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  • 124th Canton Fair Round Up

    The 124th Canton Fair has now ended (Sunday, 4 November), closing out what yet was another very successful edition of one of the world’s

    largest and most important product sourcing events.


    At a press conference held to mark the occasion, Deputy Director General of the China Foreign Trade Center, and Fair spokesperson, Xu Bing,

    presented a round-up of the event to the media and guests in attendance. Here are some key facts and figures from the Fair:


    The total overall attendance at the Fair was slightly lower than last year, at 189,812 visitors. This represents a drop of 1.11% year-on-year when

    compared to the Autumn 2017 session.


    The breakdown of attendees by region is as follows: from the Asia region, 105,692 visitors, accounting for 55.68% of the total; from Europe,

    35,767 or 18.84% of the total; the Americas, 27,696 or 14.59%; Africa, 14,547 or 7.66% and Oceania, 6,110 or 3.22%.


    Across the board, the number of businesses & organizations taking part in the Fair grew, with participants from Africa up by 1.15%; from the

    Americas, up by 0.59%; from Asia, up by 0.82%, from Europe, up by 2.93%; and from Oceania, up by 2.95%.


    The 10 highest ranked countries and regions for exhibitors, were Hong Kong (China), USA, India, South Korea, Thailand, Russia, Taiwan (China),

    Malaysia, Japan, and Indonesia.


    The top 20 countries and regions taking part in the Canton Fair accounted for nearly 65% of the total - an increase of 3.85% year-on-year overall.


    The number of buyers from countries and regions, that are part of China’s Belt & Road initiative, this session reached 84,578, accounting for

    44.56%  of the total - an increase of 0.16%.


    In terms of buyer interest, electronic goods and home appliances were the most popular categories at 40.2%, continuing what has become an

    established trend. The next most sought-after products were consumer goods at 31.3%, then home decorations at 28.28%, gifts at 26.82% and

    machinery at 26.73%.


    The value of business conducted at the Fair was again impressive. Machinery and electrical goods once again accounted for the largest value

    in terms of sales with over USD16 billion worth of contracts closed, which is 54.2% of the total. Light industrial products were next at USD7.3

    billion or 24.5%  of the total, while the third highest was textiles and apparel at around USD1.5 billion or 5.1% of total business done.


    The value of export business done by Belt & Road members was US$9.63 billion, an increase of 2.7% year-on-year and 32.3% of the session’s total.


    Innovation, Quality and the Canton Fair

    As well as delivering the performance summary, Xu reaffirmed the Fair’s role as a showcase for China’s commitment to maintaining an ethical

    and productive business environment. He said the Fair will continue to support the protection of intellectual property rights, raise awareness of the

    issue and encourage innovation. Competition in today’s business environment, said Xu, is a competition among enterprises to deliver technical

    innovation and service quality to customers.



    One of China’s leading building products manufacturers, the Lesso Group is focused on innovation which it achieves by harnessing the capabilities of its global network of research centers.


    The Lesso Group has built an enviable R&D network staffed by a 1000-strong team of doctorate holders, postgraduates, engineers, and industry consultants. As well as this, the company has set up research platforms to advance its business, including the National Accredited Enterprise Technology Center, a Post-doctoral Program, the CNAS Certification Laboratory and the Guangdong Research and Development Center for Plastic Pipe Engineering & Technology.





    China Lesso has obtained the following globally recognized certifications for its management systems: ISO9001 (Quality Management), ISO14001

    (Environmental Management) and OHSAS18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management) and has a recognized Measurement Management

    System - AAA Level. Our rigorous quality control systems cover a wide spectrum, from material selection and formulation to production processes

    and product warehousing. At China Lesso, we’re committed to delivering quality products and services to our customers.



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    Lessohome.com is our convenient online platform that features a huge range of quality products for both the design and building professional and

    the home renovator, from classic kitchens to handsome benchtops and countertops, and more. As well as great products, we have expert one-stop

    sourcing solutions and a range of value-added services to help customers with their businesses.

  • Lesso Home Welcomes Customers in Search of Effective E-marketing Solutions

    One of the world's largest trade exhibitions, the 124th Canton Fair attracts buyers from around the world, from neighboring Asian economies to buyers from America, Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. The Fair is also a showcase for China's manufacturing knowhow, covering a vast catalog of goods that includes almost every kind of product that consumers around the world use every day.


    Each session of the Fair attracts over 200,000 local and international buyers and businesses 


    Another busy day ahead for these early arrivals at the Fair complex


    The Chinese consumer market boasts one of the highest volumes of e-commerce transactions in the world. The total number of mobile payments and non-cash transactions in 2017 exceeded 124 billion, making it one of the largest single markets for such transactions worldwide. The experience gained in servicing such a huge market has brought Chinese e-commerce platforms and service providers to the forefront of this service industry.


