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Canton Fair Sets a New Model to Introduce its Business via Remote Video Conference

GUANGZHOU, China, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 119th Canton Fair has recently announced to start using a series of video promotion conferences to attract potential visitors. Canton Fair first used internet technology in its global promotion in 2014 and will expand the scale in 2016 to improve communication between Canton Fair and its potential visitors.

For the 119th Canton Fair, a series of remote video conferences are being held from February 18 to the end of March. 15 video conferences in 15 countries will be hosted. The targeted markets will include Russia, Turkey, India, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and more. Meanwhile the Canton Fair will also explore the United States market in depth. Throughout 2016, 36 remote video conferences will be held in 33 countries in six areas - Asia, West Asia and Africa, Eurasia, Europe, The Americas and Oceania.

"Canton Fair is actively searching for partners now and working with industrial and commercial establishments, famous travel agencies and airlines around the world," said Mr. Liu Quandong, Deputy Director General of Foreign Affairs Office of the Canton Fair. "We have signed cooperation agreement and memorandum with 106 industrial and commercial institutions including heavyweight organizations like Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, Australia China Business Council, New Zealand China Trade Association and Camera Di Commercio Italo Cinese. The promotion events via video connection are also supported by our partners around the world."

Video conferences are launched to further adopt a market-oriented approach in business development and information flow process.

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About Canton Fair

China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and autumn. With a history of 60 years since established in the spring of 1957, the Fair is a comprehensive exhibition with the longest history, highest level, largest scale and largest number of products as well as the broadest distribution of global buyers and the highest business turnover in China. Canton Fair has attracted more than 24,000 companies in China and 500 abroad with good credibility and strong strength. The Canton Fair focuses on import and export trade with flexible and diverse modes of trade, as well as providing services to its exhibitors and buyers.

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