China Import and Export Fair

China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, is held biannually in Guangzhou every April and October. The fair has a history of 60 years since 1957. It is possibly the largest trade fair globally with exhibition space totalling 1,180,000 M2, 60,000 standard booths and 24,000 exhibitors. This is certainly one trade show not to be missed.

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Guangzhou, China

The centre of manufacturing in China, Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong Province which is home to over 100 million people and is known as the ‘Worlds factory’. Guangzhou is a mega city and it will amaze and confuse you, it will also lure you and show you opportunities you never thought possible.

Lifeline POS Project - 2011

Aaron Stewart and Michael Harding at China Import and Export Fair, Pazhou Complex October 2012. Michael project managed the sourcing, procurement and piloting of new Point of Sale equipment for Lifeline stores in QLD.

AustCham South China - 2014

Michael attended the AustCham – South China session in Shekou Shenzhen in January 2014. Michael continues to participate and is now on the committe of AustCham – Guangdong.

Timber Sales & Negotiations - 2015

Michael with his client Jedidiha in Dongguan negotiating sale of PNG timber to furniture manufacturers across Guangdong Province.

China Products Direct - 2013

Michael worked closely with China Products Direct to source retail products, develop marketing and sales material and build a website.

Alphasan Washroom Products - 2013

Product Sourcing for Alphasan Washrooom Services and dinner with the factory boss and his staff after a successful sales negotiation.

KeyPromo Stationary Supplier - 2013

Michael and Craig with Jenny and her team at a office stationary manufacturer in Guangzhou 2013.
I first met Michael at an AustCham event in Shekou, Shenzhen in Jan 2014.  Michael was friendly and proactive in a networking environment and demonstrated great people skills. He later travelled to Guangzhou to meet me to discuss legal services on behalf of his client and former employer. As a result I found a new client and I continue to meet new business contacts through Michael’s network. Michael is professional, transparent and honest when interacting with his clients and contacts.  I found him to be diligent and proactive when working on projects with him which is a valuable skill when working in a demanding market such as China.  I highly recommend Michael and MBH Consulting to those seeking advice and specialist services in the Chinese import and export sector. Rafer Young

Legal Consulant, JunZeJun

I first met Michael in Shenzhen in China where he was the Chinese General Manager of an Australian Company who manufactured quality ceramics for Australian and American markets. As a potential buyer of products from China I found Michael extremely helpful in helping me to identify potential business opportunities, extremely knowledgeable in the Chinese way of conducting business, a very good negotiator, a reasonably grasp of the local Chinese language and most importantly very honest and reliable. I have no problem using Michael at every opportunity with my business and I thoroughly recommend him to any potential client. Bruce Stewart

Senior Contracts Manager, Management Resource Solutions (MRS)

Michael is an excellent Project Manager who demonstrates exceptional planning and budgeting skills. Combine these skills with his excellent communication qualities and technical expertise in relation to business systems and I would not hesitate to recommend him. Aaron Stewart

Director, ICT Group Operations, UnitingCare Queensland

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