Presentation of the 125th Canton Fair

Presentation of the 125th Canton Fair
Date: 28 March, 2019

The Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with the  AJEPC will organize, on 28 March, at 11:00 a.m., at the Business Association of Portugal (Leça da Palmeira), the Presentation Session of the 125th edition of the Canton Fair.

The Canton Fair is China’s largest, oldest and most representative trade fair. Located in Guangzhou, it has annual turnover of USD 29 billion, about 25,000 exhibitors with national and international suppliers and more than 190 000 visitors.


11: 00 a.m – Opening Note | Vítor Costa, North Delegation CCILC
11: 10 a.m – Presentation of the Canton Fair | Organizing Entity [Videoconference]
11: 30 a.m – Experiences and Advice | José Peixoto, International Business Manager at Council4innovation*
11: 50 a.m – Guangzhou Province – Potential in Business Development | Paulo Lima, Managing Partner at Connect4Global**
12: 10 p.m – Concluding Remarks | Carolina Guedes, Executive Director AJEPC
12: 20 p.m – Networking Lunch | Canton Fair Offer

*Graduated in Biological Engineering from the University of Minho, he then specialized in Information Systems Applied to Business Management and, combining the knowledge of more than 10 years of experience and the commercial apprehension he undertook by the Consultancy of Strategic Management to companies. In the scope of the Strategic Consultancy he has passed through a lot of countries, among them, Slovakia, Greece, South Africa, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, and Angola. He has been involved in projects of creation and / or expansion of more than 70 companies of diverse areas of activities and is currently co-founder of 2 startups in the technological area (PTAH and WANNABET). He had the first contact with China through the AJEPC and has since helped some companies in the creation, prospecting, partnerships and purchasing operations in this market, which is why the visit to the Canton Fair has proven to be the natural and obvious choice.

** Connect4Global is a company that provides an international platform with access to a powerful network of investors and partners around the world, including Portuguese-Speaking Countries, African Emerging Markets, Asia and the Gulf Countries. He also works as an international managing partner for the 90 Plus Group (www.90plusgroup.com), a technology-based company based in Shenzhen, which operates in the Sports, Fashion and Music sectors. He has extensive experience in the development and acceleration of business in several sectors such as Technology, Construction & Infrastructures and Sports.

The event is free but requires pre-registration. After the conference, a networking lunch will be offered, however limited by order of registration to 50 participants. Do not miss the opportunity and sign up now!