The World Trade Centers Association participates in CIFTIS and CIFIT 2022, two leading international trade and investment exhibitions in China, to provide access to the Chinese market to its global network

BEIJING and XIAMEN, China, September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The World Association of Commerce Centers® (WTCA®) — a global network of over 300 highly connected and supportive companies and organizations — recently participated in two leading international trade and investment platforms — the 2022 China International Trade Fair for Services (CIFTIS) held in Beijing, China of August 31September 5, 2022 and the 2022 China International Investment and Trade Fair (CIFIT) held in Xiamen, China of September 7-11, 2022. The first, CIFTIS, focuses on emerging and fast-growing areas of trade in services and is organized annually by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and Beijing Municipal Government. The latter, CIFIT, focuses on connecting investors, traders, service providers and government agencies with China and the rest of the world, and is organized annually by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

Since 2016, the WTCA has been an official international partner of CIFTIS to organize forums with its WTCA members and local partners. Earlier this year in May, the WTCA successfully co-hosted the North American leg of the CIFTIS 2022 Global Roadshow to learn more about the opportunities and challenges in China’s commercial services market and how CIFTIS is playing a role. to facilitate connections. The association has also participated in CIFIT for the past 11 consecutive years in trade missions and forums to provide access to the Chinese market for its WTC members and their business networks.

WTCA Executive Director of Business Development Robin van Puyenbroeck gave a keynote speech at the two international conferences where he praised cooperation in the healthcare sector and highlighted the importance of business platforms. regional economic integration such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

During this year’s CIFTIS, the WTCA co-hosted the “China International Healthcare Industry Development and Investment Forum”. Under the theme “Innovative medical services to help build a community of health for all” – organized in partnership with the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products, Beijing Association of Trade in Services and Huahe International Business Consultancy – the hybrid forum attracted virtual attendance of over 250,000 viewers on the live broadcast channel.

During this year’s CIFIT, the WTCA co-hosted the “21st World Business Leaders’ Roundtable” with China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and CIFIT Organizing Committee for the eighth consecutive year on the theme “RCEP: A New Vision for Regional Cooperation and Development”. The WTCA co-organized the “2022 Fujian—Maritime Silk Road International Economic & Trade Cooperation Matching Symposium (RCEP Special Session)” with CCPIT Fujian with the theme “Sharing Development Opportunities and Expanding Cooperation Areas of RCEP”.

“After coming into effect earlier this year, RCEP has become the world’s largest regional free trade agreement encompassing ASEAN and major trading powers such as China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, which resulted in the formation of the largest trading bloc in the world made up of 30% of the world’s GDP and 30% of the world’s population. I would like to congratulate China and other RCEP member countries for this wonderful achievement – ​​and I firmly believe that the implementation of the agreement will boost international trade and investment for the region as well as the world. This achievement also demonstrates China determination to further liberalize trade to deepen its economic integration with the rest of the world, which will certainly bring enormous benefits to businesses across the RCEP region,” Mr. van Puyenbroeck said during his keynote address.


World Association of Commerce Centers (WTCA)
Chanelle Kasik
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About the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA)

The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) is a network of more than 300 highly connected and mutually supportive companies and organizations in 92 countries. As the owner of the “World Trade Center” and “WTC” marks, the WTCA grants exclusive rights to these marks for members to use in conjunction with their independently owned iconic commercial properties, facilities and service offerings. Through a strong portfolio of events, programs and resources it offers to its members, the WTCA’s goal is to help local economies thrive by encouraging and facilitating trade and investment through the world through member engagement. To learn more, visit

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