The China (Shaanxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone Development Forum was held in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province on May 12. The forum was hosted by Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government and organized by a cohort of firms and organizations, including the Shaanxi Provincial Department of Commerce (the provincial office handling the promotion of free trade) and the Belt and Road Pilot Free Trade Zone of Xi’an Jiaotong University.
China (Shaanxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone Development Forum
The event was comprised of one main forum and two parallel conferences: China (Shaanxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone Development Forum, China (Shaanxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone Innovation and Development Seminar and Seminar on Synergetic Development among Five Provinces in Northwest China.
Themed “deepening reform and opening up and promoting high-quality development in the pilot free trade zone”, the forum invited officials from government authorities involved in the advocacy and promotion of free trade zones, subject matter experts on the topic from within China and from abroad, representatives from some of the most well-known international free trade zones as well as from several leading think tanks to discuss enhancing the zones’ ability to meet the central government’s “opening up” objectives, improving the business environment within the zones, creating more opportunities