China looks to reinforce UAE trade ties
Dubai, November 21, 2012
More than 1,000 suppliers of Chinese goods are set to descend upon Dubai next month bringing over 15,000 products to introduce to Middle East buyers, reinforcing the fivefold growth of trade between China and UAE in the last decade.
The China Homelife exhibition will run from December 4 to 6 at the Dubai World Trade Centre with an expected 300 per cent increase in exhibitor numbers compared to its inaugural event in 2010.
The show takes place following latest figures released by the Ministry of Foreign Trade which reported that trade between the UAE and China increased by 395 per cent in the last ten years and now stands at $15.6 billion.
Bringing in key names from the major Nantong and Shazxin provinces, high quality textiles and garments will take centre stage spanning two pavilions that will open during the show with 120 suppliers. Furniture, home appliances, kitchens and bathrooms, garden and leisure products and lights and lamps will also feature prominently throughout the exhibition.
According to MEOrient International, the organisers behind the exhibition, entities from China have returned year-on-year to share insight and investment with key players throughout the Middle East region, a market that has become key for Chinese trade.
Pan Jianjun, general manager, MEOrient International said: “This impressive growth rate in floor space is tangible evidence of the importance of trade between China and the UAE, the gateway to the Middle East. Our new home at the Dubai World Trade Centre has allowed the show to grow with the high levels of demand for exhibitor space.
“Every year, the show acts as a platform to develop burgeoning relationships between Chinese manufacturers and distributors throughout the Middle East. China Homelife plays a fundamental role in bringing these parties together to forge new ties and subsequently create lucrative partnerships.”
The largest exhibition of Chinese suppliers of home products in the Middle East, the event will feature rare products not currently on offer in the region as well as a vast number of low cost must-have home items, Jianjun added.
“By growing the show strategically over the last three years, we are now in a position where we can cater to volume buyers in the region with a diversity of products and exhibitors in order to tap into the investment potential of importers and traders,” Jianjun said. – TradeArabia News Service