On 31 October 2020, the Poverty Alleviation Activities Held by National Non-Governmental Organisations in Grain and Agriculture Industry and the 18th China International Grain and Oil Expo (CIGOEX) opened in Hefei, Anhui Province.
Mr. Deng Xiangyang, Vice Governor of Anhui Provincial People’s Government, Mme. Huang Ru, Deputy Director General of Bureau for Administration on Social Organisations of Ministry of Civil Affairs of China, Mr. Luan Richeng, President of China National Association of Grain Sector, Mme. Zeng Liying, President of CCPIT Grain Sub-council, Mr. Dao Viet Anh, Commercial Counsellor of Embassy of Viet Nam, Mme. Maha Ahmed, Deputy Country Director of World Food Programme China and Mr. Guo Chuanwei, Director of Trade and Investment Division of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) attended the opening ceremony.
ACC has participated in the CIGOEX for four consecutive years. In 2019, ACC set up the ASEAN Pavilion at the event and achieved good exhibition results. In 2020, ACC has overcome the adverse effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and organised ASEAN trade organisations and agents in China to further promote grain and oil products from ASEAN Member States (AMS). The ASEAN Pavilion adopted an open booth design, which is fashionable, simple and eye-catching. Products such as palm oil and products, edible bird’s nest, coffee, drinks, dried fruit and nuts from AMS including Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam attracted a large number of people to taste, consult and purchase. The ASEAN Pavilion has become one of the highlights of the international exhibition area of the event.