KARACHI - President of CEC Expo Shao Shulin has said the expo, a subsidiary of China National Electronics Import & Export Corporation (CEIEC), plans to organise an exhibition of electronic goods and security systems, being manufactured by CEIEC, in Karachi in March, 2017.

During his visit to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) on Tuesday, along with a delegation of CEC Expo, Shao said that focus was on around 200 exhibitors from China, who would be asked to participate in the exhibition.

Appreciating the vibrant role being played by KCCI, Shao sought the chamber’s assistance for effectively promoting CEC Expo’s exhibition, which, he hoped, would provide a perfect platform for meetings between the business communities of Pakistan and China. He also informed that a seminar would also be held alongside the exhibition, and special arrangements were being made for B2B meetings in order to explore possibilities of undertaking joint ventures and to also look for investment opportunities in the electronics sector.

CEC Expo president further said that CEIEC was one of the largest traders of electronics in China, which focused on four integrations, including Defense Electronics System Integration, Public Security Integration, Overseas Engineering Integration, and Business Solutions Integration.

KCCI President Younus Muhammad Bashir assured to Shao chamber’s full support and cooperation for making the exhibition a success. He was of the view that exhibitions and trade fairs played a very crucial role in improving trade and investment ties between countries by bringing their business communities under one roof where matchmaking could be done successfully.

He added that majority of the electronics, including home appliances, computers and core computer components, telecommunication and consumer electronics, were being supplied to the rest of the country from Karachi, where many international electronic companies had set up their units and had been doing business successfully.

“The Chinese companies can also look for business opportunities in the IT sector of Pakistan,” Younus said, adding that Pakistan had a considerable market for a host of electrical items.

He noted more room existed for further improving trade and business ties between Pakistan and China. “With the completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Gwadar Port, quite a many investment opportunities are likely to emerge in this part of the region, which was expected to become the Gateway to South Asia and Central Asian Republics both,” KCCI president prophesied.

The Chinese delegation also comprised of CEC Expo Deputy Manager Miao Jian, CEC Expo Project Manager Ms Ivy Fan and CEC Expo General Manager WANG Ying.