China IMPORT EXPO (CIE) May 19 -21, 2016

Empire State Development’s Global NY Division is recruiting New York-based small and medium-sized businesses to exhibit at the upcoming CHINA IMPORT EXPO (CIE), to be hosted in Kunshan, China from May 19-21, 2016.

The CIE aims at becoming a platform for foreign companies to showcase their products and new technologies in fields such as Advanced Technology, Environment Protection, Metal Working and Emerging Industries.

Organizers expect over 60,000 visitors from more than 40 countries during this 3-day event and exhibitors will receive first-hand experiences about doing business in China.


A substantial portion of your company’s expenses can be funded through the NYS State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program under which you can be reimbursed for up to $3,100 of the travel, lodging and shipment costs; eligible companies will also benefit from a pre-paid turnkey booth package at no expense.


GlobalNy is recruiting unto 12 companies to participate in an organized trade mission to the China Import Expo (CIE). GlobalNY will also help you find opportunities for your business through customized matchmaking meetings and Market research.


Application Deadlines and Details

The deadline for CIE applications is February 15, 2016. For eligible companies, the STEP grant can reimburse a significant portion of your exhibit, travel and accommodation expenses.

You will also be eligible to apply for GlobalNy’s customized Export market Assistance Service (EMAS).

To learn more about this trade exhibition opportunity please call (212) 803-2344 or (212) 803-2300.


To access the STEP application form, please visit the Global NY webpage at:


CIE (Metalworking and Automation Show) sectors include

Metal processing:

metal-cutting machine tool, metal-forming machine tool, knife and fixture, measuring apparatus and spare parts.


industrial robot technology, assembly and transfer system, linear positioning system, control system, industrial computer telecommunication, network and field bus system, embedded system, measuring and testing system, industrial automation data acquisition and identification system, automation service.

Industrial logistics and driver:

mechanical handling equipment, storing and workshop equipment, internal logistics system and software; liquid dynamics, mechanical drive, electric drive, air compression.

3D printing:

3D printer, industrial grade 3D printer, desktop 3D printer and other 3D printing equipment; 3D printer accessories; 3D scanning equipment and software; 3D printing material and technology; 3D printing services.

The exhibition area is expected to be 80,000 m2.