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The 127th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) is Proceeding as Planned
Addtime:2020-3-13

The 127th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) is proceeding as planned. The fair is scheduled to start on April 15 in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, according to the official website of Canton Fair.


On March 12, the countdown to the opening of the 127th Canton Fair (Spring Fair) is only 34 days. At present, all parties of Canton Fair are advancing the preparatory work in accordance with the original plan. At the same time, this year will focus on foreign defense import, prevention and control of COVID-19 prevention.


According to the person in charge of the China Foreign Trade Center that the epidemic prevention and control plan for this session of the Canton Fair will be conducted in accordance with the highest national standards for epidemic prevention and control. In addition to all kinds of epidemic prevention items such as masks, disposable hand sanitizers, disinfectant alcohol, etc., the exhibitors used a variety of methods to avoid dining and gathering of negotiating staff and client. In previous years during the Canton Fair, merchants' popular booking hotels, strict disinfection and control, and contactless services have become popular. Most star-rated accommodation hotels can provide merchants with room service.


Spring Canton Fair: preparatory work advances on schedule


According to the original plan, the 127th Canton Fair (Spring Fair) will be held on April 15. The executive meeting of the State Council held on March 10 pointed out that in accordance with the arrangements of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, to comprehensively promote epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development, we must persist in expanding opening to the outside world and take various measures to stabilize foreign trade and investment. The fourth point mentioned above is to do a good job of preparing for the Spring Canton Fair and vigorously promote foreign trade cooperation.


Guangzhou: vigorously assist the development of foreign trade enterprises


The charge person of the China Foreign Trade Center told reporters, "At present, the Canton Fair's epidemic prevention and control program is still being formulated. It is communicating with the Guangdong Provincial Health and Health Committee and the Guangzhou Municipal Health Committee, and will do so in accordance with the highest national standards for disease prevention and control."


Responsible persons and people in the industry also told reporters that in this Canton Fair, prevention and control of epidemic prevention is the focus, including the two aspects of prevention and control in the museum and the social level of prevention and control must be carefully arranged.


It is understood that, for the impact of the COVID-19 on the exhibition, relevant parties, the exhibition hall and the organizer are actively communicating to reach a consensus and properly arrange the postponed exhibition. The exhibition hall has also made a plan in advance, and will adjust it later according to the actual situation.


Exhibitors: consider putting a diaphragm in the negotiating table


Different from previous sessions, this year, while preparing for the exhibition as originally planned, prevention and control of epidemic prevention has become a top priority. The reporter learned that the exhibitors had ”°surprising moves", equipped with various types of killing items such as masks, forehead guns, disposable hand sanitizers, alcohol, etc., especially equipped with forehead guns at the booth. You must measure your temperature and leave a business card for easy tracking. Tables and chairs are also disinfected regularly every day, and "stationary disinfection" is used for stationery such as computers and staplers; as far as possible, spread out the booth settings and leave more space; stipulate that no handshake is required during special periods, and the distance during the conversation should not be too close etc. to protect the health of customers and employees.


It is worth noting that exhibitors are also actively using various social and office software to expand online services related to the Canton Fair. For countries or regions with severe epidemics, the principle of as few invitations as possible is adopted, and nailing, Tencent meetings, internal video network meetings, WeChat meetings, etc. are used. Party meeting, online contact with overseas customers who cannot be present.


Business hotel: reliable accommodation service is available


The reporter visited several hotels that were popularly booked by merchants during the previous Canton Fair, and found that strict control of disinfection and sterilization and contactless services have become popular. Most star-rated accommodation hotels can provide food delivery to room service for merchants.



Source: Guangzhou Daily


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