Brazil: Two hundred Brazilian businesspeople attend Guangzhou Fair

16 April 2008

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 16 April – Around 170 Brazilian businesspeople will attend the initial phase of the Guangzhou Fair which opened Tuesday in the Chinese province of Guangdong and which is due to end on 19 April according to an estimate from the Brazil-China Chamber for Economic Development (CBCDE).

According to the CBCDE another 30 businesspeople will take part in the second phase of the Spring edition of the Guangzhou Fair held from 25 to 29 April.

The Spring edition of the Guangzhou Fair has 18,721 stands and is expected to receive 366,000 business people.

The fair covers an area of 15,000 square metres and has 514 stands for foreign companies that want to sell their products in China.

The CBCDE’s tourism director, Alexandre da Mata, who also owns Gladtur, an agency specialised in organising business trips to China said that the choices made by the businesspeople were related to the fact that each phase of the fair represented different industries.

“The first phase has a stronger machinery component. The second phase focuses on toys, stationery products and jewellery, which the businesspeople prefer to buy from distributors and intermediaries as they are cheaper,” Mata said.

Gladtur estimates that, in the two phases of the Fair, around 200 businesspeople from Brazil will visit the Guangzhou Fair – fewer than in October 2007 (280) and more than in April of last year (150 businesspeople). (macauhub)