Canton Fair: Where Ambitions Become Reality

By Prne, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

GUANGZHOU, China - The path goods take to reach a buyer is often long. From thousands of raw
materials to hundreds of parts, parts to a final product, to a buyer — it’s
a road only possible because of the vision of entrepreneurs who see a
computer in a piece of silicon, a car in a piece of rubber, a house in a
table lamp, or a business in a case of printer’s ink.

Turning a business idea into reality can involve sourcing from all over
the world. Or it can involve going to the Canton Fair. As the largest trade
fair in China, the Canton fair stands right in the middle of the global
sourcing market, and every year more and more attendants, from ambitious
entrepreneurs to globe spanning corporations, come there looking for a way to
realize their goals.

Besides putting over 55,000 suppliers and over 170,000 buyers on the same
grounds, the fair offers numerous tools to put these two groups in touch.
Including comprehensive online tools for finding the goods you are looking
for, contacting the suppliers beforehand and setting up meetings — a
necessary service if you are to navigate the massive selection on display.
The fair will also see a return of the “Cup-of-Joy Party” where buyers can
find the supplier they didn’t know they needed. The website also provides
detailed product information, travel information as well as assistance with
hotel booking and visa applications.

Don’t look all over the world for the goods your company needs; don’t
even look all over China. With 55,000 stands, an exhibition area of over 1.1
million square meters, and business turnover of tens of billions of US
dollars, the Canton fair is a perfect match for your ambitions.

Phase 1 (April 15-19)

Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances, Hardware & Tools,
Machinery & Spare Parts, Building Materials, Lighting Equipment, Chemical
Products, International Pavilion

Phase 2 (April 24-28)

Consumer Goods, Gifts, Home Decorations

Phase 3 (May 3-7)

Textiles & Garments, Shoes, Office Supplies, Cases & Bags, Recreation
Product, Medicines, Medical Devices, Health Products, Food Products

Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex
Address: No. 382, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China
Hosts: Ministry of Commerce, PRC,
People’s Government of Guangdong Province
Organizer: China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC)
Tel: +86-20-2608-9999
Fax: +86-20-8333-5880

Source: China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC)

Mr. Xiaoying Wu, +86-20-8913-8628

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