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The Canton Fair: an exclusive presentation organized in Geneva

12/02/2008

The Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Economic & Commercial Councillor’s Office of the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland, SinOptic, OSEC Business Network Switzerland, the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is organizing an exclusive presentation for Switzerland on the theme "The Canton Fair: China import and Export Fair".

THE CANTON FAIR

China Import and Export Fair (also known as “Canton Fair”) is the largest exhibition in China and second in the world featuring over 15,000 exhibitors and a total exhibition area of 635,000 m2. It is held twice annually. Since 2007, an International Pavilion has been set up for the first time, inviting overseas enterprises to explore the Chinese market. Each time, it attracts around 200’000 visitors from over 212 countries. It is an ideal opportunity for Swiss business men to identify potential suppliers from China, source products, survey competitors and eventually find promising partners, or to export their products to China.

THE SPEAKERS

Mr. XU Bing
Born in Jiangsu Province in 1965, Mr XU received MBA from University of International Business & Economics. He was Deputy Section Chief of Import & Export Department, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Corporation of People’s Republic of China (MOFTEC); Division Director of the General Office of MOFTEC; Secretary to Minister of MOFTEC and Associate Director and Assistant General Manager of Ng Fung Hong Co., Ltd, China Resources (Holdings) Co. Ltd. From May 2002, he is the Vice Secretary General of Chinese Export Commodities Fair, Vice Chairman of China Foreign Trade Centre and Deputy General Manager of China Foreign Trade Centre.

Mr. Thierry GALLADE
Born in Switzerland in 1970, for the last 5 years, Mr. Thierry Gallade has been in charge of establishing partnership with Chinese producers and acted as purchase and sales manager for an import-export Swiss company. He has traveled many times to China to visit new potential partners (plants), conclude partnerships, negotiate quantities, prices and services with active partners and attend to fairs/exhibitions. After years of various experiences with Chinese interlocutors, his humble conclusion, in regards of cultural differences and thoughts, is that sensitivity, consideration and respect are a must. His presentation will simply try to help you to gain some time by pointing out some useful pre-considerations when you tend to select and conclude a partnership with a Chinese supplier.

Additional information about the conference:

Monday 3 March 2008, 17:00 – 19:00
Hotel Ramada Encore Genève
La Praille
10-12, Route des Jeunes
CH-1227 Carouge / Geneva
Phone : +41 (0) 22 309 50 00

To register and attend the conference: please go directly to the following website:

http://www.sinoptic.ch/scccgeneva/

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