Opening of The 16th Yiwu Fair and The 3rd African Commodities Exhibition
The 16th China Yiwu International Commodities Fair and the the 3rd African Commodities Exhibition is held on Oct. 21, 2010 in Zhejiang Yiwu International Exhibition Centre. The theme of this Fair is “global sourcing, Yiwu orientation”. 5,000 booths were arranged, including 15 industries such as arts and crafts, electronic appliances, garments&shoes&hats，culture&office and other districts as the International Hall, the African Commodities Exhibition, Aboriginal Collaboration, National Women’s C.M.T. Goods Exhibition as well as the International Trade City, Binwang market etc., together 7 break-out rooms. For the first time this exhibition set up an e-commerce district. There will be 25 domestic e-business delegations to participate in.
In addition, the 3rd African Commodities Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Commerce is held concurrently with the Yiwu Fair. Compared with the previous two exhibitions, this one has larger scale with 218 booths and exhibitors from 29 African countries and regions such as Algeria, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire etc.
In recent years, relying on the unique market advantage, Yiwu has developed a new way of “encouraging exhibitions through trade and promoting trade through exhibitions” and was honored the most potential exhibition city in China, the most charming city and the best exhibition city. Yiwu will hold a range of more than 120 exhibitions and conferences annually and 15 well-known exhibition institutions have organized exhibitions in Yiwu, including the Yiwu Fair, Cultural Fair, Forest Fair and the Tourism Commodities Fair which have national ministries to attend.
Yiwu, where the 16th Yiwu Fair and the 3rd African Commodities Exhibition will be held is an emerging commercial and exhibition city with great attractiveness and affinity. It has the global largest small commodity wholesale market with the daily traffic of more than 200,000 and more than1,3000 dwelled foreign merchants. Depending on the unique market advantage and developed commodity industries as well as the international and professional exhibition holding standards, Yiwu will present a wonderful commodity trading session and serve as a bridge between dometic and foreign markets for the majority of commodity manufacturers and enterprises as well as a platform for investment, trade and technological cooperation.