More than 100 Chinese companies attended the four-day Interbuild Africa 2014 fair that ended in Johannesburg on Saturday, with many returning home with useful business leads, the fair's organizer and exhibitors said.
"The show was a success and we are getting a positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors. Many exhibitors confirmed that they got many trade leads from serious people," said Andrea Muller, the public relations manager of the show's organizer Write Scene.
Michalel Liu, a manager with Zhejiang Mingshi Piping Systems, a gas and pipe supplier, told Xinhua that he got some leads and would be making a follow up on them.
Liu said he wishes that the bond between Chinese and South African companies can grow even stronger, with the Chambers of Trade and Industry in both countries playing a bigger role.
Lily Liu who trades artificial lawn said she got a lot of promises. "South Africa is a big market. We will make follow-ups. We will return next year," she said.