The 117th Canton Fair was inaugurated this morning at China Import and Export Fair Complex. According to Liu Jianjun, a spokesman of the fair, the exhibition area and attending enterprises would maintain almost the same with fast fairs. Nevertheless, it is estimated that the number of oversea buyers might go down compared with the 116th Canton Fair (over 186,000 people).
On the opening press yesterday (April 14th), Liu pointed out that the 117th fair will focus on a series of new industries such as new energy, pet-related supplies and outdoor SPA.
Trading with countries along the “Belt and Road” is another essential concern for this fair. Under the national strategy to build the New Silk Road Belt and 21st Maritime Silk Road , the fair had invited amounts of buyers along the “Belt and Road”. For instance, an International market forum with the theme of Indian Market’s Environment and Opportunity would be held on the afternoon of April 17th.
Zhu Xiaodan, governor of Guangdong, said Guangdong government would make effort to create a legalized and international bussiness environment for supporting the development of this fair.
More relative data are as follow:
The number of brand booths and common booths.
The attending enterprises in international pavilion.
The attending enterprises for each phase.