The U.S. China Ceramic Tile Association and China Ceramics City is inviting U.S. ceramic tile distributors and manufacturers to visit China for a trade event in September. The weeklong “trade mission” will include a visit to the historic city of Fo Shan, where 60 percent of China’s ceramics are produced, as well as plant tours and panel discussions with China industry experts. According to the tile association, the event aims to “assist participants in gaining first-hand market information and access to key industry leaders and potential business partners.”
Additionally, the mission is
designed as a forum for the U.S. tile industry to meet with Chinese ceramic tile manufacturers, design
studios and importers/exporters. The mission will focus on a range of product
segments including ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal, stone and specialty tiles
and mosaics. The Sept. 1-8 event will also feature meetings with “China’s top
ceramic tile industry leaders, manufacturer owners and executives, one-on-one
business meetings and industry briefings by experts,” the tile group noted.
Some trip expenses are paid,
including access to more than 170 top Chinese ceramic manufacturers and
showrooms, a free stay in a 4-star resort in the city of Fo Shan, free meals in
the city, free airport and local transportation, and free sightseeing and
entertainment organized by the sponsors.
The trip will also include a
visit to the province of Shandong, a top producer of granite and marble; as
well as a day of sightseeing and shopping in Beijing. To register, visit
www.chinatiles.org. For more information, call Andy Peng at (408) 898-4104, fax
him at (408) 540-0784 or e-mail him at apeng@ChinaTiles.org. Deadline is Aug.
China invites U.S. tile industry to 2007 trade mission
June 26, 2007