    Today, Chinese e-commerce companies are renown for their industry-leading services and skills and Lesso Home's e-commerce division, lessohome.com is pleased to be among this group of respected brands that has emerged.


    Lesso Home.com offers savvy clients a range of essential services that gets results:

    1. Professional Web Development
    2. Digital Marketing Strategies & Promotions
    3. Expert One-stop Sourcing Services


    This new era of global e-commerce, that touches on nearly everything consumers do each day, together with the multitude of social media platforms and ever increasing reach of the internet, has changed the way we live.


    Every day, nearly every one of us will browse for products and services online via a laptop, a desktop computer or mobile phone; place orders and/or receive the products or services we have ordered.


    This has put modern enterprises under increasing pressure as they become more aware of the need to change the way they do business and integrate their products and services into the e-commerce landscape.


    Each day Lesso Home welcomes new customers to our Canton Fair booth



    At the Lesso Home booth, customers can find out everything they need to know about our full suite of e-marketing and one-stop sourcing solutions



    Lesso Home's professional Web Development and Digital Marketing Solutions will get your business online for far less than you think.



    Company representatives meet with staff from Lesso Home's e-marketing division. Lesso Home's certified specialists have over 10 years' experience in online marketing, web development and search engine optimization.



    All our booth visitors are invited to talk to us about their business' needs and goals in a one-to-one setting. At Lesso Home our goal is to help your business succeed.



    Visitors to the Lesso Home booth are always given a warm welcome!

  • The 124th Canton Fair Is Here

    The Canton Fair, also known as the China Import Export Fair and one of the largest trade shows in the world, is with us once again. This huge exhibition is a must-attend event on the yearly calendar for every professional buyer looking to source products for his or her business or project.

    The Fair takes places in Guangzhou (formerly known as Canton) in the PRC, in Spring and Autumn each year and is held in 3 phases, Phase I, II & III, beginning mid-October. In the upcoming Autumn Session, Phase I will start October 15, 2018. Following is a brief introduction to the Fair and what visitors can expect at this very exciting event.


    Dates, Opening Hours & Product Categories

    Phase I October 15-19 (Mon - Fri)

    • Product Categories: Building Materials, Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances, Hardware & Tools, Lighting Equipment
    • Other: Chemical Products, Machinery, Vehicles & Spare Parts


    Phase II October 23-27 (Tues - Sat)

    • Product Categories: Consumer Products, Home Decorations
    • Other: Gifts


    Phase III October 31- November 04 (Wed-Sun)

    • Other: Cases & Bags, Medical Devices, and Health Products, Office Supplies, Recreation Products, Shoes, Textiles & Garments


    Opening Hours

    • 09:30-18:00 each day during that phase



    • Guangzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center (Canton Fair Complex)
    • 380 Yuejiang Zhong Road, Pazhou District, Guangzhou


    Welcome to Canton Fair

    The Canton Fair complex is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens


    Outlook For the 2018 Autumn Session

    With the increase in countries and regions joining China's global 'One Belt, One Road' initiative, this session's Fair is expected to see an impressive level of foreign participation as more and more companies from these locations take part in the event. At the press conference held for the Fair opening, Xu Bing, Deputy Director of the China Foreign Trade Center, organizers of the Fair, said that this year's Autumn session will feature 12,125 branded sales booths and 47,522 general sales booths, representing 20% and 80% of the total number of outlets respectively. Once again, exhibition zones for imported brands selling to the local market will also be set up during Phase I and Phase III. This dedicated zone will cover a floor area of 20,000 square and be divided into six product areas featuring 998 outlets. A total of 636 foreign companies from 34 countries and regions will be exhibiting. There will also be 10 national and regional pavilions on display. The total attendance figure is expected to be similar to the last session.


    Fair attendees can browse through the thousands of products on display in the Fair's huge exhibition halls.


    Lesso Home

    Lessohome.com is an online platform of the Lesso Home Project under the Lesso Group. Providing buyers with products from Lesso and pan-home industry as well as one-stop service solutions.


    Visitors at the Lesso Home booth





    Lesso Home's broad range of online campaign capabilities and website development services ensures buyers get maximum exposure across multiple channels. Our certified specialists, with over 10 years' experience, will develop a channel-focused online campaign strategy that's right for your business.


    LESSO Booth

    LESSO Booth


    Don’t forget Lesso Home’s guide to sourcing successfully at the Canton Fair is available to registered members through our website. To get the guide all you need to do is sign in to your account, go to the download link and download the file. Signing up is free!

    We also invite you to visit us at the Lesso Home booth (T19-20) where we’ll be happy to talk about what we can do to help you source the products you need for your business.