Namibian business people in China for 18th CIFIT

08 Sep 2014 09:50am
XIAMEN, CHINA, 08 SEP (NAMPA) – Twenty Namibian business people arrived in Xiamen, China on Sunday for the 18th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT).
The delegation is being led by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Tjekero Tweya.
The five-day 2014 CIFIT starts on Monday, and ends Friday.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Malan Lindeque said in a statement issued to Nampa on Sunday that the annual event is aimed at providing participants with comprehensive services and bilateral and multilateral cooperation opportunities.
He said the event will enable Namibia to further strengthen and promote its trade and investment opportunities with potential investors from China and elsewhere.
Namibian companies will also have an opportunity to promote their businesses and projects during the fair.
Lindeque noted that a series of ‘match-making’ seminars arranged by the Chinese government will allow Namibian business persons to engage their counterparts on a one-on-one basis.
The CIFIT is currently one of China’s main international investment promotion events aimed at facilitating bilateral investment.
It is also the largest global investment event approved by the Global Association of Exhibition Industries.
The international fair focuses on investment and trade exhibitions, an international investment forum, project promotion and policy briefings.