|What is CIFIT?The China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT), is China’s largest investment-based trade show which takes place every September in Xiamen, China. CIFIT is set up like a mini-world expo, with pavilions from more than 40 countries and regions each seeking to attract investment while showcasing their respective investment environments, policies and projects to the world. In 2013, CIFIT had more than 16,000 attendees from 120 countries and regions, as well as over 600 governmental institutions, chambers of commerce and intermediary agencies.
Bilateral Partnerships: Cooperation between IIUSA & American Chamber of Commerce South China
Since early 2013, IIUSA has worked closely with AmCham South China to establish and enhance vital relationships with strategic partners (exit/entry associations, U.S. Commercial Service, etc.), recruit new migration agency members, and educate the market on the EB-5 Program. In addition to cohosting the USA pavilion, IIUSA and AmCham South China will collaborate on media events, and bring together international partners from across sectors to strengthen the economic bonds of friendship between China and the U.S. through the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
This will be the second year in which IIUSA and the American Chamber (AmCham) of South China will be co-hosting the USA pavilion at CIFIT. Last year, over 115 IIUSA Members joined a combined delegation of over 300 delegates and 50 exhibitors – the largest and most successful U.S. delegation and pavilion in CIFIT history! We envision this year’s delegation to be even larger and more vibrant, with many more opportunities planned.
Why Attend CIFIT?
In short, CIFIT is the largest official investment trade show in all of China, the predominant EB-5 market contributing more than 80% of all EB-5 investments. CIFIT is the ideal platform from which to exhibit, network and create lasting partnerships with investors from around the globe. Aside from project exhibiting, networking and cocktail receptions, IIUSA also hosts an EB-5 seminar/reception for investors and migration agencies, demonstrating a commitment to industry development and an establishment of common understanding.
In September, the EB-5 Regional Center Program will be on full display and we hope you will join the IIUSA-led delegation to Xiamen, China!