"The 133rd Canton Fair, scheduled to open on April 15, will fully resume the offline exhibition, continue to be held in three phases, and for the first time put into use four pavilions, exhibition area expanded from 1.18 million to 1.5 million square meters." On the afternoon of January 28, at the provincial High Quality Development Conference, Chu Shijia, director of China Foreign Trade Center, said that this is the first Canton Fair after the Party's 20 victories, and also the first large-scale international economic and trade event after the transformation of China's epidemic prevention and control optimization, which is of great significance. "We have started the 133rd Canton Fair global publicity and promotion in advance before New Year's Day. We have extended invitations to 950,000 domestic and foreign buyers, 177 global partners, 224 foreign business institutions, 67 consulates General in Guangzhou, and more than 50 domestic investment partners.
Up to now, more than 40,000 enterprises have applied for booths, and the offline exhibition booths are expected to increase from the original 60,000 to nearly 70,000, leaning toward industry leaders, brand enterprises and innovative enterprises. The online exhibition allows all eligible enterprises to participate in the exhibition, and the scale is expected to reach a new record. Among the exhibitors, there will be more than 5,000 high-quality and featured enterprises, including 2,632 state-level high-tech enterprises, 2,074 Canton Fair brand enterprises, 1,292 Customs AEO certified enterprises, and about 500 specialized and special new little giant, manufacturing individual champions, and national enterprise technology centers.
The Canton Fair will optimize the setting of exhibition areas, the first phase of electronic appliances, machinery theme as the focus, research new industrial automation and intelligent manufacturing exhibition area, new energy and intelligent connected vehicles exhibition area, docking Guangdong and other places strategic industrial clusters, including high-end equipment manufacturing, intelligent robots, precision instruments, automobiles, new energy, etc. The second and third phases will focus on consumer goods, textiles and clothing, health and leisure to improve the quality and reflect the needs of consumption upgrading and better life. "We will expand the scale of the import exhibition from 20,000 square meters to 60,000 square meters starting from the 133rd. We will shift from focusing on consumer goods to placing equal emphasis on both consumer and industrial products, and focus on attracting the World's top 500 companies and industry leaders representing high-tech and high-end consumption." "Said the squire.
The 133rd edition will be open to overseas buyers and fully open to domestic buyers. Next, China Foreign Trade Center will increase precise invitation, sinking key countries second and third tier markets to dig new customers, to attract old buyers back; More than 40 "Trade Bridges" are regularly held online in 4 categories of promotion in key countries, specific industries, multinational large enterprises and domestic provinces and cities. A new offline dual-cycle trade innovation zone will be set up, and the world's top 250 retailers, top 100 domestic retailers and well-known cross-border e-commerce platforms will be invited to make on-site purchases.
In addition, when the fourth phase of the Canton Fair is put into operation, it is expected that more than 110 exhibitions and activities will be held in 2023, with a total area of 7.5 million square meters and 12 million visitors, a new record high, said Chu.