On Oct. 15, 2014, staff of iAbrasive.com accompanied Chen Changhao, the general manager of Zhengzhou Zhongyu Metallic Materials Co., Ltd. to visit the Canton Fair held in Pazhou Complex, the biggest exhibition and conference center in Asia. Phase 1 featured Electronics & Household Appliances, Lighting Equipment, Machinery, Energy Resources, Building Materials, Vehicles & Spare Parts, Hardware & Tools, Chemical Products, etc.
According to relevant authorities, compared with the last Canton Fair, both the purchasers and volume of business in the autumn fair this year had seen a decline. The specific situation of different industries vary. Among them, the new energy industry exhibition area, such as solar power products and photovoltaic products, was popular. Most of the abrasives exhibitors were foreign exporting companies that scattered on the first to the third floor, No. 14, No. 15, and No. 16 District, Pavilion No. 10. There were few visitors stood at the abrasives booths. Most visitors simply collect some information about the abrasives company they are interested in and left without further communication.
iAbrasive has learned that the reasons for most abrasives companies that attended exhibitions lie in two aspects: on the one hand, company image can be reflected in the exhibition. On the other hand, they seek to receive international orders. However, the awkward situation has made them realized the fact that comprehensive exhibitions are no longer in line with the Internet era. Huo Jianguo, president of International Trade & Economic Research Institute, China Ministry of Commerce, said during the Canton Fair that faced with the difficult foreign trade situation, companies should target transformation and upgrading. They should also adapt themselves to the "Age of Big Data" and the trend of e-commerce. Chen also expressed his thoughts and feelings, "Nowadays, exhibitions do not have the same effect as what they were years ago. Many people can achieve big deals via the help of the Internet and e-commerce. We visited the Canton Fair to know more about the current situation of the abrasives industry to make timely adjustments. We have chosen to do foreign trade on iAbrasive.com, which has a vertical B2B online platform and a specially designed online store for our company. The webportal enables us to receive inquiries of overseas purchasers and conduct effective communication. It is really helpful and convenient in doing abrasives trade with foreign purchasers. I like it."
The same goes for overseas abrasives buyers, for whom iAbrasive also provide a great variety of business opportunities and benefits. Abrasives buyers and suppliers alike must register to use our services. Buyer registration is free. Once registered, buyers can post requests and also search for suppliers. The search process allows for search by category, product, or company. Buyers can bookmark their favorite suppliers, making it easy to find them again. Buyers can also contact suppliers directly, through our onsite message center, to start negotiations. If buyers post requests, they are guaranteed that suppliers responding to the post are authentic and high quality companies.