On September 8, 2016, work was launched to attract international exhibitors. By the end of 2016, official invitation had been sent by the Chinese government to 195 countries and 27 intergovernmental organizations through diplomatic channels. Most of them have expressed their wish to participate in the event.
For the rest of 2017, great efforts will be made to realize the "double-100 target". Eighty percent of the total workload aimed at attracting international exhibitors will be finished. The task on attracting countries with an intention to set up outdoor gardens will be basically completed. The task for examining and approving programs for exhibition gardens of 31 domestic provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities will be finished.