Madam Ma Hongtao is the Secretary General of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sub Council Agriculture (CCPIT-SSA). Mdm. Ma has held a variety of positions at the Ministry of Agriculture, both at the national and regional levels. Under her leadership, CCPIT-SSA organizes a number of expositions, including China Fisheries & Seafood Expo, which debuted in 1996 in Qingdao. CCPIT-SSA also actively promotes and helps facilitate the global trade of seafood and agriculture products.