China Homelife Show opens in Dubai as trade between the two countries rises 36%
Over 300 China based suppliers and manufacturers of homeware products will showcase more than 1,500 items at Dubai Airport Expo Centre, as the China Homelife Show returns to the emirate for the second consecutive year.
The three-day exhibition has doubled in size since its inauguration in 2010, opened by H.E Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Minister for Foreign Trade.
Organised by MeOrient International Group, the event invites Chinese companies to exhibit the latest household and home-related products and meet with prospective clients from across the Gulf.
According to Jiang Zengwei, vice commerce minister for the People’s Democratic Republic of China, trade between China and the Middle East reached US$190 billion in 2010 with H1 2011 posting US$120 billion, which represents a 36% year-on-year increase for the first six months of the year.
“As the largest exhibition of Chinese suppliers of home products in the Middle East, and based on the success of last year’s show, we are attracting significant numbers of high profile, high quality companies looking to the GCC as a new export arena as they look to expand international business operations and source distribution partners across the Middle East,” said Pan Jianjun, general manager, MeOrient International Group.
Product categories at the China Homelife Show include furniture, home appliances, textiles and garments, kitchen and bathroom, garden and leisure, lighting and lamps, and gifts.
“We had a fantastic response to our visitor promotion campaign with over 3,000 buyers from 12 countries pre-registering ahead of the event and have already seen an unprecedented number of visitors through the doors today,” said Jianjun.
China Homelife Show will run from December 5-7 at Dubai Airport Expo Centre, 10am-7pm.