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Newest Chinese show makes impressive start

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More than 5,400 anglers a day attended the first-ever CGC (Yantai) Show when it was open to the pubic.
↑ Boat manufacturers were among the varied list of exhibitors at the Yantai show.
↑ More than 400 exhibitors took part in the CGC (Yantai) Show.

More than 400 exhibitors – including 11 international companies – got the first ever CGC (Yantai) Show off to flying start.

The event, organised by China Fish supremo Li Jiang is one of the first to combine a mix of fishing tackle, boats, yachts and outdoor products to accommodate growing demand from China’s domestic market for outdoor leisure goods.

Li Jiang declared the show a success. “I hope that the CGC (Yantai) Show will continue its initial development and win popularity among the global fishing tackle industry over the next three years.”

More than 10,000 anglers attended the last two days of the show, which were open to the public, and 1,036 domestic buyers and 156 international businessmen and women from 30 countries and regions made the trip.

The overall number of exhibitors makes impressive reading when compared to the first ever China Fish in 1991 which attracted 60 companies and the opening CGC (Weihai) Expo in 2007 which saw 153 exhibitors.

Li Jiang also revealed that more than 200 companies are now on a waiting list for the 2014 CGC (Weihai) Show in October. The exhibition centre in the city – renowned as the hub of the world’s fishing tackle industry – can only accommodate 597 of the 800 companies that submitted booking forms.

While Li Jiang’s mix of fishing-based trade and consumer shows go from strength to strength, it has been revealed that the Fish Guangzhou 2014 show has been cancelled.

A spokesperson for the organiser confirmed the cancellation, citing ‘some problem’ about the organisation committee.

The Guangzhou show was launched in 2010 and last year attracted 127 enterprises taking up 10,000 sqm of floor space and 367 booths.

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