Executive Canton Fair Trip


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Avela Corporation's annual executive trip to the Canton Fair. We believe that China should be in every business plan and corporate strategy. There is no better way to get your mind around what Chain is all about than to experience the Canton Fair. Join other executive for a trip you will never forget.

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Executive Canton Fair Trip

  1. 1. 4500 Caroline Houston, Texas 77004 A4, 22/F Harvest Building No.585 Long Hua Road (We s t ) , Xu Hui District Shanghai 200023 China (713) 807-7900 Fax: (713) 610-3787 E-Mail: corporate@avela.com Web Site: www.avela.com To perspective Canton Fair Attendees: I am Gary Young, president of Avela Corporation and long time Vistage member. I would like to personally invite you to attend our Executive Canton Fair, Shanghai and Beijing tour this April 10th through the 21st. This tour is design to give you the best perspective possible of what China is all about while only taking 8 working days plus 2 weekends to minimize time away from your business. But why attend such a trip now, when the economy is so down, budgets are so tight and time is so important? Three reasons. First; with the economy down, now might be a perfect time to discover what China has to offer. And there is no better way to find out than to attend the Canton Fair. You will be stunned at the size of the fair and the variety of products offered. It is a real eye opener that can only be seen in person to fully appreciate. Second; having attended the fair for over 8 years now, I am continually amazed by the number of new idea that are generated for my client’s after attending. The creativity and stimulation of being at the Canton Fair is a major factor in why I and tens of thousands attend each session. Third, I strongly believes that China is a force to be understood and incorporated in our business plans. As either a source for products and services, a huge market opportunity or China as a competitor, China simply can not be ignored. And there is no better way to get a handle on all things China, as it relates to your com- pany, than to go to the Canton Fair. Even if you are a service company and would not directly buy from China, chances are that your customers may, and personal knowledge of China could help you dealing with your clients, potential clients and their future needs. The quality and value of this trip, combined with the subsequent tours to Shanghai and Beijing is unmatched to anything I have ever seen offered. We have gone to great pains to insure you have a first rate experience. Please read on to discover all the details. Then come join us on the trip of a lifetime. Sincerely, Gary Young President, Avela Corporation
  2. 2. Helping U.S. companies source products and services in China. Avela Corporation is a Houston-based company with a representative office in Shanghai. With 8 years of experience providing business opportunities for our clients we have developed substantial expertise in how to address the multifaceted challenges of working in China. We are now offering a Canton / Guangzhou Trade Fair and China Tour as a way to introduce potential clients to business opportunities in China. Our goal is to provide each attendee with every possible opportunity to develop relationships with Chinese companies. Our Canton Fair is designed to get you to where the rubber meets the road in China. We are serious about your coming away with tangible value from your trip. There is no better introduction to manufacturing in China than to attend the world famous Guangzhou or Canton Trade Fair. Avela will do everything possible to facilitate relationships with factories during your trip. This is an opportunity to see what China has to offer your business; to possibly open up serious relationships with factories in China. Typical “Trade Missions” stress meetings with local government offi- cials. At some point this may be valuable, but it is a waste of time dur- ing an introductory trip to China. Typical “Trade Missions” stress understanding the culture by offering “tours” that are run by agencies who maximize their profit with tours of rug, pearl, art and silk factories, in the guise of a cultural experience. They really want you to buy merchandise so they can receive a “com- mission”. This is a real time-waster for people interested in under- standing business in China. • A serious introduction to Chinese business culture. • Superior experience at the fair that you control. • A great adventure in the most dynamic country on the planet. • A mind blowing exposure to Chinaʼs vast manufacturing base. • A personalized tour of the Canton Fair Shanghai and Beijing. Contact: Gary Young- young@avela.com
