Opportunities for British participation at Guangdong Expo

Guangdong (China) 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo

29 – 31 October 2015 (Dongguang, Guangdong, China)

Guangdong – the Window of China trade

Guangdong is China’s undisputed capital of trade — one-fifth of the total import and export of the world largest trading nation are traded through Guangdong.

As the official Windows of Chinese manufacturing since 65 years ago because the well-known Canton Fairs, it is a natural place in China to find opportunity for export and new product for import, to commission manufacturing, or to find agent and distributors and offer services to traders.

Increasingly investors from China active in the UK are also dominated by companies from Guangdong – Ping An, CGN Power, Huawei Technologies, ZTE Corporation, etc. And even more so if companies from the neighbouring Hong Kong are included.

New business opportunities from China are no longer driven only by low cost manufacturing. China is now hungry for overseas investment; importation of good quality British products and services; and can offer new market opportunities in a number of new sectors as it move toward a new balanced development, greener energy, value-added manufacturing, technology driven enterprising and service-oriented expansion.

Labelled as the ‘New Norm’, Guangdong is at the forefront of new business opportunities – the Free Trade Zones in Guangzhou (Nansha), Zhuhai (Hengqing) and Shenzhen (Qianhai); the Shantou Bay Cultural pilot district; new financial hub, air logistic hub; to name but a few.

China is catalysing its new proactive outward looking trade and investment strategy as ‘One Belt One Road’ – the New Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Chinese businesses, with huge financial support of governments, are spear-heading a trading drive and investment drive in working with many overseas countries. Great Britain that has become one of the top destinations for Chinese investors in recent years and has steadily increased export of products and services to China, is poised to benefit, not least that the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, himself has chosen the UK as the country he would visit in October this year. Guangdong is again the choice for staging this all important international marketing trade show.

The Guangdong Expo

The Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo, or Guangdong Expo, is a great opportunities for British companies and organisations interested in meeting high quality Guangdong businesses and in marketing Britain’s products, services and investment opportunities. The same event last year reportedly attracted over 1000 top Guangdong companies (exhibitors), 6000 overseas trade visitors and 15,000 buyers.

Key sectors for the Guangdong Expo’s exhibition (Donguang):

  1. Construction: Building materials, interior fitting-out and decoration materials,
  2. Engineering machineries and special purpose vehicles, machinery parts and components
  3. Foods and agro-products: processed foods, heath foods, frozen foods, cooking ingredients, seafood, soft-drinks, beverages, coffee, tea, fruits, dried fruits, green foods
  4. Tea industries: tea (green team, black tea, oolong tea, white tea, dark tea; processed tea foods and drinks, tea making sets, products of tea tree and roots, and other tea cultured products
  5. Porcelain and fine china: decorative, household, giftware and artistic/designer porcelain and fine china products
  6. Silk Industries: raw materials, fabrics, garments, giftware and other silk and silk-blended products including cultural products such as images and videos etc.
  7. Tourism industries
  8. Port City Forum: A special economic forum for the cooperation of port cities (Guangzhou)

This is a great opportunities to explore the potential of the Guangdong (China) market if you are new to the market and to renew old and forge new links with one of the most important economic hubs of the 21st century. For companies that are already booked to visit Canton Fair, this is a valued-added event just one hour away from Guangzhou Canton Fair.

How to Participate

British companies are encouraged to visit or exhibit at the Guangdong Expo by The Guangdong Economic and Trade Office in the UK which will help to liaise with the Expo organisers in supporting the visit.

The Guangdong Office has appointed BCC LinkToChina to co-ordinate the organisation of UK participants (including those British companies that have subsidiaries in China) for the purpose of forming a group.

Qualified British companies and organisations may be provided with free space in a UK pavilion, free airport pick-up and free hothttps://linktochinadotorg.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php#el (subject to availability and confirmation) in Dongguang.

Event Organisers and Supporters

The event is organised by the Guangdong Government (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangdong Committee). For the list of Chinese governmental and trade bodies please refer to the Invitation from the Organiser: 1510 Guangdong Silk Road Expo Appendix Buyers guide from GD.

For further information please contact BCC LinkToChina on 01753 870 571 or send us any enquiry

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