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2nd China Trade Week kicks off May 7

By: Graphic Business

GHANA is to host the second consecutive edition of the Chinese trade show, China Trade Week, from May 7 to 9 this year.

 The exhibition will showcase many high-end Chinese manufacturers looking to develop long-term relations with local buyers.

The companies are across various industrial sectors such as chemicals, food and beverage, construction materials, outdoor goods, daily necessities, furniture, public private partnership (PPP), home electricals and electronics, clothing and textiles, television and satellite, baby products and personal care among other things.

China Trade Week (CTW) is organised by MIE Events, a Dubai and China-based exhibition company. The company is hoping to bring back the comprehensive China-focused event to afford businesses an opportunity to show case their products and services.

The event has already recorded success in Kenya, the United Arab Emirates and Iran. Since the flagship Ghana event last year, it has also successfully introduced Ethiopia, South Africa and Morocco to the CTW portfolio in 2017.

 In a press statement copied to the Daily Graphic, the Managing Director of MIE Events, Mr David Wang, said the first trade week in Ghana exceeded the company’s expectations in terms of number of visitors, quality of the speakers and the interest in the conference.

“This year we are bringing more exhibitors and extending the event from two days to three days, so we hope the local business community will be eager to come again and see what is new," he added.

Who can attend
The statement said  as a business event, CTW Ghana was looking for professional buyers in retail, wholesale, distribution and import/export, as well as entrepreneurs who have been thinking about starting trade relations with China.

It added that for visitors who have not had any experience working with China before and do not know where to start, a conference has been developed over the three days to give visitors background information about China and how to effectively trade with China. 

Last year saw three former Ambassadors to China sharing their experiences plus business owners who already have successful business relationships with Chinese.  The calibre of speakers for 2018 will remain high, the statement stressed.
About CTW
The China Trade Week Ghana is a China-focused trade event showcasing high-quality Chinese products from a variety of industries.

Established in 2013, China’s One Belt, One Road initiative is a comprehensive framework for organising multinational economic development and trade, which has inspired the creation of the China Trade Week (CTW), which has so far been successfully held in the UAE, Kenya, Iran, Morocco, Ethiopia and South Africa, with more than 5,000 government institutions and enterprises participating in the events.

The event represents key sectors such as chemicals, food & beverage, construction materials, outdoor goods, daily necessities, furniture, ppp, home electricals & electronics, clothing & textiles, television & satellite, baby products and personal care.  It provides the opportunity for the local business community to meet Chinese manufacturers, develop trade relations and potentially negotiate commercial cooperation.