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The 2015 China Marine Economy Expo (CMEE) came to an end in Zhanjiang on Nov 29, with more than 200,000 people visiting it and business and trade contract reaching 31.2 billion yuan ($4.9 billion).
A variety of activities including products launching, investment seminars, tourism promotion events, cooperation meetings and roadshows were held during the Expo.
Visitors go to the 2015 China Marine Economy Expo on the last day of the event in Zhanjiang on Nov 29. [Photo/gdzjdaily.com.cn]
Compared with last year's event, 2015 CMEE took place on a much larger scale in terms of the number of participating exhibitors, media organizations, visitors and business and trade deals.
About 1,000 foreign and domestic officials and guests attended the Expo. More than 2,100 organizations and exhibiting companies from 43 countries and regions took part in it.
The total exhibition area of this year's Expo exceeded 200,000 square meters to house 2,633 booths, up 30 percent over last year.
A child shows interest in a model plane at the 2015 CMEE in Zhanjiang on Nov 29. [Photo/gdzjdaily.com.cn]
Advanced high-tech equipment such as Jiaolong, Xuelong, the re-entry capsule of Shenzhou spaceship, space suit, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), 3D printers and robots were on display during the Expo.
Some of the countries along the "Belt and Road" including the UK, France, Germany, Seychelles, Israel and Singapore showcased their achievements in marine economy. Many companies from South Korea, America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia came to the Expo for business opportunities.
Italian exhibitors provide sample wine for visitors at the 2015 CMEE in Zhanjiang on Nov 29. [Photo/yinsha.com]
This year's Expo had additional tourism and culture area, international gourmet area and products exhibition area, which attracted many foreign exhibitors.
More than 38,000 professional visitors and sellers sought business opportunities and examined the investment environment and available projects in Zhanjiang during the Expo.