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Co-operation with Canton Fair

6 September 2017

Trading relations with China were strengthened during a meeting between representatives of the Canton Fair, Ascential Events and the BATF at Autumn Fair yesterday. The four strong Chinese delegation had requested the meeting to discuss cooperation between themselves, Ascential as a show organiser and BATF as the representatives of our members, many of whom are Canton Fair visitors.

The discussion was very positive, with questions about intellectual property concerns and the use of technology to facilitate meetings between visitors and exhibitors being of particular interest.

Future co-operation between the parties has been agreed and Mr Xu Bing presented Kate Owen, and Louise Young with gifts of traditional paper cut out images of the Canton Fair show before they accompanied the visitors on a tour of the show.

The representatives of the China Foreign Trade Centre, organisers of the longstanding twice yearly Canton Fair were:

Mr Xu Bing, Deputy Secretary General / Deputy Director General & Vice President

Mr Xu Bing – Deputy Secretary General / Deputy Director General & Vice President

Mr Yu Yi – International Communication Dept. Deputy General Manager

Miss Mei Ling – Enterprise Management Department General Manager

Miss Chi Geng – International Promotion Manager International Communication Dept.

Kate Owen, BATF Deputy President and Rosina Singleton BATF COO represented the BATF

Louise Young, Divisional Director Retail and Nick Davison Portfolio Director of Spring Fair represented Ascential Events

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Co-operation with Canton Fair

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