The 19th CIFIT in Xiamen: Progetto CMR part of the Italian Industry Delegation

On September 8th, the Italy-China Investment & Trade Forum, during the 19th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT)​ in Xiamen, was enriched by the attendance of Ivan Scalfarotto, Italian Vice Minister of Economic Development. Keynote speeches were delivered by Mr. Ettore Sequi, Italian Ambassador in China; Mr. Michele Scannavini, President of Italian Trade Agency; and Mr. Sergio Bertasi, Chairman of Italian Chamber of Commerce.

Along the Industry session, Massimo Bagnasco delivered a speech about Progetto CMR’s principles of sustainable urban development and the integrated contribution that Italian companies could provide to implement it. In his speech, Mr. Massimo Bagnasco also introduced the design philosophy of Progetto CMR and proposals for cooperation, including family community village, innovative agricultural and eco-tourism area, community park to look forwards the future and former industrial area regeneration.

The China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT), approved by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, takes place in September every year in Xiamen, China. CIFIT is currently China’s only international investment promotion event aimed atfacilitating bilateral investment. It’s also the largest global investment event approved by the Global Association of the Exhibition industry. It is sponsored by Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM), with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), World Trade Organization (WTO), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) as Co-sponsors.

Progetto CMR, as an architecture firm from Italy, which was the Guest Country of Honor of the 19th CIFIT, was honored to join the Fair as part of the Italian Industry Delegation,and a series of events to promote the bilateral relationship between China and Italy, including China-Italy Night, and Italy-China Investment & Trade Forum – Italian Excellences Matchmaking, both attended by top Chinese and Italian government officials and many company representatives devoted to promoting Sino-Italian relationship.

Italy and China, two countries, one way. We can work together to make the world a better place. Progetto CMR, starting operation in China since 2004, as the only Italian architecture firm ranked in the World Top 100 Architecture Firms, has the obligation to devote itself to stronger Sino-Italian relationship and to China’s development by introducing advanced architecture design philosophy, and technologies from Italy to China.