China International Fair for Investment and Trade held in Xiamen, Fujian, China is the exclusive investment promotion trade show in China which is aimed at attracting foreign direct investment. Presently, it is the largest economic trade show which focuses on the marketing of China for foreign investment and new business opportunities for goods and services made by foreign funded ventures.
The trade show is held annually in September 8 - 11 in the southern coastal city of Xiamen, Fujian on Mainland China.
CIFIT started out as the Fujian Fair for International Investment & Trade . It was held for the ten years between 1987 and 1996. Then came the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of the People's Republic of China who saw the opportunity to expand this trade show to include marketing the rest of China for foreign direct investment. Consequently the FFIIT was promoted officially to CIFIT in January 1997.
CIFIT has steadily grown in the numbers of visitors such as investors, business people, economic institutions and intermediaries. This is due to its unique way of attracting foreign capital and investment.