129th China Import and
Export Fair (Canton Fair)
April 15-24, 2021
As a member of the Canton Fair Global Cooperative Partnership Program, the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce was proud to support the 129th Canton Fair.
The report from Xu Bing, Spokesperson of the Canton Fair and Deputy Director General of China Foreign Trade Centre includes the following details:
"New products and technology brought dynamism to the virtual Canton Fair. 26,000 exhibitors carefully prepared and displayed new products made with revolutionized technology in creative forms, showcasing to the world Chinese companies’ vitality in innovation and a brand-new image of Chinese enterprises and Chinese brands as well as “Made in China” and “Created in China” products. In the 129th Canton Fair, exhibitors uploaded over 2.76 million products, an increase of 290,000 over the last session. According to the information filled in by companies, there were 840,000 new products, an increase of 110,000; 110,000 smart products, 10,000 more than the last session. Smart, cost-efficient, high-tech products with high added-value, self marketing and self-owned IP and brands witnessed a steady growth, with advanced, smart, branded, and personalized products as the mainstream. 340 overseas enterprises from 28 countries and regions uploaded over 9000 products. A comprehensive collection of superb products attracted global buyers to conduct negotiations. Virtual exhibition hall attracted an accumulation of 6.87 million visits, with that of the National Pavilion 6.82 million visits, and the International Pavilion 50,000 visits." [Read More]
Live-streaming and virtual reality booths were also a success. Live-streams were viewed 880,000 times, and 2,244 exhibitors designed and uploaded 2,662 VR booths, which were visited more than 100,000 times.
The Canton Fair is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People's Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre. With the experience gathered during their last two virtual exhibitions, they are preparing to turn the 129th Canton Fair into a truly exceptional event!
Promotion of the
127th Canton Fair
In June of 2020 when the first virtual Canton Fair was launched, USCCC was happy to take part in its promotion.
At that time, the Canton Fair promised to "introduce advanced information technology to create a new online trading platform for global buyers in hope of making new 'win-win' business opportunities." We are thrilled to see those promises fulfilled.
As a supporting partner, we were pleased to present the FT Global Boardroom 3rd Edition on 4 -6 May 2021, organised by the Financial Times.
Although the event is over, you can still get 90 days on demand access to all talks of The Global Boardroom 3. [Details]
The Global Boardroom returned for its third edition to discuss the practical steps governments, business and finance can take to build a resilient, sustainable recovery, more than a year into a crisis that has crippled the global economy and fundamentally changed the way we live, work and communicate.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, how effective will the vaccination programmes be and to what extent have they brought forward the timing of a recovery? What impact will the new US administration have on domestic and global affairs? What should businesses do to assure future growth and competitiveness?
Join the FT’s top journalists led a series of live online conversations with leading policy-makers, CEOs and investors -- across three days and multiple time zones from Asia through to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas -- to debate and design the most effective post-pandemic strategies.
Dragon Boat Festival
June 17, 2021
Due to COVID-19, our Annual Chinese New Year Dinner in Celebration of the Arrival of the Year of the Ox has been cancelled. We are planning to host a traditional Chinese dinner in celebration of the Dragon Boat Festival on June 17 in Chicago tentatively. If certain restrictions for large in-person gatherings are in effect, then we will change to the Celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 16. Additional information and invitation will be sent out shortly.
Small Business Expo
Live Show in Chicago
August 25, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Isadore & Sadie Dorin Forum (UIC Forum)
Look for us!
United States-China Chamber of Commerce will have an exhibitors booth at the Small Business Expo. Please join us, registration to attend is free!
U.S.-China Trade Conference
October 21-22, 2021
Our premier annual event, 21st Annual U.S.-China Trade Conference has been postponed and shall be held at the Union League Club of Chicago on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. We expect that our economy shall be open, and we will adhere to the protocol to organize such a timely event in light of the impact of COVID-19 and the change in U.S.-China relationship. Please save the dates, and additional information will follow.