About the CSITF
The China Shanghai International Technology Fair (CSITF), which will take place from April 20 to 22, is the most important national technology fair in China. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST), and Shanghai Municipality jointly organise this fair. Last year, Minister Wan Gang from MOST, Vice-Minister Fang Aiqing from MOFCOM, and Mayor Yang Xiong of Shanghai visited the fair. Around 900 companies and knowledge institutes will exhibit during the fair, which will attract over 50,000 visitors – with 50% management, R&D or Technology trade professionals (and 20% sales/marketing).
The Netherlands as Guest Country of Honor
The Netherlands is invited to be this year’s Guest Country of Honor for the CSITF from 20 to 22 April 2017. As Guest Country of Honor, the Netherlands has the opportunity to promote itself as knowledge partner for China. Dutch companies and knowledge institutes present themselves at the Holland Innovation Pavilion, which will be visited by Chinese and Dutch officials, press, and technology experts. At the Holland Innovation Pavilion, we will showcase the Netherlands as an innovative, technology-driven and cooperation-minded country.
As Guest Country of Honor, the Netherlands will organise seminars and workshop in the field of IP Management & Open Innovation, High Tech Systems and Materials, Chemistry, Agricultural Technologies, Green Technologies and start-ups.
Innovation missions with Martijn van Dam, Minister for Agriculture
This year, four different innovation missions will be organised around the CSITF. Martijn van Dam, Dutch Minister for Agriculture will lead the innovation missions for the special occasion of the CSITF. The four themes of the innovation missions are:
- Agricultural Technologies
- Green Technologies
- High Tech Systems and Materials
As Guest Country of Honor, the Netherlands will organise seminars and symposia on the topics mentioned above. We offer Dutch companies and institutes the opportunity to position themselves as innovative partners and knowledge providers in the Chinese market.
Opportunities in China
The credo of CSITF is “Innovation-driven development, intellectual property protection, and technology trade promotion”. This is in line with the national strategy of China, in which innovative technologies lead the way towards a competitive and sustainable economy. CSITF attracts organisations that underscore this direction. By participating, Dutch companies, institutes and start-ups distinguish themselves as innovative collaboration partners and knowledge providers in the Chinese market. They thereby position the Netherlands as a high-tech, innovative and cooperation driven country.