  3. 3. You will have built in freedom and flexibility to control your experience. • We can arrange a private translator if you want to travel to a factory outside the fair. • There will be a nightly group debriefing and consultation by Avela Staff. • You can opt to travel with your translator to do factory tours during any part of the trip. Phase I is open from April 15th - 19th, 2009 Electronics, IT Products & Household Electrical Appliances ·Household Electric Appliances_ Kitchen Electrical Appliances; Refrigerators and Refrigeration Equipment; Air Conditioners and Ventilation Equipment; Washers and Dryers; Other Small Electrical Appliances ·Electronics & IT Products_ Audio-video Products; Computer Products; Communication Products; Business Automation Equipment; Electronic Security Equipment; Computer Software ·Lamps & Light Fixtures_ Light Sources; Lamps and Lights; Light Fittings Small Vehicles & Spare Parts Bicycles; Motorcycles; Automobiles; Vehicle Spare Parts Machinery & Equipment ·Machinery & Equipment_ Apparatus; Photographic Supplies; Printing Apparatus; Universal Machinery; Weaving Supplies; Element parts of Machinery; Varied Models of Complete Plants Hardware & Tools ·Tools_ Measures; Grinders; Blades; Hand Tools; Electric Tools; Pneumatic Tools; Hydraulic Pressure Tools; Welding Tools; Machine Tools; Incising Tools; Farm Implements ·Hardware_ Builders Hardware; Door-and-Window Hardware; Furniture Hardware; Ornamental Hardware; Sundry Hardware; Locks and Fittings; Silk Screens; Welding Materials; Low- pressure Valves; Water Heating Equipment; Fasteners; Foundry Goods and Forged Pieces; Other Hardware Building Materials & Kitchen, Sanitary Equipment ·Kitchen & Sanitary Equipment_ sanitary equipment; kitchen equipment ·Building Materials_ Building Materials; Metal Building Materials; Chemical Building Materials; Glass Building Materials; Cement Products; Building Ceramics; Floors and Flooring Materials; Stones, Tiles and Bricks; Doors, Windows and Walls; Ceiling and Partition; Decorative Materials; Other Building Materials Raw Materials ·Organic Chemicals; Inorganic Chemicals; Minerals; Non-ferrous Metal; Steel; Lumber; Textile Materials; Other Raw Materials You will have the opportunity to visit the 3 major cities in China. Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing (Fair Phase 1) Single occupancy rate per person 12 days- $3,800 Double occupancy rate per person 12 days- $2,830 Privet translator for activity outside the itinerary is $150 per day plus all travel expenses Included: Airfare within China, lodging, motor-coach transfers and sightseeing, and most meals and limited beverages. Price does not include international airfare or domestic travel outside the listed itinerary.
  4. 4. Helping U.S. companies source products and services in China. Bund Sightseeing Tunnel- (Kitchy) http://www.travelpod.com/ad/Bund_Sightseeing_Tunnel-Shanghai It must have been a rather intoxicated, ok, totally doped person that designed this small tunnel under the Huangpu river. You enter a small cable car and guided by house music you are thrilled with colorful lightbeams, waving puppets and suddenly disappearing movie screens. Strange as it may sound, it is rather enjoyable and an efficient way to get to Pudong, once you have seen the view from the Puxi side. Oriental Pearl TV and Radio Tower- http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2761838-oriental_pearl_tv_tower_shanghai-i The Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai is one of the world's great towers. The spheres hang in the sky like perfect pearls, reflecting in the Huangpu River they seem perfectly at home amid the lush green surroundings. In fact, the tower is the host of eleven spheres, or pearls, that appear to be dropping from the sky onto a jade plate; two very traditional, very Chinese, precious elements. Shanghai World Financial Center- http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g308272-d1196260-Reviews- Shanghai_World_Financial_Center-Shanghai.html Shanghai World Financial Center is Shanghai new landmark along with the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jinmao Tower. It takes about 1 minute from first floor to 95th by the elevator with a speed of 10 meters per second. The observation bridge (with a glass floor) atop the building is the second highest observation deck in the world. Old Town http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/special-topic-about-china/shanghai-old-town.html http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/scottshangguan/6/1228441200/tpod.html Old Town is a perfect combination of gardens, temples, old architecture, souvenirs, and food. Here, the Yu Yuan shopping center is known as where 'the kingdom of small commodities' and 'the kingdom of snacks' can be found. Dong Tai Road Antique Market http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2761720-dong_tai_road_antique_market_shanghai-i Dong Tai is spread over two blocks and has many shops and vendors selling vintage souvenirs, furniture and bric-a-brac. Items vary from international gems such as chairs imported from New York City in the 1930s, to local pieces such as furniture from old Shanghai theaters. Experienced antique collectors will be able to pick up some excellent buys.
