A total of 736 Chinese companies are showcasing their products and services in Johannesburg with the aim of doing business with African companies.
These companies are exhibiting at the China Homelife Fair South Africa which started on Monday and will end on Wednesday.
The exhibition has a dedicated focus on nine product segments: Agriculture & Food Building Materials, Consumer Electronics, Furniture, Home Appliances, Textiles and Garments, Home Products, Gifts as well as Lights and Lamps, featuring leading manufacturers and suppliers.
Binu Pillai, the chief operating officer for the show’s organizer, Meorient International Exhibition, told Xinhua that the fair is a platform to increase trade and investment.
“We have brought top companies from China to meet potential clients from Africa. This gives people and companies an opportunity to meet top companies from China without going to China,” said Pillai.
Ares Zhu from Deniso China Africa, a company that focuses on import and export between China and Africa, told Xinhua that they are hoping to get business during the show.
He stated that many people visited their stand and inquired on how they can import from China.
Stephan Boshoff, the area supervisor from Value Material, said they are hoping to get business deals during the exhibition.
“We are here to promote our business and make are products known. We have been very busy and you can see, there are many potential clients who are interested in our forklift,” he said.
Martin Xia, African manager of Zhejiang Hangcha, expressed optimism that they would get clients for their high quality forklifts.
Jefrey Motsenyane who buys and sells products in South Africa said he would like to buy different items for sale.
He said he is looking to buy hair pieces, hand bags and and shoes for resale. Enditem