7th CICGF Buyers Guide

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					               7th CICGF Buyers’ Guide

1.   About CICGF
     China International Consumer Goods Fair (CICGF), co-sponsored by
Ministry of Commerce PRC and Zhejiang Provincial Government, is the largest
and most professional international consumer goods fair in China, which ranks
only second to Canton Fair among all the exhibitions sponsored by Ministry of
     CICGF is held in the famous port city of Ningbo from June 8 to 12 every
year. Six sessions have been successfully held since 2002, with several
thousand enterprises from China and abroad exhibiting and thousands of
buyers from all over the world attending.

     The 7th CICGF (CICGF 2008) will be held from June 8 to 12, 2008, at
Ningbo International Conference & Exhibition Center. 4000 booths will be set
up, which will be divided into the following 6 exhibiting sections:

• Household textiles & garments
• Home appliances & electronics
• Office supply, sports articles & furniture
• Decoration & gifts
• Articles of daily use
• Foodstuffs
     Besides, overseas exhibit section will be set up, yacht expo will be
arranged at different location nearby.

2.   Organization
Ministry of Commerce, PRC
Zhejiang Provincial People's Government
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)
Ningbo Municipal People's Government
Zhejiang Provincial Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation Department
Executive Undertaker:
Ningbo Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation Bureau
China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Machinery and Electronic
China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Textiles
China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Light Industrial Products
and Crafts
China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Cereal Oils & Foodstuffs
China Foreign Trade Center
China National Enterprises' Association for Foreign Trade and Economic

3.   Exhibits Catalog
Household Textiles & Garment
Bedspread , Canopy, Pillow slip, Pillow Pad, Backrest, Floor Cloth, Mattress,
Blanket, Decoration Cloth, Wall Cloth, Table Cloth, Carpet & Arras, Face Cloth,
Bath Cloth, Curtain, Bath Curtain, Sofa Covering, Furniture Cloth, Sack,
Handicraft Embroidery Article; Business Suit, Casual Garment and Vogue
Garment, Upper-bracket Fashions and Banquet Dress, Gown and Underwear,
Sports Wear, Socks, Hat, Scarf, Handkerchief, Tie, Gloves, etc.
Home Appliances      &   Electronics
Refrigerator, TV, Washing Machine, Air Conditioner, Freezer, Water Heater,
Electric Fan, Vacuum Cleaner, Dishwasher, Hair drier, Electric Heater,
Humidifier, Electric Rice Cooker, Microwave Oven, Juice Extractor, Egg Mixer,
Electric Mixer, Warming Stove, Iron, Electric Shaver, Torch, Water Drinker,
Purifier Electronic Mosquito Killer, Smoke Exhauster, Kitchen Ware, Intelligent
Safe, Camera, Video Recorder, Radio, Computer, Telephone, Fax Machine,
Money Counting Machine, VCD, DVD, Air Purifier, Mobile Phone, Beeper,
Copy Machine, Repeating Machine, Alarm Machine, Electronic Lock,
Electronic Balance, Electric Meter, Charger, Battery, Switch, Wire and other
Home Appliances and Electronic Appliances, etc.
Office Supply, Sports Article & Furniture
Office Supply, Stationery, Sports Article, Athletic Health Article, Travel &
Casual Article, Motorbike, Electric Vehicle, Small Specific Vehicle for Airport,
Bike, Baby-Carrier, scooter, Contemporary and Antique Furniture, Garden
Furniture, etc
Articles of Daily Use
Clock & Watch, Glasses, Musical Instrument, Case and Bag, Shoes, Rain
Umbrella, Sun Umbrella, Sack, Garden Equipment, Clean Product, Bath
Product, Kitchen Ware, Cosmetic, Lighting, Knife, Dinner Set, Candle,
Sanitation Article, Sewing Machine, Tape Measure, Small Hardware, Lock,
Decoration & Gifts
Handicraft, Ornament, Toy, Gift, Utensil, Chess, Poker, Glass Article, Daily-use
Pottery, etc.
Tea, Cereal Oil, Seafood, Sweets, Alcoholic Drink, Seasoning, Fruit &
Vegetable, Meat, Egg & Milk Product, Honey Product, Coffee, Cocoa, Food
Additive, Health Food, etc.
4.   Advantages of the fair:
     --Manufacturing base. Zhejiang Province, of which Ningbo is a part, is
China’s as well as the world’s largest consumer goods manufacturing base.
70% of the exhibiting enterprises are within hours’ or even minutes’ driving
distance, making it much easier for buyers to explore.
     --Excellent natural deep-water port, with cargo throughput ranking
second in China and the third in the world. 163 container routes to over 600
ports. All the world’s 20 top container shipping companies have offices in
     --Good exhibition infrastructure and excellent service. Good exhibition
infrastructure, easy access to exhibitors online, free on-site interpreter service
and internet service, Christian and Muslim prayer spaces, reasonable hotel
charges, free bus transportation service from Shanghai Pudong and Hangzhou
international airports, etc., all make the fair such a nice one to attend.

