The three jam-packed days of prescheduled appointments, order generation and importing seminars have produced an increase of 127% visitors in what, by all indications, has been a very successful second edition of one of Southern Africa’s leading B2B Chinese sourcing exhibitions.
Taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre, China Homelife and China Machinex, have brought together superior Chinese manufacturers and quality Southern African buyers in sectors such as; Hardware and Tools, Building Materials, Home Electronics and Appliances, Textiles and Garments, Accessories, Furniture, Lighting as well as Power and Electricity and Machinery.
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. This year saw 190 face-to-face interactions, resulting in productive business meetings.
Chief Operating Officer of Meorient International Exhibition, Binu Pillai, looks forward to growing the show next year, bringing in a larger array of exhibitors to meet the product needs of African countries.
“It has been a remarkable three days in which we have seen the best of China Homelife and China Machinex in action. Simply, we aim to deliver a quality event that facilitates real opportunities for business growth. It is satisfying to achieve these objectives, and exceed expectations. The 2016 show, had over 400 exhibitors, showcasing our continuous annual growth. Chine Homelife and China Machinex have come of age, and we will continue striving to meet the needs of our importing market to deliver an annual event that is even more relevant, topical and productive.
China Machinex and China Homelife are set to take place in 2017 from 30 August – 1 September at the Sandton Convention Centre.