  5. 5. Super Brand Mall- http://virtualreview.org/china/zoom/813093/super-brand-mall-pudong-shanghai The largest mall in Pudong, this gargantuan 10-story edifice attracts large crowds of shopper. The anchor is a four-story department store with all the usual luxurious brands. There's also a well-stocked supermarket, a Bank of China ATM in the base- ment, and scores of clothing, jewelry, and accessories stores, as well as dining estab- lishments competing for your attention. Shanghai Circus Acrobatic Show http://www.tripadvisor.in/Attraction_Review-g308272-d459914-Reviews- Shanghai_Circus_World-Shanghai.html The Shanghai Acrobatics School & Troupe have won hundreds of gold medals in dif- ferent international acrobatics competitions and are beloved by their countrymen for their incredible feats of skill and grace. This world-class acrobatics show is a must- see event. Shanghai Cultural Museum- http://www.shanghaimuseum.net/ As a museum of ancient Chinese art, the Shanghai Museum possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art. Its rich and high-quality collection of ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy creates a world-class visitor experience. Vistage China Office visit http://www.vistage.cn/ Visit Vistage China’s new offices, mingle with the first 3 Vistage groups ever formed in China. Avela Office visit - www.avela.com A short tour of Avela’s office with a Chinese Teas Culture demonstration.and a visit to the local Knock-Off Market if time permits (off the grid) Message at Dragonfly Retreat- http://gochina.about.com/od/traditionalmassage/gr/Dragonfly_GRev.htm http://www.dragonfly.net.cn/eng/welcome_e.htm True relaxation begins with a state of mind. This is why Dragonfly was created as a contemporary urban retreat, to be an oasis of peace and tranquility in the midst of the big city. We invite you to enjoy the benefits of health, wellness and complete care of your body, mind and soul, that are only available in a Dragonfly Retreat.
  6. 6. Dongwu Silk Factory and Store Tour - http://www.igougo.com/attractions-reviews-b90444-Shanghai- Dongwu_Silk_Factory_and_Store.html Suzhou has long been a major producer of the finest silk in the world. Hence, it is nicknamed the Home of Silk. Silk produced here are of superior quality than you buy from government run outlets. Huangpu River Cruise Tour- http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cruise/huangpuriver/ The west bank (Puxi) of the Huangpu River is the cultural, residential and entertainment center of Shanghai. In addition, many historical buildings left over from Shanghai's colonial days have been preserved. The east bank of the river (Pudong) is the newer district of Shanghai and its financial and commercial hub. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, and Jinmao Tower are located on this side of the river. Baiyun Leather Market - www.avela.com Guangzhou Baiyun World Leather Trading Centre is a modern,extensive,and interna- tional Leather trading centre. This is the largest leather wholesale market in Guangzhou and naturally, it contains the largest collection of all sorts of bags and other fine leather goods. Canton Fair http://www.cantonfair.org.cn Thousands of exhibitors representing Chinese international trade companies and manufacturers will be present. They will exhibit over 100,000 kinds of goods. These goods are of high quality, competitive prices and are often specialties from the vari- ous regions in China. They bring new meaning to the phrase "Made in China." SunMoon Artificial Stone Factory Tour http://www.sunmoon.com.cn/en_products_sla_listall.htm Established in 1997, Guangzhou Sunmoon Application Decoration Material Co., Ltd. is a specialized manufacturer of solid surface (artificial stone), engineered stones, sinks, kitchen and vanity cabinets, as well as other solid surface and quartz based products. It has over 150 workers in a facility covering an area of 30,000 square meters. This factory is a easily accessible example of the typical Chinese factory. Fangcu Tea Market - http://www.teaandcoffee.net/0700/tea.htm After nearly 20 years of development, Fang Cun Market is now the biggest tea wholesale and retail market in the country. At present, there are up to 1,000 tea traders and manufacturers doing business here.
  7. 7. Tian’an Men Square - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square Tiananmen Square is the geographical center of Beijing City. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 10,000,000 people at one time. Forbidden City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_City The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of the Emperor and his household. Built from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 surviving buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms and covers 720,000 square meters (7,800,000 sq ft). The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture. Summer Palace- http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294212-d1176553-Reviews- The_Aman_at_Summer_Palace-Beijing.html The Summer Palace in Beijing is the largest imperial garden in the world, a museum of classical Chinese garden architecture. The construction of the Summer Palace was initiated in 1750 by Emperor Qianlong as a gift for his mother's birthday. It took 15 years to complete. Great Wall - http://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/ Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grass- lands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,850 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west. With a history of more than 2,000 years, some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared. However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance. Cloisonne Factory for lunch- http://www.anniebees.com/China/China_18.htm This Cloisonne Factory shows workers applying the tiny wires that form the designs with tweezers and then filling them in with enamel. The showroom has cloisonné creations that are unique, beautiful, and not found elsewhere in China. Olympic Park - Bird’s Nest and Aquatic Center Beijing hosted the Summer Olympics of 2008. Visitors can tour these iconic struc- tures and even walk on the floor of the stadium – unique buildings symbolizing the creativity and imagination of modern China.
