BRICS Business Council Successfully Held Beijing Import and Export Online Fair (South America)
From May 18 to 25, the BRICS Business Council successfully held “Beijing Import and Export Online Fair (South America)”. The conference is one of the series cross-border matchmaking activities for BRICS enterprises. The conference attracted more than 80 enterprises from Brazil, more than 300 enterprises from China and more than 600 enterprises from other three South American countries like Argentina、Peru and Chile to participate online. The event set up an exclusive online business matchmaking platform and held continuous negotiations via various forms including “negotiation during exhibition” and “special negotiation event”. Over 300 cooperation intentions were reached.
The special event for Brazil, organized by ICBC and co-organized by Brazilian confederation of industry, China-Brazil Business Council and VX Trade, attracted nearly 100 Chinese and Brazilian enterprises to sign up. After precise industry matching and careful grouping, some 50 enterprises were finally invited to participate online. After eight rounds of negotiations, enterprises from China and Brazil gained a deep understanding of respective supply and demand and reached nearly 20 preliminary cooperation agreements, with an amount of over USD 80 million. During the fair, an import & export company from Anhui had an in-depth trade talk with a Brazilian supplier and they reached a preliminary cooperation agreement. The two will further discuss transaction details in future. A trade company from St. Paulo, Brazil was favored by many Chinese buyers. After interactive Q&As for nearly half an hour, it found a potential business counterpart, and the two will later sign a cooperation agreement.
Other country-specific events for Argentina, Peru, Chil were also held during the conference, as well as special industry fairs such as anti-pandemic supplies, digital ecosystem, fashion & life, Leading SMEs specialized in niche sectors etc. At the 2022 Argentina-China Cloud Matchmaking Fair” (50th Anniversary of China-Argentina Diplomatic Relations Session), ICBC organized more than 70 online “one-to-one” negotiation rooms to build a bridge for in-depth negotiations between enterprises, at which 80% reached a preliminary cooperation agreement. So far, ICBC has held “Argentina-China Cloud Matchmaking Fair” for three years in a row, organized four training series on“new opportunities in economic and trade cooperation between China and Argentina”and served more than 300 Chinese and Argentine SMEs. Those efforts have effectively brought the exchange and cooperation between China and Argentina up to a new level.
(Source: BRICS Business Council)