Many flocked to the inaugural China Trader Expo to witness the historic event that attracted thousands of visitors and exhibitors who displayed their exciting range of products.
The expo, which was held for the first time at the China Southern African Exhibition and Trade Centre in Joburg at the Crown Mines, received a fitting attendance with both the visitors and the exhibitors uttering groundbreaking experience.
Young entrepreneurs and business gurus from both South Africa and China gathered at the venue to show-off their inventive products – the latest designs of jewellery, furniture, garments, hardware products, household appliances as well as clothes as well as the latest gargets.
The event started with conference addressed by the industry heavyweights including Chairman of China Southern African Exhibition and Trade Chamber of Commerce Mr Wu Shaokang, Mr Zhang Chenbo, Director of Guangdong China-Southern Africa Cross Border Trade Service Centre, Mr Yang Peidong Consulate-General of the PRC in Joburg, Consulate Liang Zhaoshan, South African National Youth Development Agency’s Tshepo Manyama, Mr Gugulethu Xaba, the CEO of Lighthouse Economic Development Institute in South Africa and Councillor Raynett Moabi from the City of Joburg and Mr Mduduzi Mbada from the Gauteng Premier’s Office were all attending the conferences.
The delegation all praised the organising of this prestigious event defining it as a platform for the two countries to venture into business relations that will assist both countries to address their challenges in developing them.
They hailed inter-trade relations as the solution to dealing with unemployment crisis, ailing economies and lack of development.
The second session was held later following a walk-about of the facility visiting the exhibition stalls and to also meet and greed the visitors. There, the exhibitors were afforded a platform to interact to one another to share and network about the possible ways of partnering together.
The four-day exhibition which is expected to end on November 12 and people wanting to share in the fun can come for free.