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Event introduction

The Global Digital Trade Expo (GDTE) is China's only national-level international professional exhibition with the theme of digital trade. GDTE acts as an important window for comprehensively displaying new technologies, new products and new ecology of global digital trade, an exchange platform for discussing new standards, new issues and new trends of international digital trade and an open platform for jointly building and sharing new markets, new opportunities and new development of economic and trade cooperation in the new era. The Expo is co-hosted by the People's Government of Zhejiang Province and the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, and co-sponsored by Hangzhou Municipal People's Government, Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province and Trade Development Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce.

The 1st GDTE was held in Hangzhou on December 11-14, 2022, with Ireland (known as the Silicon Valley of Europe) as the guest of honor. The attendees online and offline came from 7 international organizations, 53 countries and regions, 32 distinguished guests of Embassies in China and Consulates General in Shanghai. The guest provinces (cities) of honor were Beijing, Shanghai and Sichuan Province. Visitors from 11 provincial and municipal delegations and more than 800 major enterprises engaged in digital trade. 315 products of 286 enterprises made their debut, and 89 projects from the world's top 500, industry leaders and unicorn enterprises were signed, achieving trade investment of nearly 150 billion yuan. During the 1st GDTE, 26 high-level forums including the National Digital Service Export Base Summit Forum and Digital Cultural Trade Summit Forum has been organized, and a series of significant research results has been released, which has become a major benchmark for global digital trade.

The 2nd GDTE will be held in Hangzhou International Expo Center on November 23-27, 2023. The exhibition area is 100,000 square meters. The expo has one comprehensive pavilion, two special pavilions and four digital industry pavilions. The comprehensive pavilion focuses on the exhibition of guest countries, international organizations, guest provinces and cities, Hong Kong and Macao special zones and Zhejiang Pavilion. The two special pavilions feature the Frontier Trend Pavilion and the Silk Road E-commerce Pavilion, showcasing the most cutting-edge exploration, model innovation, reform results and global pioneer products of digital trade. The four digital industry pavilions are digital technology pavilion, digital service pavilion, digital content pavilion and digital intelligence travel pavilion. Internationally renowned top companies, international professional visitors and merchants will be invited. A series of activities such as forums, industry matchmaking conferences and professional seminars will be held, bringing together domestic and foreign celebrities from domestic and foreign countries, relevant national ministries and commissions, international companies and institutions, top companies, etc. to explore new standards, new ecology, new technology, new products of global digital trade, discuss hot topics such as advanced economic and trade rules, cross-border data flow, digital copyright, cross-border payments, and digital security governance, and share new markets, new cooperation and new opportunities for the development of global digital trade.

Name of event

The Second Global Digital Trade Expo

Date of event

November 23 to November 27, 2023

Venue of event

Hangzhou International Expo Center

Theme of event

Digital Trade for Global Business