Energy and international trade focus of Chinese presence at Portuguese-speaking Forum

28 March 2006

Lisbon, Portugal, 28 March – The energy and international trade sectors are those with most representation in the Chinese delegation arriving in Lisbon in April for the 2nd Business Meeting with the Portuguese-speaking countries.

The list of around 70 Chinese entities attending the April 10 and 11 meeting includes the International Relations Department of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) headed by director-general Sui Jianmin.

Representatives of CCPIT delegations from Guangdong and Bengbu, in Jiangsu province will also be present.

The Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia will have the most representation, particularly by delegations from the Xingan League and local authorities from the districts of Zhalaite and Ulanhol.

Also from Inner Mongolia will be officials from, the Wuchagou Forestry Industry Department and Xingan Electric Power Company, represented by director-general Ma Zhenhua .

The deputy governor of Yunnan province in southern China will travel to Portugal as well as provincial tourism and forestry representatives.

The companies represented at the meeting will include Sinosteel International Macao Commercial Offshore, United International Technological Development and Beijing Zongguancun Yongfeng High-tech Industry.

The technology sector will also be represented by Fujian Putian Shenzhou Biological Engineering and Wanalixing Plastics Rubber, and from the porcelain sector there will be Shandong Anhua Porcelain, and from the paper sector Shandong Sunshine Oriental Paper.

The energy sector will be represented by, amongst others, Liaoning Tiefu Investment, from the wind energy sector, Hangzhou Steam Turbine & Power Group and China National Electric Equipment Corporation.

The meeting is being organized by Portuguese export promotion agency Icep Portugal, the CCPIT and the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), which is expected to bring its own delegation to Lisbon.

The list of Portuguese entities taking part, to which Macauhub had access, includes construction sector companies such as OPCA, Hagen and Profabril, and building materials companies including Moisés Lima Cortiças and Umbelino Monteiro.

Some of Portugal’s biggest companies will also be present at the meeting, such as Portugal Telecom, Galp Energia, CUF, Iberomoldes, and from the banking sector BPI and Millennium Bcp.

From the remaining Portuguese-speaking countries, Mozambique’s Institute for Export Promotion (Ipex) has confirmed its presence.

From Angola MITC, with activities in industry, services, telecommunications and construction, has signed up. (macauhub)