Original title: The 130th Canton Fair, the world’s largest physical exhibition under the epidemic, opens
China News Service, Guangzhou, October 13 (Reporter Cheng Jingwei) The opening press conference of the 130th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) was held on the 13th in the Guangzhou Canton Fair Complex. Deputy Director and Secretary General of the Canton Fair, Director of the China Foreign Trade Center Chu Shijia said that the 130th Canton Fair will be held online and offline simultaneously from October 15th to 19th, and the exhibition will last for 5 days. The offline exhibition area is 400,000 square meters, and it is still the world’s largest physical exhibition under the epidemic.
This is also the first time that the Canton Fair has resumed offline physical exhibitions after being held in the “cloud” for three consecutive sessions under the influence of the epidemic.
This year’s Canton Fair set up 51 exhibition areas according to 16 categories of commodities, with a total of 19,181 booths and 7,795 exhibiting companies. Manufacturing companies, foreign trade companies, and industry and trade companies accounted for 52.84%, 34.35% and 12.10% respectively. State-owned enterprises, foreign-funded enterprises and private enterprises accounted for 8.83%, 8.70% and 82.47% respectively. There were 10,837 brand booths, accounting for 57% of the total number of booths, a significant increase from previous sessions, with 2048 brand companies. At the International Import Expo, 92 companies from 15 countries and regions including Europe, the United States, and Canada participated offline, including a group of Fortune 500 companies and leading companies in the industry.
This year’s Canton Fair online exhibition maintains the original about 60,000 booths, and about 26,000 Chinese and foreign companies participated online. Manufacturing companies, foreign trade companies, and industry and trade companies accounted for 49.65%, 37.73% and 11.99% respectively. State-owned enterprises, foreign-funded enterprises and private enterprises accounted for 4.64%, 8.16% and 87.20% respectively. Currently, online exhibition companies have uploaded 2.78 million exhibits, a record high, of which 860,000 new products have been marked by companies. Enterprises are still actively uploading exhibits, which will reach 2.82 million and new products will reach 880,000 before the opening.
The online platform of this session of the Canton Fair has been optimized. Based on the original functions, offline pre-licensing, live broadcasting, professional forums, resident business, business travel services, epidemic prevention and control and other online and offline integrated services have been added to the original functions. The platform functions are more complete.
In order to consolidate and expand the results of poverty alleviation and the effective connection of rural revitalization, the offline exhibition of this year’s Canton Fair set up the “Rural Revitalization Featured Product Exhibition Area” for the first time, and all enterprises participated in the exhibition for free. The online exhibition will also set up a “Rural Revitalization Zone”, which does not impose quantitative restrictions or threshold conditions for enterprises in poverty-stricken areas, encourage active declaration, and expand the scope of beneficiary enterprises. A total of 883 enterprises from poverty alleviation regions gathered online and offline.
According to Chu Shijia, well-known international companies such as Wal-Mart in the United States, Staples in the United States, Ou Shang Ying Tenuo in France, KESKO in Finland, Changyou Group in Indonesia, and Mirzen Group in Morocco, as well as the American Chamber of Commerce in South China, the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Guangdong, and Korea Trade Overseas business organizations such as the Revitalization Commune, Arab Merchants Forum (China), Kingston Rwanda, Guangdong Returned Overseas Chinese Association, Guangzhou Returned Overseas Chinese Association, etc. will organize delegations to participate in the meeting.
He pointed out that under the background that the global epidemic is still spreading, this year’s Canton Fair will continue to promote business model innovation, and for the first time implement a new model of online and offline integration. Scenes. The integration of online and offline holdings not only maintains the traditional advantages of face-to-face negotiations, good results of sample transactions, and establishment of mutual trust in the Canton Fair, but also conforms to the trend of digital economy development, expands the scale of the Canton Fair, and is conducive to the comprehensive display of exhibitors and brand images. It is conducive to more online negotiations between suppliers and purchasers, and meets the different needs of enterprises from all over the world. (over)