SHANGHAI, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Italian National Pavilion was unveiled on Tuesday at the start of the 22nd China International Industry Fair (CIIF) in Shanghai, which coincides with the Week of Italian Mechanical Engineering in China.
Covering an area of more than 1,200 square meters, the Italian National Pavilion features 47 Italian exhibitors, including Maserati, Costa Crociere and Iveco, displaying advanced manufacturing technologies and high-quality products from Italy.
Paolo Bazzoni, president of the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, said that under the pressure of the global epidemic, the fair would enable Italian companies to expand their market and also help more Chinese companies enter Italy and achieve a win-win situation.
"This is an opportunity to further boost the presence of Italian mechanical and industrial enterprises here in China," said Bazzoni.
Italian Ambassador to China Luca Ferrari said that machinery and industrial technology are Italy's main exports to China, and the CIIF is a top arena.
Ferrari noted that the CIIF, which has been held offline, illustrates how well China has fought against the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Italy, and the industrial economy is a highlight of cooperation between the two countries. Enditem