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IHE 2008

Why Exhibiting

l Internationally recognised and established with a proven track record of 18 editions.

l Largest international trade event for the food industry in the South China region.

l An extensive gathering of over 2000 brands and more than 30 overseas pavilions.

l Expected to attract over 100,000 trade visitors from throughout China and supported by an extensive programme of hosted buyers and conferences.

l Presenting exporters the opportunity to establish and build brands in China quickly and effectively.

l Organised by Informa Exhibitions, who have a portfolio of global flagship events in food, agriculture, nutrition & health industry.

Grasp the Opportunity of The Greater Bay Area

The development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (the Greater Bay Area) has been a feature of a number of China’s national strategies, including the Vision and Actions on Jointly Building the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and the 13th Five-Year Plan. The Greater Bay Area’s city cluster will extend across Hong Kong, Macao and nine Pearl River Delta (PRD) cities. In order to further advance the initiative, the State Council promulgated the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area on 18 February 2019, mapping out the development plan for the Greater Bay Area.


The Greater Bay Area is strategically positioned to be (i) a vibrant world-class city cluster; (ii) a globally influential international innovation and technology hub; (iii) an important support pillar for the Belt and Road Initiative; (iv) a showcase for in-depth cooperation between the Mainland and Hong Kong and Macao; and (v) a quality living circle for living, working and travelling.

Cities in the PRD region will work closely with Hong Kong and Macao to support the early stage and pilot implementation of a range of innovative policies in the financial and social management sectors. They will also look to establish a world-class market-oriented business environment, promote the free flow of talents, goods and capital across the region, while raising the overall level of economic efficiency, transparency and internationalisation. As one of the mainland’s leading economic growth engines, the Greater Bay Area will also harness the developmental advantages of the Pan-PRD region, including the central-south and southwestern regions of China, and play an important role in advancing the Belt and Road Initiative.

On 1 July 2017, Xi Jinping, the Chinese President, witnessed the signing of the Framework Agreement on Deepening Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Co-operation in the Development of the Bay Area by representatives of the NDRC, Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. As part of the Framework Agreement, a number of key areas were designated as co-operation priorities, including promoting infrastructure connectivity, enhancing market integration, developing a global technology and innovation hub, establishing a modern industry network through coordinated development, jointly nurturing a high-quality living environment as a model place to live, work and visit, cultivating new resources in the field of international co-operation, and supporting the establishment of major co-operative platforms.

Click here to download the Outline Development Plan for the Greater Bay Area