A seminar, ‘The History and Innovation of Canton Fair,' was held at Guangzhou Library on April 23. Six foreign friends were invited to discover China's largest trade fair.
Canton Fair has a history of 58 years since its opening in 1957. It is a comprehensive trade exposition with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete variety of exhibits, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and the greatest business turnover in China.
Liang Yongsong, foreign trade sales director from the first Canton Fair, was the initial guest introducing the history of the Fair. He said the scale of the first session of the fair was far smaller. Witnessing the way the fair has grown and developed over the years has made Liang Yongsong proud of the motherland.
During his speech, he showed off one of his favorite collections，pocket dictionaries.
Holland Designers A.J. Schep and Arthur D.Tideman were also invited to the seminar talking about their connection to the fair.
A representative of the Chinese Foreign Trade Centre presented the future strategies of Canton Fair. She said that it was the first time Canton Fair achieved live-streaming via Facebook for a global audience to get the latest update of the fair. Moreover, Canton Fair is developing an e-commerce platform so that the Canton Fair can overcome the limitation of time and space. "We would love to build an e-commerce platform so that Canton Fair can last for 365 days without an end," said the marketing director, Yin Shujuan.