The 119th Canton Fair

Update: 06-03-2019

Nowadays, faced by the complex and demanding situation […]

Nowadays, faced by the complex and demanding situation at home and abroad as well as the mounting downward pressure, China’s foreign trade still have advantages of comprehensive competence and sustainability. The supporting policy for China’s foreign trade is unchanged; The long-term economic fundamentals remain sound; China still has industrial complementary advantages with developed and developing countries; the driving force for foreign trade structural adjustment is quickly shifting. As the barometer of China’s foreign trade, it is crucial to organize the 119th Canton Fair well for its more remarkable and expected position under such complex circumstances.

The 119th Canton Fair bears the overall landscape of China’s foreign trade development in mind, and actively implements the concept of “innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development”. We are committed to the structural reform of the supply front of foreign trade, following the direction of specialization, marketization, branding, internationalization and informatization on the basis of the stability of the overall exhibition pattern. Driven by expertise and wisdom, the Canton Fair puts effort on improving the management, services, structure and quality of exhibitors and their products to build a “Smart Canton Fair” and a “Green Canton Fair”. By doing so, we hope that we can make new contributions to the steady development and structural adjustment of China’s foreign trade.

Now, I will brief you on the basic facts of the 119th Canton Fair.

1. Exhibition pattern and layout remain stable

The total exhibition area of this session is 1.18 million square meters, and the number of booths is 60,233. There are 24,514 exhibitors from home and abroad.

In this session, there are 59,243 booths and 23,904 exhibitors in the National Pavilion. 16 categories of products will be exhibited in 50 sections. The booth arrangement is as follows: 11,925 brand booths and 47,318 general booths, taking up 20% and 80% respectively. And the numbers of exhibitors in 3 phases are: 8,563 companies in Phase 1, 7,148 in Phase 2, and 8,193 in Phase 3.

In this session, we will continue to set up the International Pavilion in Phase 1 and Phase 3, with an area of 20,000 square meters. There are 990 booths and 6 product areas; and there are 610 enterprises from 48 countries and regions as well as 11 national and regional trade delegations. We will continue to integrate exhibition in the National Pavilion and the International Pavilion in this session. Exhibitors of the household appliances and household textile sectors from home and abroad will be competing on the same stage.

2.We will carry out the reform of the Canton Fair’s supply front and improve the professional level of exhibition.

By carrying out the reform of the supply front and improving the professional level of the exhibition, we have optimized the quality and structure of the companies and exhibits. The 119th Canton Fair is developed into a more specialized exhibition in the following 3 ways. First, we improve the regulations and procedures of the exhibition management. According to the changes of brand exhibitors, we improve the practicing rules for the booth quantity arrangement. Booth application is available earlier and we release the name list of participating exhibitors one month beforehand. Second, we promote specialized divisions of the exhibits. Based on purchase needs, we have set up 124 divisions in 27 sections, 10 more than last session, among which the bicycle and motorcycle sections will have divisions for the first time. Sections of building materials, hardware, cloths, textiles and garments will be further optimized. Third, we will put more effort on supporting the new subjects. We will perfect the booth arrangement plan for new energy and pet products. In this session, sections of new energy, pet products and outdoor spa facilities have attracted 22 new exhibitors, taking up for 11.5%, and including some domestic enterprises with large sales volume. Exhibitors are more diversified.

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