As the inaugural China Homelife and China Machinex Fairs come to a successful conclusion this afternoon, Chinese exhibitors and African buyers alike, have found both shows to be very prosperous, with many lucrative business deals clinched and contacts made over the past few days.
Taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre, China Homelife and China Machinex, have brought together superior Chinese manufacturers and quality African buyers in sectors such as; Hardware and Tools, Building Materials, Home Electronics & Appliances, Textiles and Garments, Furniture, Lighting, Escalators and Elevators as well as Power and Electricity.
Exhibiting Chinese company, Yueqing Yomin Electric Co. Ltd, was very happy to be at the 2015 fairs. “The shows has been a very interesting and have been a new experience for us as this is the first time we have come to exhibit in South Africa. We have made some really good deals and look forward to meeting with new buyers in 2016,” said the spokesperson for the company.
Both shows, organised by Meorient International Exhibition, form part of the global series of business-to-business Chinese product sourcing fairs and welcomed visitors from not only South Africa but also from Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.
The reason co-located shows such as China Homelife and China Machinex allow for strategic and effective business between senior company executives and exhibitors, comes down to the match-making service offered by the organisers. This facility ensured efficient networking and successful high – level negotiation as free Mandarin translation services were offered in order to conduct proficient business deals.
Chief Operating Officer of Meorient International Exhibition, Binu Pillai, looks forward to growing the show next year, bringing in a bigger amount of exhibitors to meet the product needs of African countries.
“Chinese manufacturers and suppliers see a huge demand from Africa when it comes to sourcing products. We are happy that we have been able to provide a platform whereby buyers can meet with relevant suppliers all under one roof. We look forward to coming back next year and expanding the show which will see two halls filled with quality Chinese exhibiting companies, incorporating a broad range of sectors,” concluded Pillai.
China Machinex and China Homelife are set to take place in 2016 from 31 August to 2 September, and the team looks forward to welcoming back key local and regional buyers.