  8. 8. Temple of Heaven- http://www.china.org.cn/english/kuaixun/75120.htm The Temple of Heaven is China's largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings -- three times the area of the Forbidden City. Built in 1420, the principle buildings include the Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests, the Imperial Vault of Heaven and the Circular Mound Altar. Colony 798- http://www.china.org.cn/english/798/236196.htm The 798 Art District provides creative Chinese with an opportunity and an outlet to enthusiastically pursue their artistic ideals. It has also given them a unique, spiritual homeland. China's artists have truly inspired new life into this area of Beijing, resur- recting the ghosts of the past while breathing in energy and innovation in the present. Indeed, China's vanguard has turned an industrial graveyard into an artistic paradise. Silk Market- http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/beijing_silk_market_shopping_bargain Beijing Silk Market (a.k.a. Xiushui Silk Market) is a multi-floor shopping complex, famous for fake branded goods such as designer purses, sunglasses, silk scarves, jeans -- you name it. It's also famous for extreme bargaining – the perfect place for picking up that last souvenir. Avela Trip Videos- For a stimulating video presentation of the Canton Fair and overall trip, please link to our YouTube videos. Canton Fair and Site Tour (Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOgIv-ZBKOo Video of Canton Fair (Phase 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0ZQNHP256c China Factory Tours http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Auj4yw1z0
  9. 9. Executive Canton Fair Trip Itinerary Leave Houston Saturday April 10 2009 at 6:00 am Flight recommendation: Continental- Note: Price subject to change depending on when booked. from Depart: Arrive: Flight OnePass Miles/ Flight: CO89 $1,023 6:00 a.m. 10:17 a.m. Time: Elite Aircraft: Boeing 737- Sat., Apr. 10, 2010 Sat., Apr. 10, 2010 3 hr 17 mn Qualification*: 800 Houston, TX (IAH - New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) 1,415 /100% Fare Class: Economy Intercontinental) (G) Meal: Snack Change Planes. Connect time in New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) is 48 minutes. Depart: Arrive: Flight OnePass Miles/ Flight: CO87 11:05 a.m. 1:45 p.m. +1 Day Time: Elite Aircraft: Boeing 777- Sat., Apr. 10, 2010 Sun., Apr. 11, 2010 14 hr 40 Qualification*: 200ER New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Shanghai, People's Republic of China mn 7,417 /100% Fare Class: Economy Liberty) (PVG - Pu Dong) Total Miles: (G) Travel 8,832 Meal: Lunch Time: 18 hr 45 mn $1,023 Depart: Arrive: Flight OnePass Miles/ Flight: CO88 3:45 p.m. 9:55 p.m. Time: Elite Qualification*: Aircraft: Boeing 777- Wen., Apr. 21, 2010 Wen., Apr. 21, 2010 19 hr 11 7,195 /100% 200ER Beijing, People's Republic of China Houston, TX (IAH - mn Fare Class: Economy (PEK - Capital) Intercontinental) (G) Travel Meal: Dinner Time: No Special Meal 19 hr 11 Offered. mn 1 Stop. Time on the ground in New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) is 1 hour 45 minutes. Change Planes. Equipment changes in New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) to a Boeing 737-500. Arrive Shanghai Sunday April 11, 2009 at 1:45 pm Check-in at the Radisson Hotel at 4:00 pm. http://www.radisson.com/shanghaicn_newworld On your own afternoon till 6:30 pm. (rest) Dinner and Q&A, orientation; at local restaurant.- Evening Rest. Monday, April 12th: Shanghai- Tour and Shopping Day Complimentary breakfast at the Radisson Shanghai Pudong Tour (1) Bund Sightseeing Tunnel- (Kitchy) http://www.travelpod.com/ad/Bund_Sightseeing_Tunnel-Shanghai (2) Oriental Pearl TV and Radio Tower http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2761838- oriental_pearl_tv_tower_shanghai-i (3) Shanghai World Financial Center http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g308272-d1196260- Reviews-Shanghai_World_Financial_Center-Shanghai.html Lite Lunch near Old Town Old Town http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/special-topic-about-china/shanghai-old-town.html http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/scottshangguan/6/1228441200/tpod.html 1
  10. 10. Dong Tai Road Antique Market http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2761720- dong_tai_road_antique_market_shanghai-i Dinner at South Beauty Restaurant atop the famous Super Brand Mall - http://virtualreview.org/china/zoom/813093/super-brand-mall-pudong-shanghai Evening Shanghai Circus Acrobatic Show http://www.tripadvisor.in/Attraction_Review-g308272-d459914- Reviews-Shanghai_Circus_World-Shanghai.html Tuesday, April 13th: Shanghai- Complimentary breakfast at the Radisson Shanghai Cultural Museum- http://www.shanghaimuseum.net/ Lunch-in Vistage Meeting- Visit Vistage China’s new offices, mingle with the first 3 Vistage groups ever formed in China. Tour Avela Office- Chinese Teas Culture demonstration. Then a visit to the local Knock-Off Market (off the grid) Dragonfly Message- http://gochina.about.com/od/traditionalmassage/gr/Dragonfly_GRev.htm http://www.dragonfly.net.cn/eng/welcome_e.htm Or for those who are interest Dongwu Silk Factory and Store Tour- http://www.igougo.com/attractions-reviews-b90444-Shanghai- Dongwu_Silk_Factory_and_Store.html Huangpu River Dinner Cruise Tour- http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cruise/huangpuriver/ (If group capacity is 16 or more) Wednesday, April 14th Shanghai/Guangzhou Complimentary breakfast at the Radisson Morning Flight to Guangzhou Check in at The President Hotel- Chosen for its convenience to and from the fair. http://www.travbuddy.com/President-Hotel-Guangzhou-v127626 http://www.presidenthotel.com.cn/ Late Lite-Lunch near hotel Baiyun Leather Market- http://www.cantonfairs.net.cn/guangzhou-guide/shopping/baiyun-leather-centre.html Dinner and Orientation - Nan Yuan Restaurant http://www.china.org.cn/english/travel/50429.htm We will discuss strategies for attending the fair, meeting times and contingencies. Thursday, April 15th: Guangzhou - Canton Fair Complimentary breakfast at The President Hotel Attend Fair - Hotel bus to Fair- (lunch on your own at the fair) 2
  11. 11. Hong Xing Chinese Restaurant – Something for the exotic tastes as well as standard Chinese food. http://mooiness.com/2009/02/18/guangzhou-december-2008-hong-xing-seafood-restaurant/ http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-13436720r Debriefing for the following day- What you saw that you want to do next: Options - 1. Attend the fair a second day 2. Break out on your own to meet with contacts from the fair. A translator is recommended (will be provided) 3. Predetermined side trip to factories of interest anywhere in China* *If there is a specific product or service that you would like to learn more about, Avela will source factories for you to visit and arrange a side trip with a translator to accompany you until you rejoin the group in Beijing. Additional travel- related cost, including your translator, would be charged. Friday, April 16th: Guangzhou Complimentary breakfast at The President Hotel Attend Fair - Hotel bus to Fair- (lunch on your own at the fair)- or individual itinerary based on your preferences expressed at dinner on Thursday. Dinner- Hot Pot Dinner- http://www.littlesheephotpot.com/finder.asp?id=3 Saturday, April 17th: Guangzhou/Beijing Complimentary breakfast at The President Hotel Pre-determined local factory tour. Gives you an idea of what a typical Chinese factory is like. Or Fangcu Tea Market - http://www.teaandcoffee.net/0700/tea.htm Lunch- Late Afternoon Flight to Beijing- Check in to The Regent Beijing Hotel. http://www.regenthotels.com/hotels/ribjn Late Dinner on your own. (Now that you are seasoned China travelers!) Sunday, April 18th: Complimentary breakfast at The Regent Beijing Hotel Tian’an Men Square - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square Forbidden City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_City Fast food Lunch - (Pizza Hut - trust me) Summer Palace- http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294212-d1176553-Reviews- The_Aman_at_Summer_Palace-Beijing.html Dinner Beijing Dai Minority Restaurant!http://www.dianping.com/shop/568611/photos 3
  12. 12. Monday, April 19: Beijing Complimentary breakfast at The Regent Beijing Hotel Great Wall - http://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/ Cloisonne Factory for lunch- http://www.anniebees.com/China/China_18.htm Olympic Park - Bird’s Nest and Aquatic Center Dinner - Beijing Dumplings http://www.dianping.com/shop/1966087/photos Tuesday, April 20th Complimentary breakfast at The Regent Beijing Hotel Temple of Heaven- http://www.china.org.cn/english/kuaixun/75120.htm Colony 798- http://www.china.org.cn/english/798/236196.htm Lunch Silk Market- http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/China/Beijing_Shi/Beijing-1024960/Shopping-Beijing- Silk_Market-BR-1.html Last chance to shop! Dinner- World Famous Peking Duck Farewell Dinner Wednesday, April 21st: Beijing/Houston 4