China: ICRC’s First Ever Attendance at Canton Fair

ICRC Regional Delegation for East Asia attended the 122nd China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair)

  • ICRC staff and the organizers of the Canton Fair pose for a group photo at the trading event in Guangzhou.
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  • Mr. Pierre Dorbes, head of ICRC Regional Delegation for East Asia, stresses the importance of cooperation between the ICRC and Chinese enterprises in an interview with Xinhua News Agency during Canton Fair.
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  • Mrs. Marie Otaegui, Asia Sourcing Manager of the ICRC, has an interview with Xinhua News Agency.
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  • During her presentation at Canton Fair Forum, Mrs. Marie Otaegui, Asia Sourcing Manager of the ICRC, elaborates the source of ICRC's budget and funds, ICRC’s procurement in China, and its policy, procedures and code of ethics for procurement.
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  • After the Canton Fair Forum, Mr. Pierre Dorbes, head of the ICRC Regional Delegation for East Asia, discusses in depth with Mr. Zhao Hui, director of the Division of Promotion for Procurement and Service at China International Centre for Economic & Technical Exchanges (CICETE), on how to promote the cooperation between Chinese enterprises and the ICRC.
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  • Marie Otaegui(left), Asia Sourcing Manager of the ICRC and Pierre Dorbes(middle), head of the ICRC Regional Delegation for East Asia, talk with Yang Yingzhi, manager of Chuangsheng Company, ICRC's supplier of stainless steel products in China during Canton Fair.
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  • ICRC Regional Delegation for East Asia sets up a booth at Canton Fair to introduce the ICRC's procurement in China and distribute the leaflets on ICRC's procurement policy and procedures.
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  • During the one-on-one session after the Forum, Mrs. Marie Otaegui, Asia Sourcing Manager of the ICRC, has lively face-to-face exchanges with keen suppliers.
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  • A Communication Officer of the ICRC answers queries from suppliers.
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  • During the one-on-one session, Mrs. Marie Otaegui, Asia Sourcing Manager of the ICRC, explains the ICRC’s procurement policy to suppliers.
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31 October 2017

At the invitation of China Association for Promoting UN Procurement and China Foreign Trade Centre, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation for East Asia attended the 122nd China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair). This is ICRC's first ever attendance at this event. ICRC hopes its attendance would help Chinese suppliers understand more about the ICRC's procurement needs in China as well as its procurement policies and procedures. Mrs. Marie Otaegui, Asia Sourcing Manager of the ICRC, was invited to make a presentation at Canton Fair Forum. During the Fair, Mr. Pierre Dorbes, head of ICRC Regional Delegation for East Asia, and Mrs. Marie Otaegui had an interview with Xinhua News Agency.

Canton Fair was established in 1957. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the provincial government of Guangdong and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre, it is held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou, China. Canton Fair is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers' source country and the greatest business turnover in China.