Canton Fair 2018 News
With the closing of the 123rd Canton Fair, ticket prices from Guangzhou to several cities in China have gradually fallen, especially to popular business cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu. Meanwhile, hotel prices in Guangzhou have also fallen back to normal levels. Air tickets and hotel supply are also gradually stabilizing. From the end of the fair to the summer vacation, the selling price of tourism products will enter a trough across the country and will continue for about 40 days.
From May 8 onwards, ticket prices began to fall back to about 40 percent, a larger decline. From the end of the Canton Fair to the beginning of the summer holidays in mid-to-late June, domestic flights, hotels and other resources will be insufficient supply, the implementation of off-season prices state.
After the Canton Fair, the selling price of four-star and five-star hotels and business hotels dropped by 50-160% to the level before the fair. Take the five-star hotel Garden Hotel Guangzhou in Huanshi Road, which sold for 2780 yuan / room / night during the fair, but its selling price has now fallen back to 1280yuan / room / night, a drop of up to 106%, providing more ample supply.
GUANGZHOU, May 4, 2018 (reporter Zhang Chaohua, Lu Jian). From the age of 27 to 79, 52 years, he participated in the 103 consecutive China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair), what is the charm of the buyer from Sweden to Canton Fair so "love it"? Recently, Sweden Company Inter Agenturer AB founder Peppino G. Cozza told reporters.
Falling in love with China at the Canton Fair for the first time
Swedish buyer Peppino G. Cocozza in an interview. Xinhua News Photo
"I read Marco Polo in my early years and was fascinated by the cultural and business opportunities of China, an ancient and mysterious country in the East. Later, I learned in Swedish newspapers that China was going to hold import and export trade fairs, and I was determined to come to China while I was young," said Cocozza.
In 1966, taking a train from Hong Kong to Shenzhen and another train to Guangzhou, Cocozza lugged a heavy suitcase and spent the whole day at the Canton Fair. "I was a 27-year-old boy when I came to the 20th Canton Fair. There was no car on the street in Guangzhou then, only a five-star hotel - Dongfang Hotel Guangzhou. On the street, the pretty Guangzhou lady had short hair, but I had a hunch that there would be new business opportunities in the near future in a city that has been known as the city of commerce for thousands of years.
As the founder of an international trading company engaged in the import of gifts, toys, spectacles and tiles, Peppino G. Cocozzawanted to buy cheaply made in China back in Sweden, packaged as gifts and sold well all over the world. At that time the choice of Chinese goods was relatively simple and low-tech. I bought pencils in Tianjin, China, glassware in Liaoning, porcelain in Yangzhou and toys in Shandong for the first time. I remember very clearly that the first Canton Fair I only brought thousands of dollars of goods, and Chinese goods in my business accounted for only 5%, but now, Chinese products in my list have more than 90%."Cocozza said.
In 1978, when the clarion call for reform and opening to the outside world brought a springlike glow to the long-dormant land of China, the Canton Fair was the first to feel the spring breeze as a window on China's foreign trade.
" I was impressed by the Chinese people's commitment to reform and opening up. Since the reform and opening up, China has been free to open companies to make money, boldly invest in R&D and technological innovation, which have made Chinese-made products increasingly competitive in the market. Then every year I attended the Canton Fair, I could feel new changes, startups were emerging, new technology products such as LED lights, TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners, etc. And other new technology products continue to appear, I have more choice of Chinese products."Cocozza said.
In 2009, Cocozza was awarded the 13th Honorary Citizen of Guangzhou City, for which he was very proud: "I am proud to be an honorary citizen of Guangzhou, with its towering tower, its colorful appearance in four seasons, and the constant display of new changes, making Guangzhou more and more international."
I'm the "number one fan" of the Canton Fair
Cocozza was honored at the 90th, 100th and 110th Canton Fairs as the representative of the "old Canton Fairs". "This is a great honor for me." He said that participating in the Canton Fairs was not just about making money, otherwise, I could not have insisted for more than half a century. One-third of my time in China is traveling. Canton Fairs is a window for me to know and know China. And really let my heart yearning is the Chinese culture, I love China, if not to China, I will have great regret in my life." Said Cocoa.
