China-Africa SMEs* Convention is a business event that will gather more than 3,000 Chinese and African companies in Shanghai, China from April 11th-13th, 2016.
The event is co-organized by Reliconn and Global Alliance of SMEs with the help of ZXEVENTS and supported by the Commission for Trade and Industry of the African Union. The convention is a platform for African SMEs to trade and partner with Chinese SMEs, to learn from the experience of their Chinese counterparts, and to find opportunities for investment from Chinese and African investors. During the event, African and Chinese SMEs will meet face-to-face to establish long term trade and business relationships which will lead to technology transfer. African SMEs will also learn from the experience of Chinese SMEs through company visits and sharing.
There will also be training sessions from remarkable Chinese professors and business leaders in order for African SMEs to learn about the Chinese manufacturing technologies and also about the economic growth of China.
SMEs are widely known for their importance in contributing to economic growth and development across regions. In China for instance, according to a 2014 report by WTO, SMEs contribute up to 60% of China’s GDP. Unfortunately, the SMEs in Africa lack the tools and technology to play this role for Africa’s economy. That’s why we are holding this event called “China-Africa SMEs Convention” for African SMEs to trade, partner, and learn from the experience of Chinese SMEs to become the engine of Africa’s economy.