Zhejiang and merchants from home and abroad.

The exhibitions. The principal part of the fair is the exhibitions. The venue for the exhibitions is the three exhibition halls in Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Center, totaling 20,000 square meters. There are four areas: the state area, the area for the pilot provinces, the area for Zhejiang, and the area for enterprises engaged in marine economy. The exhibitions are about the history of the ocean economy in China, the achievements made and the blueprint for the future. In Exhibition Hall 1 are exhibitions of the state, and Zhejiang, Shandong and Guangdong—three pilot provinces for the marine economy of China. In Exhibition Hall 2 and 3 are exhibitions of 11 cities of Zhejiang and related marine economy enterprises.

The project signing ceremony. The project signing ceremony was held in Ningbo Shangrila Hotel from 11:40 to 12:00. Over 100 projects were signed.

The project promotion. The project promotion was held in Ningbo Shangrila Hotel from 14:30 to 17:30. The time from 14:30 15:30 was for promoting the plans and construction of the demonstrative areas of marine economy of Zhejiang, the development of Ningbo marine economy and the new area of Zhoushan Islands. The rest time was for project promotion talks of 11 cities off Zhejiang.

The opening ceremony of Ningbo Staple Commodity Exchange. The opening ceremony was held in Permanent Exhibition Hall 2 in Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Center from 11:05 to 11:20. Officially opened on August 29, 2011, Ningbo Staple Commodity Exchange is a computerized trade platform that links the home and international markets and the large staple commodity delivery warehouses. It is engaged in the exchanges of plastics, chemical materials, non-ferrous metals, precious metals and steels.

The invitation of human resources. The invitation of human resources took place in Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Center on November 11. For the development of marine economy, a job fair was organized for related enterprises, higher education institutions and research institutions of Zhejiang.

The communication of academicians, experts and enterprises. November 12 is arranged for the communication between about 10 academicians and experts and 20 key marine economy oriented enterprises on such topics as technological consultation, cooperation and personnel education.

The release of achievements of China Marine Economy and Investment Fair. This event takes place in Donggang Sheraten Hotel at 4:00 on November 12, at which the achievements made on the Fair are to be released.

With “high grade, distinct features and practicality” as the target, the Marine Economy and Investment Fair should have the highlights and features as follows:

1, To display the new strength of marine economy in an overall way. As the first national-level fair for marine economy, the Marine Economy and Investment Fair is thought highly by related state ministries and departments and the three pilot provinces of marine economy. Of the exhibitions, the area for the exhibition of the state reaches 1,280 square meters. Taking “marine economy and blue civilization” as the theme, this exhibition is a display of the development and achievements of the marine economy of China over the past 60 years: the developmental strategy for the marine economy, the legislation of marine economy, the construction of the service system for marine economy, the protection of the rights and interests of oceans, the improvement of marine ecological environment, the marine special exploration and the construction of marine culture. An area of 300 square meters is arranged for each of three pilot provinces for the marine economy of China, Zhejiang, Shandong and Guangdong. The exhibition of Zhejiang takes the theme “province of seas”, and it is a display of the blueprint of the demonstrative area of marine economy of Zhejiang and a display of main achievements Zhejiang has made in the marine economy infrastructure, ports and logistics, port-oriented industries, emerging industries, modern fishery, ecologic environment protection, and comprehensive management. All the 11 cities of Zhejiang have their exhibitions on the fair. An exhibition area of 465 square meters is for Ningbo, the same for Zhoushan, an area of 330 square meters for each of the five cities with seas, and an area of 288 square meters for each of the four cities without seas Huzhou, Jinhua, Quzhou and Lishui. 12 enterprises engaged marine economy including Sinopec Corp, PetroChina, Port of Ningbo, Sinotrans, COSCO LOGISTICS and China Communications Construction Company Ltd. join in the fair to display their achievements in marine economy. World Expo Yosu South Korea 2012 will make a promotion on the fair.

2, To display the new achievements of the marine economy. Besides the large participation, the fair is also a display of hi-tech techniques. All the designs of the exhibitions are approved by related experts of the organization committee, for the purpose of using modern hi-tech techniques to display the newest achievements and unique advantages in marine economy of the exhibitors. The exhibition halls are attractive, with modern visual and audio devices and exhibits in kind. In the state exhibition hall is displayed a 2:1 model of the “Jiaolong” manned submersible. The exhibition halls of Zhejiang, Ningbo and Zhoushan take multi ways of sand tables, pictures, and objects, as well as visual, light, electric and movie for the display of the marine economy of Zhejiang. The Huangzhou exhibition hall, the Jinhua Exhibition Hall and the Quzhou Exhibition Hall all have eyeball catching devices.

3, To promote the future development. The marine development is an important strategy of the social and economic development of China. the 12th Five-Year Plan of the country gives one chapter for the work of marine economy. In the first half of 2010, at the approval of the State Council, Shandong, Zhejiang and Guangdong were elected pilot provinces for the marine economy of China and this year, it approved “The Plan for the Development of the Blue Economic Zone of Shandong Peninsula”, “The Plan for Marine Economic Demo Zone of Zhejiang” and “The Plan for the Development of the Comprehensive Experimental Marine Economy Zone of Guangdong”. This year is the first year of the 12th-Five-year Plan Period. the first China Marine Economy and Investment Fair held in Ningbo is of great significance for the implement of the marine economy development strategy, for the scientific use of marine resources and for the sustainable development of marine economy of China. The Marine Economy and Investment Fair has obtained great supports from related ministries and central government departments. Officials of the State Oceanic Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission will join in related activities on the fair. To the fair come provinces with seas and delegations of Guangdong and Shandong. Over 30 experts and scholars including several academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and China Academy of Engineering attended the marine economy forum. Visitors to the fair include the Consul General of South Korea to Shanghai, the Deputy Consul General of Singapore to Shanghai, and the Commercial Counselor of the UK to Shanghai, and over 1,000 visitors of merchants, representatives of some famous central enterprises and the World Top 500 enterprises.

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