Guangzhou, 24 June 2019 – LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) took part in the 16th China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (CISMEF), which has developed into one of the largest fairs in China as well as into an entry point for the Chinese market and an export hub for Chinese SMEs.
“To remain competitive and maintain links with existing value chains and production networks, SMEs must achieve the digital transition and implement new technologies and business models”, said Li. “It is the responsibility of national governments and the international community to ensure that SMEs have the capacity to embrace the benefits of Industry 4.0 so that they are not left behind”.
As a CISMEF supporter, UNIDO contributes to the CISMEF exhibition, to the China Small and Medium Enterprises Summit (CSMES) and to the Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (MSMED), which are held back-to-back with CISMEF. On the sidelines of the fair, the Director General also met the Minister of Industry and Information Technology, the Vice-Minister of the State Administration for Market Regulation, and leaders of the People’s Government of Guangdong Province.
Themed “Intelligence, Wisdom, Smart Manufacturing and Energy Conservation”, the fair aimed at promoting exchanges and cooperation on products and technologies of SMEs worldwide. CISMEF is co-hosted by UNIDO in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the State Administration for Market Regulation, the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia. Nearly 3,000 national and international exhibitors will present their products, technologies, solutions and services, thereby attracting more than 200,000 visitors.
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