Trade Fair

Canton Fair spring session ends with 9pc rise in orders over October

The 113th Canton Fair attracted nearly 203,000 visitors from 211 countries and jurisdictions. Photo: Xinhua

Speaking at the closing press conference, Liu Jianjun, the fair's spokesman and deputy director general of the China Foreign Trade Centre, said the 113th session of the fair, officially known as the China Import and Export Fair, attracted nearly 203,000 visitors from 211 countries and jurisdictions.

Monday, 6 May, 2013, 11:00pm

Western Guangdong trade fair targets Asean business people

Western Guangdong will host its first trade fair next month, targeting overseas Chinese business people in Asean countries. Photo: Xinhua

Liu Xiaojie, deputy secretary general of Guangdong's provincial government, told a press conference yesterday that the first national trade fair involving Chinese merchants in Asean countries would be held in Zhanjiang from April 10 to 12.

26 Mar 2013 - 4:45am

Fewer deals and visitors flag grim year for exports

China's largest trade fair, Canton Fair serves as the barometer indicating China's export situation. Photo: Xinhua

The biggest trade fair on the mainland ended with disappointing results yesterday.

There was a significant drop in the number of international buyers and deals done, painting a grim picture for exports in the coming year.

8 May 2015 - 9:46am

Wine Opinion: Trade expos

Wine Opinion: Trade expos

To those of us who don't attend them for a living, the concept of a wine fair must seem like the impossible dream - an entire hall full of people encouraging you to visit their booths and imbibe at your leisure (gratis, no less).

20 Sep 2012 - 10:49am

Dazzling designs on show

As the world's largest gift show, the HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair is renowned as the ultimate showcase for the latest trends and hottest products, providing an unsurpassed platform for industry players from around the world.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Exhibition to highlight latest industry trends

To showcase the latest fashion jewellery trends for the Spring/Summer 2011 season, the September edition of Asia's Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair is being held at AsiaWorld-Expo from today until Friday.

14 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Sexy manga comics keep fair organisers on their toes, as Ah Bun's new book inspires

Not only lightly clad pseudo-models have been pushing publishing boundaries at the Hong Kong Book Fair.

A Taiwanese exhibitor has been caught displaying sexually explicit manga and anime accessories.

25 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Fair organisers turn to domestic buyers as overseas orders plummet

The organiser of the Canton Fair has invited big domestic department stores, supermarket chains and leading wholesalers to the mainland's biggest and oldest trade fair that opens today, as overseas orders dry up amid the financial crisis.

15 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Fee discount to lure exhibitors to Canton Fair

Pinched by the world's economic woes, the country's oldest and largest trade show, the biannual Canton Fair, is offering to cut fees for the first time to entice exhibitors.

9 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Eco-company seeks greener pastures as global crisis bites

Green living and eco-products may seem irrelevant in the middle of a global financial meltdown, but some companies have spotted opportunities amid the crisis.

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Event breaks lull between buying seasons

Buyers and exhibitors will be gathering for the Summer Sourcing Show for Gifts, Houseware and Toys, which opens on July3 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The fair was established in 2004 in response to the Sars crisis to attract business to Hong Kong, and has become a regular and important event on the international trade fair calendar.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Online sourcing tool keeps firms in touch has proved a successful online sourcing business-matching platform from Messe Frankfurt. It was launched in February last year as a platform for visitors and exhibitors to get together.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Sourcing show offers match made in heaven

The organiser has found the right recipe for success in bringing together more mainland suppliers with buyers from around the world

The China Sourcing Fair: Gifts & Home Products can only get bigger, as more buyers from around the world look to the mainland for suppliers offering lower costs and readily available new products.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Guangzhou trade fair to include imports

More than 300 importers from 36 countries and regions will take part in the inaugural China Import and Export Fair (CIEF), which takes over from Guangzhou's 50-year-old export commodities fair tomorrow.

'Setting up the import fair will complement the country's trade policy with the goal of reducing the trade surplus,' CIEF spokesman Xu Bing told a news conference.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Big address book of buyers keeps exhibitors happy

First-time clients see many potential deals thanks to China Sources' extensive international database

THE FIRST DAY of a trade show can be nerve-racking for exhibitors as they wait for visitors to exchange contact details or make a deal.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am