(Yicai Global)Nov.10 -- Sun Chenghai, director of the China International Import Expo Bureau, told a concluding press conference on Sunday that the Nov. 5-10 second China International Import Expo has attracted a total of 500,000 professional buyers to the six-day event.
The import expo spreading over 360,000 square meters of floor space and outdoor area has also drawn special visitors who along with professional buyers have made an accumulated total of 910,000 tours of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), the venue of the import expo, by midday Sunday.
This year's China International Import Expo has attracted over 3,800 enterprises from 181 countries, regions and international organizations to take part in the Business Exhibition part of the import expo while the Country Exhibition part of the import expo has drawn 64 countries, of which 15 are guest-of-honor countries, three more than last year.
The Country Exhibition part will be extended for eight more days from Nov. 13 to 20 so as to accommodate over 400,000 visitors from the general public. In all, well over 650,000 people have applied before deadlines for the extended exhibition of the import expo, according to the China International Import Expo Bureau.