On the 14th of March 2023, The China Foreign Trade Centre with the support of the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Dubai hosted the ‘Promotion Conference of the 133rd Canton Fair’ in Dubai, UAE with the theme “Reunion at the Grand Canton Fair for Global Business Opportunities”
Mr. Chu Shijia, Vice President and Secretary-General of the Canton Fair, Director General of China Foreign Trade Centre and Mr. Wu Yi, Counsellor of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Consulate General of China in Dubai give keynote address.
The event was attended by more than 100 guests including high-level VIP’s, from the Government sector as well as businessmen, entrepreneurs, decision makers and media from various industry sectors in the UAE.
During his speech, Mr. Chu highlighted the historical success of China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, which was established in 1957 and co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre.
The 133rd Canton Fair will present a brand-new image to the world. Guided by the congratulatory letter sent by Chinese President Xi Jinping, pursue a high-quality development model by innovating mechanism, enrich business types, and expanding functions.
The 133rd Canton Fair has scaled a new height with substantial venue expansion for the first time with total exhibition area rising from 1.18 million to 1.5 million square meters. The exhibition structure will be optimized in 3 new categories including industrial automation and intelligent manufacturing, new energy and intelligent connected vehicles, and maternal and baby products.
The Canton Fair is an important channel for China’s foreign trade and a window of China’s opening up and each session is expected to welcome over 200,000 international buyers from 229 countries and regions. The show is renowned around the world as ‘China’s No. 1 Fair’ and this massive event belongs not only to the Chinese people but to all people around the world.