5.   About the City of Ningbo
     Situated by the East China Sea and next to Shanghai and Hangzhou,
Ningbo is the economic center of the southern Yangtze River Delta, with a long
historical and cultural record. It is Zhejiang Province’s second largest city, a
separately planned city in economic management, and is widely known as the
hometown for overseas Chinese. The city has 11 counties and districts with a
total area of 9,365 square kilometers, a population of 5.6 million. It is also
home to the 7000-year-old “Hemudu Culture” and the famous cultural ruins
such as the Tianyi Pavilion.
     As one of the earliest cities opened up to the outside world, Ningbo has had
a booming economy for the past two decades. The city’s comprehensive
strength ranks the 6th among 200 Chinese cities. The cargo throughput of
Ningbo Port in 2006 was over 300 million tons, ranking 2nd in China and 3rd in
the world. The city’s foreign trade volume reached US$42.2 billion in 2006.
     The 36 km Hangzhou Bay Sea Bridge is being built, connecting Ningbo
with Shanghai. When operational next year in 2008, it will take only 2 hours’
drive from Ningbo to Shanghai.
     The city is famous for: China’s Metropolis of Famous Brands; China’
Metropolis of Stationery; China’s Metropolis of Molding; China’s Metropolis of
Plastic Machineries; China’s most famous garment-making city; one of China’s
three major home electrical appliance manufacturing bases, etc.

6.Getting to Ningbo
     There are direct air routes linking Ningbo Lishe International Airport and
Hong Kong, Macao, Seoul and most of the major cities in mainland China.
Train and bus transportation are also very convenient: there are 48 trains
entering and leaving the city each day. Shuttle trains between Shanghai and
Ningbo take only 3.5 hours; buses leave at 10-15 minutes’ intervals bound for
Hangzhou and Shanghai.

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7.   Attractions in and around Ningbo

    Hemudu Neolithic Cultural Ruins
     Hemudu Ruins has been verified to have a history of 7000 years. From the
site, large amount of rice, animals' remains, fruits, wooden buildings, oars,
thousands of ceramic vessels and primitive handicraft have been excavated.
This stands to prove that Ningbo is one of the world’s first places to grow rice.
Like the Yellow Valley, Yangtze Valley is also the origin of China's brilliant
    Cicheng, an over-1000-year-old Ancient Town
     With its long history, the town is known far and wide as the "Most Charming
Ancient Town South of the Yangtze River" for its beautiful scenery, city walls
and abundant cultural relics.
    Tianyi Pavilion Library
    The library, which has survived 430 years of dramas and upheavals, is the
oldest existing private library of China and Asia, and one of the world's three
oldest libraries kept by a family.
   Xikou Town
    Xikou, in Fenghua County, is a 4-star national-grade scenic spot,
well-known home and abroad for its integrity of Buddhist culture, humane
culture, and scenic beauty. It is the place for Buddhist and also the home town
of Mr. Chiang Kai-Sheik and his son Chiang Ching-Kuo--two important
historical figures in the modern history of China. Also it is a famous scenic spot,
including the following spots: Xikou Town, Xuedou Hill and Tingxia Lake.
   Baoguo Temple
    Baoguo Temple is a thousand-year-old renowned temple and one of the
first cultural relic sites designated to be specially preserved in China.
   Tiantong Temple
    As one of the ten sacred temples of the Buddhist Chan sect, Tiantong
Temple is also known as "Buddha's Holy Land in Southeast China".
   Tianyi Square
    The Tianyi Square, also known as Tianyi Business District, is situated
downtown Ningbo in the business center. With its multi-functionalities of
shopping and entertainment, it is known as the "Business Aircraft Carrier of
Ningbo" and the "Face of Ningbo City".
   Putuoshan Mountain Tour
    Putuoshan Mountain is an island at the east part of Zhoushan Islands -
consisting of more than 1000 islands - about half way between Shanghai and
Ningbo. It is one of the four Buddhist Mountains of China. The four Chinese
Buddhist Mountains are each believed to be dominated by a major Buddha;
Putuoshan is regarded as the sacred mountain of Guanyin, the Goddess of
Mercy, and so statues of Guanyin are a dominant theme here.
    The island is famous for its old religious culture and unique island scenery.
The island is known for its rugged terrain and exquisite landscape, featuring an
array of temples, pagodas, arched bridges, narrow alleys, fishing boats, and
artisans' shops.
For more detail, you may visit:
   Hangzhou Tour
    Hangzhou is two hours’ drive from Ningbo. West Lake Scenic Spots is the
most famous tourist spot in Hangzhou. West Lake is filled with history, natural
beauties and legend.
    The Lake is like a shining pearl inlaid on the vast land of China, reputed for
beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a
profusion of native products. West Lake has inspired painters for centuries. In
ancient times, this place had been a shallow sea gulf before it evolved into a
residual lake. Most of the best known tourist sites lie around and within the
For more information, you may visit
   Shanghai Tour
    Four hours’ drive from Ningbo, or 25 minutes’ flight from Ningbo.

   Jiaxing Wuzhen Town tour
    Wuzhen Town is a famous ancient town in China, where one can feel the
life of ancient Chinese people, drive en route one third from Hangzhou to

6. Contact Information:
    Office, Organizing Committee, China International Consumer Goods Fair
    190 Lingqiao Rd
    Ningbo, 315000
Buyer Invitation: 86-574-87178074 / 87310253
Contact: Miss Chi, Miss Tang, Miss Fan
Fax: 86-574- 87327443 / 87327860