At the 5th China Overseas Investment Fair, AWEX developed several new partnerships with Chinese companies looking to invest in Belgium, as well as receiving an award.
This international investment fair was launched 4 years ago, at the initiative of the China Overseas Development Association. COIFair receives support and assistance from the local government, as well as from several major financial institutions such as China Development Bank. The two-day event was attended by representatives from around 100 countries and thousands of Chinese companies, looking to establish new business partnerships.
The theme of the 5th COIFair was “Investment, Cooperation and Responsibility: The World Seeks Common Development”. The event saw a number of sectors take centre stage, in particular energy (including renewable energy), equipment construction, services (including financial services and insurance) and art and culture. Tanguy Huybrechts, our mechanical engineering expert (Mecatech), was also in attendance.
AWEX’s Beijing office hosted a stand to showcase the Wallonia region and its excellence clusters, as well as displaying the region’s new international colours. Its key assets, such as its geographical location and its dense transport network (one of the best in the world), were also promoted.
The stand received the “Outstanding Exhibitor” award in recognition of its loyal contribution at previous COIFair events and the exemplary way in which it was organised.