Peppino G. Cocozza is introducing his book. Photographed by Huang Lulu, Xinhua News Agency
To that end, he wrote a book called "My Travel Career" (MITT LIVS RESA), which contains nearly a third of the space devoted to China, with photographs of his travels and business in various parts of the country. "I also mentioned the Canton Fair in the book, wrote about my participation in the first Canton fair scene, as well as the subsequent annual changes and the goods I bought."Cocozza introduced.
He fell in love with China, fell in love with Guangzhou. Guangzhou, adjacent to Hong Kong, China, is the forefront of China's reform and opening up, at that time, it has a mainland city does not have the atmosphere of openness and multi-cultural integration and development of the humanities, in today, it is still China's opening up to the outside world. From a young man who was 27 when he first came to China to a white-haired man who is now nearly 80 years old, Kokaza not only feels Guangzhou, feels the changes in China, but also fully integrates with the city: "After all these years at the Canton Fair, I have my favorite food in Guangzhou, which is fried rice in Guangzhou, so I can say unabasheartily that I am the number one of Canton Fair and China's biggest fan."
Report by Xinhua News, http://www.xinhuanet.com/fortune/2018-05/04/c_129864629.htm
(17th, the first phase of the 2018 Spring Canton Fair has entered its third day and traffic is still increasing)
China News Service(CNS) visited International Pavilion of Canton Fair.
Guangzhou, April 17 (Reporter Xu Qingqing) To China Canton Fair can not only buy high quality Chinese products, but also to buy quality products of other countries in the world.Canton Fair in China's all-round opening to the outside world platform, but also for the exhibitors to seek global customers provides a great opportunity to become a veritable "global super market."
It is understood that since the 101st Canton Fair International Pavilion was set up in 2007, nearly 10,000 enterprises from more than 100 countries and regions have taken part in the exhibition, with a total of 617 enterprises from 34 countries and regions exhibiting at 992 booths with an exhibition area of 20,000 square meters and 2 exhibition groups from Germany, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, Turkey, Ukraine, Thailand, India, Macao and Taiwan and other countries and regions.
17th, the first phase of the Canton Fair has entered its third day, the Canton Fair venue traffic is still increasing. Reporters in the International Pavilion hall to see people from all over the world crowded into the pavilion. Many booths, exhibitors and buyers from different countries with English and hand signals in asking for product information. There are many Japanese and Korean exhibitors set up a beautiful demonstration of their own products.
(The Korea Pavilion, the first import pavilion of the Canton Fair in spring 2018, has a strong presence.)
Korean companies are very active in the Canton Fair. Booth labeled "Korea" can be seen everywhere in the import hall of the Canton Fair. More than 100 Korean companies are exhibiting. Ivan is responsible for the global sales of Epic systems in Anshan, South Korea. He sells smart door locks with various ways of opening doors. He has been attending the Canton Fair continuously since 2013.
Sunkun, export director for Pakistan's Royal brand fan company, is confident despite the fact that only three companies from Pakistan are exhibiting at the fair this year, telling reporters that Royal brand fans have a 60-year history in Pakistan, producing more than 110 products and selling to 25 countries around the world. Sunkun's participation in the fall of 2015-2017 Canton Fair is one of global trends, he said.
In addition, high-end kitchen utensils from Turkey, small household appliances from Japan, refrigerator cookers from Egypt, machinery and equipment from India, natural organic daily chemical products from Thailand, and hardware tools from the United States have been welcomed by global buyers.
(Exhibition booth of Epic systems, Ansan, Korea.)
"I like the products from Taiwan and Hong Kong, especially the products from Taiwan, which are of very good quality," Himasha, a buyer from Sri Lanka, told reporters. This was his third visit to Canton Fair. He needed to buy some household appliances and some decorations for building materials. He said it was very convenient to buy not only Chinese products but also products from many countries and regions around the world at Canton Fair.
At present, the Canton Fair has established trade relations with more than 200 countries and regions around the world, which not only promotes China's wider opening up and the development of China's open economy, but also provides great convenience for overseas enterprises to explore China's huge consumer market and sell the world, and promotes a more balanced development of China's foreign trade.
"This year coincides with the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up," said Xu Bing, spokesman for the Canton Fair. "We will take high-quality development as our guide and turn the fair into an international first-class platform for all-round opening up to the outside world," he said.