The 11th China International Oil and Gas Trade Conference (CIOGTC) was held in Shanghai from November 8 to 9. It was sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, the National Energy Administration, and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government and hosted by the Foreign Trade Development Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce. This year, CIOGTC continues the combination of online and offline approaches, with the theme of “deepening international trade and cooperation in oil and gas, promoting high-quality economic and social development.” Nearly 500 representatives from globally renowned oil companies, trade and shipping enterprises, financial and information institutions, and academic research institutions from 14 countries and regions attended the conference. The conference offered an opportunity to explore ideas and directions for international trade and cooperation in oil and gas in the context of the global epidemic. Vice Minister of Commerce Sheng Qiuping and Deputy Secretary General of the Shanghai Municipal Government Gu Honghui attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. Zhong Ren, Vice President and member of the Leading Party Group of Sinochem Holdings, Chairman, General Manager, and Party Secretary of Sinochem Energy, also delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.
Zhong Ren stated that Sinochem Holdings has always adhered to integrity and innovation in its international petroleum trade business as it continuously implements its transformation into a comprehensive energy trade enterprise. Sinochem Holdings continues to leverage the advantages of traditional trade business, while also exploring new areas of business to drive development through innovation. Looking ahead, Sinochem Holdings will continue to promote industrial upgrading and an innovation-driven approach to business. It will focus on enhancing the competitiveness of the industrial chain, highlighting its marketing and service capabilities, and striving to achieve a sustainable development path characterized by technology-driven and innovative growth.