24th China Harbin International Economic and Trade Fair

Updated : 2013-06-09

By Fu Bo ( chinadaily.com.cn )

The China Harbin International Economic and Trade Fair (HTF) is a large-scale international fair approved by the Chinese government.

Its 24th session will be held from June 14-19 at the Harbin International Conference Exhibition and Sports Center, and 13,000 visitors from 76 countries and regions around the world and 100,000 domestic visitors will attend, with 2,400 companies from home and abroad expected to showcase their products.

The event is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the authorities of Heilongjiang, Zhejiang and Harbin- and it is co-sponsored by governmental departments and trade promotional institutions from more than 10 countries, including Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Regional Development, and Japan’s Association for the Promotion of International Trade. Since its first session in 1990, 1.9 million exhibitors and visitors from more than 80 countries and regions have attended the fair, resulting in contracts worth over $100-billion.

The fair will focus on Russia and opening up to Northeast Asia – while serving the best interests of China,, and it has already become an important event for Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eastern Europe.