An agricultural fair is set to be open from September 7 to 9 in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, welcoming roughly 10,000 traders from around the wold.
With the theme of "Green, Open, Innovative, Rising", the 2012 Anhui (Hefei) Industrial Agriculture Fair will include a series of activities ranging from business program promotions to contract-signing ceremonies, China - Middle, East Europe Agricultural Cooperation Forum and exhibitions of agricultural products.
Some of the world's top 500 companies as well as Chinese leading enterprises are expected to attend the event. As of Wednesday, it has been confirmed that contracts will be reached on 101 programs, worth 54 billion yuan ($8.6 billion), at the upcoming fair.
The event will be staged in Anhui Exhibition and Conference Center, with the area of exhibition halls totaling 24,000 square meters. More than 800 firms are estimated to take part in the exhibitions.
136.2 billion-yuan documents were signed on 569 programs while 1,383 orders, worth 42.9 billion yuan, were placed at the annual agricultural fair during the past three years.
(By Zheng Weiling)