Canton Fair and Global Chamber Sign an Agreement of Cooperation

China Foreign Trade Centre Visited California this Week to Meet with Global Chamber

Published Tuesday, September 24, 2019

This week Global Chamber® hosted Mr. Zhuang Hong of China Foreign Trade Centre (Canton Fair) and his delegation in Los Angeles to sign an additional agreement of cooperation. The two organizations have been collaborating for the past 2 years, and the new memorandum of understanding (MOU) furthers the relationship based on good mutual results to date. Mr. Zuang Hong signed the agreement for the Canton Fair and Doug Bruhnke signed for Global Chamber®.

"We have enjoyed sharing information for the benefit of our members about Canton Fair over the past 2 years," said Doug Bruhnke, founder/CEO of Global Chamber®. "In addition to events on Canton Fair in Dallas, Detroit and Phoenix, we have been sharing information about the upcoming activities in Guangzhou regularly. We appreciate the opportunity to advance our collaboration in ways that  this MOU represents."

Canton Fair, or the China Import and Export Fair, is the largest trade fair with the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and the greatest business turnover held in Guangzhou (Canton) China.

More than 25,000 exhibitors, about 200,000 buyers will attend the fair at China Import and Export Complex.

The Canton Fair is divided into three phases, each with a different focus. This fall the show dates are as follows, and click on each phase to learn more about each one.

  • Phase 1: 15th-19th October 2019 9:30-18:00
  • Phase 2: 23rd-27th October 2019 9:30-18:00
  • Phase 3: 31st Oct.-4th Nov. 2019 9:30-18:00

Canton Fair was established in 1957. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre, it is held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou, China. Learn more.

The Guangzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center (Canton Fair Complex for short) is the largest modernized exhibition center in Asia. It is located in Pazhou Island, Guangzhou, China. Address: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China

Join us on for any of the upcoming events. For more information and to attend with other members of Global Chamber, send a message to

As part of the signing day, Global Chamber® collaborated with Vlady Cornateaunu on most of the meetings in Los Angeles including with the Mayor's Office, the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Port of Los Angeles.

Very special thanks to Todd Cornell of Cultur668 and Global Chamber® Northern Colorado, who provided the professional interpretation bridge between the delegation from Guangzhou and all the people we met with during the day.

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