Orbitz Corporate & Leisure Travels ties up with China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC) to promote Canton Fair 2012 in India
Online PR News – 12-July-2012 – Mumabi – Orbitz Corporate & Leisure Travels ties up with China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC) to promote Canton Fair 2012 in India.
Mumbai, India: The 112th Canton Fair Press Conference was held at the Sofitel Hotel, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai on Monday, 2nd July 2012. The event showcased presentations from a number of senior officials from China and India and imparted all the information needed to take advantage of business opportunities at the 112th Canton Fair. A similar event was recently conducted in Delhi on 28th June at Taj Mahal Hotel. To promote the bilateral trade event at the press conference, a team of 3 delegates from the China Foreign Trade Centre presented the scope and opportunities at the Canton Fair and how it is an indispensable event for business growth.
The Canton Fair is a biannual which is held in Guangzhou every spring and autumn, and the largest and most comprehensive trade fair in China. It has the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and records the greatest business turnover in China. The previous hosting of Canton Fair in April 2012 attracted over 200,000 buyers and close to 210 participating countries. With over 58,000 stands and 150,000 different types of products exhibited at each fair, it achieved a staggering business turnover of 37.9 billion US dollars. India’s presence at the fair has been steadily growing with around 9000 buyers out of a total of 220,000 in the previous edition, which would significantly increase this year.
The 112th edition of the Canton Fair will commence in three phases of five days each. Phase 1 (October 15-19, 2012) and Phase 2 (October 23-27, 2012) and Phase 3 will commence from 31st October, 2012 until the 4th of November, 2012. It will be co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce, China and People’s Government of Guangdong Province, and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre.
Mr. Niu Qingbao - Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, assured the Indian visitors complete cooperation in clearing of all travel documents to visit the Fair. He further added that he and his team would commit to extra hours, to ensure no application for visas are pending.
As the official travel company for Canton Fair for 2012 appointed by The China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC), Orbitz Corporate & Leisure Travels (I) Pvt. Ltd will facilitate the travel arrangement for the interested Indian delegates.
The event was attended by dignitaries and many eminent personalities from the corporate world and trade associations. They included Mr. Vijay Kalantri – President, AIAI; Chandrakant Salunkhe – Founder President, SMB Development Chamber of India; Mr. Suresh Sharma – Vice President, ICECC; Mr. Ashish Pednekar – President, MACCIA; Mr. Sanjay Bhide – Secretary, Trans Asian Chamber of Commerce & Industry to name a few.
Despite the sluggish global economy, the Canton Fair continues to present a vibrant Trade Platform for exhibitors and buyer to network and sell to China. And in an otherwise dismal Euro Debt crisis, it promotes the spirit of cooperation and offers the best sourcing choice to combat this slow-down.
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