110th Canton Fair scheduled to open on Oct 14
2011-September-16 Source: english.gz.gov.cn
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The opening ceremony of the 110th China Import and Export Fair (the autumn session of the Canton Fair) will be held on October 14, organizers announced at a recent press conference. A forum will also be held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of China's accession to the WTO. The fair will officially open to visitors on October 15.

According to Liu Jianjun, spokesman of the Canton Fair and deputy director of the China Foreign Trade Center, this upcoming Canton Fair will take place in three phases as usual. The scale of exhibition will be the same as the 109th session's, and there will be a total of about 58,600 booths spread out in exhibition halls of 1.16 million square meters. The booths will include about 58,000 ones offering export products. The exhibits will be displayed in 15 categories in 50 exhibition areas. Export products will also be available to domestic buyers and such products will be relabeled.

The previous session Canton Fair (File Photo)

Mr. Liu said that the demand of foreign trade firms for exhibition space remains strong, and that nearly 100,000 enterprises have applied online for exhibition space. However, there are only 58,000 export booths, and not all requests for exhibition space can be satisfied. The overall exhibition layout will remain unchanged; it's intended to enhance the quality and specialization of exhibits with a view to optimizing future sessions.

Organizers of the 110th Canton Fair have extended invitations to a total of 997,000 merchants. As of August 19, promotion for the fair has been completed along 13 routes, with 30 promotion seminars held. According to Mr. Liu, buyers from emerging economies, in particularly the BRICS countries, have expressed a keen interest in the fair. Promotion campaigns abroad indicate that buyers from developed nations, such as the United States, Switzerland, Denmark, France and Britain, have also demonstrated eagerness to take part in the fair. The amount of deals to be made at this autumn session of the Canton Fair is expected to remain steady, with no significant change over previous sessions.

(Translated by Guangzhou Association of Foreign Affairs Translators)

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