Attendees of the 16th China International Ceramic & Sanitaryware Fair Foshan stop to take a closer look at a mosaic tile installation.

TILE Magazine publisher Phil Johnson (left) visits one of several hundred exhibitors during the five-day event.

The recently concluded 16th China International Ceramic & Sanitaryware Fair Foshan featured five days of “remarkable achievement” with an estimated turnover of a 3 billion RMB ($451M USD), 99,867 visitors (up by 96.93% from 2009’s autumn session). Foreign visitors accounted for 39.95% of attendees, while professional buyers accounted for 64.47% of the total. The majority of foreign buyers originated from other Asian countries and the Middle East.

According to China Ceramics City and China Ceramics Industry Headquarters, the fruitful results of this show have driven 70% of temporary exhibitors to buy booths for the next session even before the fair closed. The Spring Fair, set for April 18-22, will undoubtedly be another glorious chapter.”

The fall event also featured several education sessions and lectures, including “Impact on PRC Exporters Post Global Financial Crisis,” “U.S. Tile Market Report,” and “The Road for Innovation Breakthrough of Ceramic Industry.”

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