Editor’s note: high remarks and helpful suggestions have been made toward the 7th China International Consumer Goods Fair (CICGF) by overseas buyers.
Philippe Mechin, senior journalist from France: “ my coverage of the whole fair starting from taking CICGF’s free shuttle bus from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Ningbo. I am so glad to find that the 7th CICGF was such a high level professional fair. You can feel it from the following aspects. Firstly, the exhibit categories cover most varieties of daily use products. Take a simple example, I am the editor of four French magazines concerning consumer goods. The exhibits here cover all the varieties of my magazines. Secondly, the large number of the manufacturers are absolutely to our buyers’ appetite. Thirdly, good and humane services are offered. ” He was deeply impressed by Ningbo and CICGF and thought the coverage successful. After returning to France, He was going to write articles about the fair in his four magazines to promote CICGF to businessmen in France and Europe as well. He also expressed the desire to come to the 8th CICGF next year for another round of coverage.
Bob Gedan from the US, who had been to Canton Fair for 30 sessions: “ This is my first time to CICGF. The humane service impresses me most. I met so many suppliers at the fair, and would surely like to invite a group of American buyers to the fair next year. ” He suggested that the passages between the halls for disabled people be improved, to pass their wheelchairs or electric scooters.
Mr. Williams from Trinidad and Tobago: “all of my products are imported from the US now and it is my first time to China here. I am much impressed by the scale of the fair, the variety of the products and the quality service. ” He bought some samples and planned to make bigger orders accordingly. He hopes that the after-sale service for products imported from China will be as good as that from the US.”
Haresh Daswani from Hong Kong: “I’ve come to the fair every year since 2003, the year when SARS broke out. I find that for this session, the scale of the fair is much enlarged and there are more products here. But I also find that the price of some exhibits is a little bit high. ” He thought that the Overseas Exhibit Section was well organized.
Christopher Wright, Senior Trade Commissioner and Deputy Consul-General of Australian Consulate General in Shanghai: “CICGF is a good platform for international trade and we are going to organize Australian companies to attend.”
Ji Young-Mo from Korea: “This is my first time to attend the CICGF. My Korean companion has ordered over a dozen TEUs of seafood from companies in Zhejiang province. I’d like to invite more Korean buyers to the fair next year. Besides, I am going to open a chain shop of the No. 1 Korean beauty brand in Ningbo. ”
Zhang Qiushi from Japan Trial Group: the Group has over 80 shops in Japan and Korea. And 20% of the products in those shops are from Zhejiang province. This was their second time here for the fair and 20 buyers from the Group had come. Seeing so many exhibitors, they realized that there is such a huge consumer goods manufacturing market here in China. “We would like to shift our main purchase market to Ningbo.”
A. Chegri from France: “CICGF opens to overseas buyers like me more business opportunities. It is very convenient to visit the factories and have a look at the samples, since many exhibitors and manufacturers are quite near to reach. ” He also believes that the scale and the standard of fair operation and booth decoration are close to that of the fairs in Europe.