"The red carpet has been laid, everything is well prepared!”
The red carpet has been laid out
Hardware + Tools Middle East 2010 saw its opening ceremony at the local time 10: 00 a.m. on May 18. It was simple but solemn. Dubai’s officials, after cutting the colorful ribbons together with the organizer, walked around the hall.
The ribbon-cutting opening ceremony
Different from the other shows, we could not see a flow of visitors at the very beginning of this show. China Fastener Info this time brought along with 800 CFDs and 300 pieces of CDs, in the hope of introducing China’s fastener companies to more Dubai’s purchasers.
It was about 1:00 p.m., the number of visitors began to increase. One local purchaser said he really liked our CFD magazine and inquired which companies cooperating with China Fastener Info have attended this show. He also suggested us to be patient because it is customary that there will be more and more visitors in Day 2 and Day 3.
The local purchaser
China Fastener Info this time also met our old Indian purchasers from Rayol Fastener, who have been to Fastener Trade Show held by China Fastener Info twice and consider our show the most professional fastener trade show in China. Meanwhile, they also gave us a good piece of advice: “We hope exhibitors can keep patient and enjoy the whole exhibiting process.”
Introduce CFDs to visitors
Introduce China's fastener companies to visitors
Write down his information
Interestingly, it was the first time for many companies to exhibit in Hardware + Tools Middle East, and the reason they participate in this show this year is that they believe Middle East market has great developmental potential and Dubai is its center. However, exhibitors had different views on the results of the first day:
Xuming Zhong, General Manager of Haining Zhongda Fastener, said, “It is quiet necessary for us to exhibit in this show because we can have a general idea of this market, which can help us make a wise decision though we haven’t found a suitable customer till now.”
Haining Zhongda Fastener Co., Ltd.
Liu Haiwei, General Manager of Heaven & Earth Hardware Products Factory commented, “We now attach much importance on the Middle East market, in the hope of?introducing our high-quality products of reasonal price to this market.”
Heaven & Earth Hardware Products Factory
Different from the two companies mentioned above, Haiyan Julong Standard Part and Haiyan Yuanyang Standard Part will pay much attention on trade shows this year, and Dubai is their first stop. Promoting their brands and the companies’ images are their main purpose.
Haiyan Julong Standard Part Co., Ltd.
Haiyan Yuanyang Standard Part Co., Ltd.
There was a displaying space in the hall where a fantastic car-cutting show was taking place.
The Car-Cutting show
It was 7:00 p.m. when the hall was closed. Then we started to go back to our supernatural hotel—Atlantis, where a fantastic banquet was to be held. On the way to this hotel, we could see Dubai's highest 101-storey building and its landmark-the Buri Al Arab Hotel.It was estimated that there were around 700 people attending this banquet. But it was a pity for those who hurried to leave the hotel after dinner in that they had missed a wonderful Persian show. We enjoyed it just as our Indian purchasers said: “Be patient, and enjoy the show.”
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