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Xi'an holds the Second World Beverage Conference

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Updated: 2018-10-23

The Second World Beverage Conference themed "healthy beverage for people's better life" commenced in Xi'an on Oct 23, attracting more than 500 participants.

Xi'an holds the Second World Beverage Conference

Xi'an holds the launching ceremony of the Second World Beverage Conference. [Photo/xiancn.com]

The conference was jointly sponsored by International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Chinese Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS), Shaanxi Agricultural Department, Northwest University of Agriculture and Forestry and Xi'an municipal government.

Participants included Li Jinhua, vice-chairman of 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee; Roderick Drew, chairman of 23rd ISHS; Yue Huafeng, chairman of Xi'an CPPCC and academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering.

As a modern, open and inclusive international metropolis, Xi'an is seeing its beverage industry growing. Its total beverage output reached 1.91 million tons, with a total output value of 6.31 billion yuan ($909.1 million) in 2017.

Xi'an is expected to take this conference as an opportunity to learn from the advanced experience and technology at home and abroad, and contribute to transformation and upgrading of healthy, green and safe beverage industry.

Roderick Drew, chairman of 23rd ISHS spoke highly of Xi'an's important role in world drink culture exchange and said that ISHS is committed to promoting global enterprises cooperation, and this conference was aimed at facilitating communication between scientists and entrepreneurs.

At the opening ceremony, the Xi'an government, ISHS and CSHS signed a tripartite strategic cooperation framework agreement.

During the conference, various activities were also held, including high-end forums, fruit wine technology, product evaluation exchanges and exhibitions.

Xi'an holds the Second World Beverage Conference

Participants are attracted by the exhibits at the Second World Beverage Conference. [Photo/xiancn.com]

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