Italian Consul General in Chongqing: 98th CFDF is an Important Event in China

Authors: Li Gen

2018-03-27

On March 22, the Consulate General of Italy in Chongqing (CGIC) convened a press conference for the presence of an Italian pavilion at the 98th China Food and Drinks Fair (CFDF), Chengdu.
The CFDF held at the Western China International Expo City, occupied a floor area of close to 210,000 square meters. As the largest one by scale in its history, it saw the attendance of nearly 4,100 exhibitors from more than 40 countries and regions throughout the world. And it attracted some consular officials from different countries who aimed to promote their home nations' wine.
"The Chengdu-Europe express rail cargo service between Milan and Chengdu was launched in 2017. I hope, via the rail link, Italian wine can be exported to Chengdu in the future," said Mr. Filippo Umberto Nicosia, Consul General of the CGIC. He noted that the CGIC attached great importance to the event, and regarded it as a golden opportunity to promote Italian wine.

(Mr. Filippo Umberto Nicosia, Consul General of the Consulate General of Italy in Chongqing, first from left)
Eleven Italian companies showcased their products at the 168-square-meter pavilion. "Some grapes planted in Italy are peculiar to the country. Italian wine bears unique characteristics, which are favored by sophisticated consumers across the globe," said Mr. Nicosia.

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