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|JOHANNESBURG Luis Montes World Cup Jersey , Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- A total of 550 Chinesecompanies are currently showcasing their products in Johannesburgto get business deals with buyers from Southern Africa.
They are taking part in the China Homelife and China MachinexSouth Africa 2017 which started on Thursday and will end onSaturday.
Binui Pilai, chief operating officer of the exhibition toldXinhua, "We are expecting 8,000 visitors to the show this year andbusiness of about 500 million U.S. dollars. We expect trade dealsand leads. We are doing this show as part of China's Belt and RoadInitiative which seeks to increase trade with the emergingmarkets," said Pillai.
Pillai said the show presents companies from the region to havedirect access to the Chinese manufacturers who produce high qualitygoods.
"We are targeting Southern Africa to link them with the Chinesemanufacturers of high quality products. They do not have to gothrough a trader. The companies exhibiting here go through aquality control process of a high turnover per a year and shouldshow experience of doing business overseas," he added.
Raymond Kobe Jurgen Damm World Cup Jersey , CEO of Kobe Holdings told Xinhua that he islooking for potential funders and those who want to expandbusiness. He said, "I am here to network with the hope to getpotential customers we can deal with in future. I am impressed withthe quality of goods I have seen."
Last year, there were 5,800 visitors to the China Homelife andChina Machinex South Africa with trade of 320 million dollars.Enditem
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