“Made in Cyprus

                     The road trip

A team of 11 companies represented Cyprus at an exhibition that took place on the 28th - 30th of November 2014 in China at “The First Maritime Silk Road International Brand Expo, Quanzhou, China.  The exposition was sponsored by the China Chamber of International Commerce, and was co-sponsored by the Economic Information Department of CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade).

The organizers of the Expo invited World Trade Center Cyprus to take part and represent our country with the aim to promote trade between Cypriot companies and companies from across the world and more specifically China. One of the services provided by World Trade Center Cyprus is to take part in and organize trade missions and therefore participates in Outbound and Inbound missions (which involves linking local businesses to target markets abroad and vice versa).

More than 20000 guests visited the expo, of which a big percentage visited the “Made in Cyprus” Pavilion. The Cypriot team was honoured to be invited to several meetings and dinners hosted by some very important organizations, one of which was the President of the World Trade Center Quanzhou. The president of the CCPIT was also invited to present Cyprus as an International Business hub for Investment Opportunities as well as to present Cyprus as a Country that someone should invest in and visit.  

The “Made in Cyprus” team was represented by estate development companies, law firms, metal constructions and products, shop systems, plumbing, insurance, wine and spirits, and bartending school services. Throughout the trip our Cypriot companies had the opportunity to come into contact with local and other international businesses in their field. The aim was to promote our country’s products and services and this was accomplished with great success.

Some quotes from the representatives of the companies that took part:

  •  The trip was a first experience into the Chinese market, which is certainly unique and very different to our expectations. I now have a better idea on how to approach this market”.


  • “A special thanks for giving me the opportunity to take part in this trip
    which was for me one of the most productive trips I have ever had”.


  •  “I would like to congratulate you for organizing everything in such an excellent way.  Congrats also for the personal interest beyond any professional duties to make sure everybody from the group was satisfied in China and achieve his /her personal targets”.


  •  “I am in retrospect very satisfied from the chance we had to participate
    in the Quanzhou event as we had the chance to extend our presence in an
    important third tier city in China in a hub province such as Fujian”.


  •  “In terms of organizational efficiency, we are very satisfied from your
    efforts and highly praise the set-up and complete assistance you and your team have provided. We more than welcome our future participation in such events”.


  • “Firstly we would like to thank you for the opportunity you gave us to participate in the exhibition. To take this opportunity we had the chance to meet several companies that are engaged in our field. We were invited to visit huge factories.That’s why once again thank you for your help and support.“.