Reporter Ren Leilei
On December 19th, the "Exhibition and Exchange Meeting of International Trade and Investment Innovation Cases in Shandong Province in 2023" was held in Jinan, sponsored by Shandong Provincial Committee of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Popular Newspaper Group and undertaken by Qilu Yidian. The purpose of the conference is to discover and promote a number of replicable and referential international trade and investment innovation cases, sum up experience, build consensus, help enterprises to explore and innovate, strengthen their confidence, and jointly discover, cultivate and store business opportunities.
At present, the world’s century-old changes are accelerating, economic globalization is facing a countercurrent, international trade and investment are under pressure in both directions, and the global innovation map and economic structure are being profoundly adjusted. Enterprises in our province face difficulties, dare to try, keep innovation, forge ahead, and try their best to grab orders, expand markets and stabilize exports. From January to October this year, the total import and export volume of the province increased by 2.8% year-on-year, exports increased by 2.4%, and imports increased by 3.4%.
Meng Xiangdong, Party Secretary and President of Shandong CCPIT, delivered a speech.
Meng Xiangdong, Party Secretary and President of Shandong CCPIT, said that standing at a new historical starting point and shouldering new historical tasks, the CCPIT will base itself on its functional orientation, connect government and enterprises, integrate inside and outside, smooth supply and demand, continue to work hand in hand with the industrial and commercial circles, focus on the two major tasks of "weaving the enterprise network and expanding the circle of international friends", and strive to become the first choice for overseas industrial and commercial circles to enter Shandong and the first channel for Shandong industrial and commercial circles to "go global".
Speech by Bi Sidong, Party Secretary, Chairman and President of Popular Newspaper Group
Bi Sidong, Party Secretary, Chairman and President of Popular Newspaper Group, reviewed the founding history of Qilu Evening News, and said that Popular Newspaper Group will focus on its main business, aim at building a platform with national influence commensurate with the status of Shandong Province, and drive the group’s new round of reform and innovation with scientific and technological innovation, so as to accelerate the reshaping of the influence of party media in the all-media era. Constantly strengthen reform and innovation, constantly strengthen the strength of the media, and create a good public opinion atmosphere for Shandong’s economic and social development.
Wu Changqi, Professor of Shandong University and Dean of School of Management, delivered a keynote speech.
At the meeting, Wu Changqi, Professor of Shandong University, Dean of School of Management and Executive Deputy Director of Peking University Institute of International Management, gave a keynote speech entitled "Internationalization Development Strategy of China Enterprises in a Multipolar World". He profoundly expounded the challenge of "distance cage" faced by China enterprises to go global from the aspects of cultural distance, institutional distance, geographical distance and economic distance, and put forward his own suggestions on the internationalization development strategy of China enterprises.
It is reported that this year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Shandong CCPIT. On December 19th, 1978, the provincial party committee and government approved the establishment of Shandong Council for the Promotion of International Trade in Qingdao. Over the past 45 years, the Provincial Council for the Promotion of International Trade has worked hand in hand with enterprises, actively seized the opportunity of economic globalization, effectively responded to the impact of the international financial crisis, and jointly wrote and witnessed one innovation case after another and business legends in the history of opening up in our province.
Representatives from four enterprises, including Lushang Group Freda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Shandong National Economic and Technical Cooperation Co., Ltd., Jinan Pate Machinery Co., Ltd. and Shandong Longteng Wood Industry Co., Ltd., shared innovative cases of international trade and investment.
At the meeting, 16 innovative cases of international trade and investment in the province were released. These innovative cases were recommended by the Council for the Promotion of International Trade in 16 cities in Shandong Province and collected by Qilu Yidian. After initial evaluation, re-evaluation, comprehensive expert evaluation opinions and online popularity voting, they were produced. Innovative cases cover traditional manufacturing, high-tech fields, service industries, investment institutions and other fields, and have made progress in international trade and investment innovation, which has a leading role in demonstration.