At present, the preparatory work has been carried out in an orderly manner and is progressing smoothly. In general, compared with the previous two sessions, it has the following characteristics:
First, the scale of the exhibition was further expanded. Global enterprises are enthusiastic to participate in the fair. Many enterprises say that the third fair is one of the most important exhibitions in the world this year. We plan to further expand the exhibition area on the basis of the second session. At present, the contracted exhibition area has exceeded the level of the same period last year.
Second, the quality of the exhibition was further improved. There are more first-class enterprises and first-class products to participate in the exhibition. The worlds top 500 and industry leading enterprises continue to participate with new products, new technologies and new services. This years new exhibitors and small and beautiful invisible champion enterprises will also bring their own characteristic products to participate.
Third, the exhibition structure was further optimized. According to the new development and demand of the global economy, this year we also set up public health and epidemic prevention exhibition area, energy conservation and environmental protection area and intelligent travel area. At present, more than 30 world top 500 public health enterprises and industry leading enterprises have signed up for the exhibition, with an exhibition area of more than 5000 square meters. Relevant national comprehensive exhibitions, Hongqiao International Economic Forum, urban service guarantee and other key work are now steadily advancing in accordance with the plan.
We have formulated a thorough work plan and strictly implemented the measures for epidemic prevention and control. We are confident to work with all parties to jointly hold an international first-class exposition with larger scale, better quality, stronger innovation, higher level and better effect.
The first two sessions of the fair have been greatly supported by news media friends. Every year, more than 4000 Chinese and foreign journalists attend and report on the event, making important contributions to the success of the fair. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to you and to extend an invitation to friends of the press. Welcome to continue to participate in the third China International Fair.