Outlook of the driving force for Auto Shanghai from the Automobile Exhibition Area of the CIIE


On November 10, the 3rd China International Import Expo (CIIE) was successfully concluded. According to the briefing at the closing ceremony of the third CIIE, the accumulated intended turnover for one year was US$72.62 billion, an increase of 2.1% over the previous expo.

“We are happy to see that the expo is being held as scheduled. This year’s CIIE is a strong sign of China’s further recovery from COVID-19,” said Hubertus Troska, a Daimler AG board member responsible for China. The sentence expressed the common feeling of many automobile giants attending the automobile exhibition at the third CIIE. As an international economic and trade event with the largest scale, most participating countries, and a combination of online and offline methods in the midst of ongoing efforts for epidemic prevention and control, the third CIIE has sent a positive signal to the world that China is committed to enhancing opening up and sharing its big market with other countries, thus providing strong support for implementing the strategy of expanding domestic demands and accelerating the formation of a new development pattern featuring domestic and international dual circulations. The automobile exhibition area of the third CIIE has become an epitome of the globalization and innovation of free trade with the best products and unique experience.

Since the first CIIE, following the instructions of the Ministry of Commerce and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, authorized by the China International Import Expo Bureau, the Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai (CPITSH) has taken charge of exhibitor invitation and relevant coordination work of the automobile exhibition area of the CIIE. It has invited world-renowned automobile companies to participate, including Volkswagen Group, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Hyundai, Volvo, Tesla, Jaguar Land Rover, FCA, Bosch, Aisin, Webasto, etc. for three consecutive years.

Following the general requirement of “continued success in the years to come”, the CPITSH has leveraged its advantages of resources and experience in hosting Auto Shanghai to ensure more diversified, forward-looking and advanced exhibits were presented in the automobile exhibition area. Its excellent organizing ability, forward-looking concept innovation and high service efficiency have been recognized and praised by the government and the automotive industry. It have won titles of Shanghai Worker Pioneer and Shanghai Youth Breakthrough Team (Benchmark), and Shanghai Intex Exhibition CIIE Working Group has won the honorary title of Advanced Collective in the 2nd “Work Together to Contribute to the Success of the CIIE, Strive to Make the Greatest Achievements” Contest held by Shanghai Municipal Federation of Trade Unions.


#On-site group photo of the Working Group at the CIIE

As a Chinese adage goes, “a good principle should constantly keep up with the times.” As a “window for the world to learn about China”, Shanghai’s responsibility and mission determine how it should attract the latest products and technologies to debut in Shanghai. As the benchmark of “global new product launch site in Shanghai”, the 19th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (referred to as Auto Shanghai 2021) will be held from April 21 to 28, 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). It has received close attention and warm response from auto enterprises worldwide that have expressed their intention to continue to increase investment in world debuts, new strategic layout, and global online live stream at the Auto Shanghai, and make every effort to promote the high-quality development of Auto Shanghai.


In the midst of recognition and expectations of all parties, CPITSH fully understands the mission on its shoulders. It is willing to work with all parties for extensive consultation, joint contribution, and shared governance, draw upon the strengths of others, and build a brand-new Auto Shanghai to pool the power of revitalization. Be it online or offline, vehicles or trans-boundary products, Auto Shanghai will always be committed to facilitating the development of global automobile industry as its responsibility, and promoting the formation of a new development pattern featuring domestic and international circulations as its direction. Adhering to the principle of dedication, concentration and innovation for win-win results, Auto Shanghai, as one of the most popular auto shows, will become the preferred platform trusted and supported by the auto industry, continuing to lead the auto industry to brave the wind and the waves.

(Source of some information and pictures: the official website of the CIIE)