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004: How To Survive & Thrive The Canton Fair – Austin Brawner, Ecommerce Influence

Posted by Austin Brawner on May 27, 2014


How do you plan, navigate, survive and thrive at one of the world’s largest trade shows, the Canton Fair?

Austin talks with us today about the Canton Fair. It is the largest trade show in all of Asia where foreign importers go to find products produced in China to be brought to their own market whether it’s in the US, Europe, Australia, Africa, etc.


It’s a chance for ecommerce executives to see thousands of potential niche products in a 5-day period. Austin talks with us about what to expect, how to prepare, and how to make it a successful trip.

Topics Discussed Throughout This Interview

  • What the Canton Fair is and where it’s located.
  • Why he went (and why you should, too)
  • Who will succeed and who will fail at making the most of the fair.
  • Why it’s important to have a contact over there.
  • The three most important things to find massive success.
  • Tips for first-timers.
  • An interesting story about getting lost.
  • Plus a lot more!

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