East China Fair (ECF) is the largest regional trade fair in China with the most traders, great variety of exhibits and the most onsite deals. With an annul 5-day session from March 1st in Shanghai, ECF is supported by Ministry of Commerce of the People¡¯s Republic of China and is co-sponsored by nine provinces and cities, such as Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Shandong Province and two cities of Nanjing and Ningbo.
East China Fair, initiated in 1991 and thereafter 19 sessions have been held successfully. The 19th East China Fair was held at Shanghai New International Expo Center, from March 1st to 5th, 2009, with an exhibition area of 103,500sqm. There were four specialized exhibition areas with 5,312 standard booths and 3,300 enterprises, namely Fashion/Garment, Home Textiles, Art Deco Gifts and Consumer Goods. More than 140 overseas exhibitors were from 10 countries and regions such as USA, France, Italy, Japan and Korea. A great variety of traditional and new products were displayed with more focus on high-tech, famous local brands. The 19th East China Fair had about 20,000 business visitors from 140 countries and regions as well as 25,000 of their Chinese counterparts. The trade volume amounted to about 2.24 billion US dollars.
The 20th East China Fair will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Center, on March 1st to 5th, 2010, with an exhibition area of 103,500sqm, more than 5,000 standard booths available. There still will be products of Garments, Home Textiles, Art Deco Gifts and Consumer Goods. Meanwhile, ECF facilitated business talks concerning transactions, investment and various kinds of cooperation.