Canton Fair: Discovering Tomorrow’s Business Opportunities
this year, you might feel lost in the crowd. With hundreds of thousands of
buyers, tens of thousands of suppliers, and hundreds of nationalities trading
a wide variety of products, it might seem as though your only points of
connection are pre-arranged online. But there are two things that link the
Chinese Machinery salesman, the Saudi Arabian textile buyer, and the American
conglomerate: they have the desire to expand in a tough market, and they know
Operating in a downturn requires the conservation of time and money, and
what keeps people coming back to the Canton Fair year after year is the
promise to save you both. Buyers don’t just come to
they come to
the same province, sometimes from the same city, and twice a year, under the
same roof. That saves you money in transport, in tariffs, and in time.
To help you get in touch with one another and find new opportunities we
have brought back the Cup-of-joy parties from previous sessions, as well as
set up new VIP rooms for attendants who have visited 15 times, organizations
that have signed agreements with the China Foreign Trade Center,
representatives of foreign governments and chambers of commerce, and
representatives of the world’s top 250 retailers and 500 sourcing companies.
You can get free Wi-Fi access anywhere in the convention hall, and the
customer service center can help with technical support, security, catering,
or anything else related to the convention.
The first half of 2009 has been hard on everyone, but there are already
signs of new opportunities around the corner. With the NASDAQ at its highest
point in 3 months, UK consumer confidence at its highest point in almost a
for the next upturn. So visit any one of over 55,000 booths and talk to your
fellow buyers at one of our parties. You never know what sort of business
partnership you might find yourself in during the boom of 2010.
SOURCE China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC)