GUANGZHOU, March 17 (Xinhua) -- As China optimized and adjusted measures for COVID-19 prevention and control, offline fairs have seen a comeback as more exhibitions are happening, with exhibitors scrambling to register for the upcoming events.
The 28th China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair (GILF) is set to kick off on Saturday in Guzhen Town, Zhongshan City in south China's Guangdong Province. It has fully resumed offline exhibitions with an exhibition area of more than 1.5 million square meters.
The lighting fair has attracted more than 3,500 companies and over 60,000 registered professional buyers, including more than 2,400 professional buyers from over 110 countries and regions.
As March unfolded, Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, has held a dozen offline fairs and exhibits, with over 50 events lined up for the first quarter of the year.
The Boao Forum for Asia, a non-governmental and non-profit international organization committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries closer to their development goals, was also announced to be held entirely offline in late March.
Insiders believe the reviving exhibition industry is boosting industry confidence and social consumption while promoting the resumption of work and production.
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