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GBE 2017 to Be Held Next March
According to the Guiding Opinions on Promotion of Fitness and Recreation Industry, billiards has been listed as one of the key sports to be vigorously supported by the central government due to its strong market potentials, high popularity and visibility among residents.
Since billiards sports were first introduced to China in the 1990s, it has developed considerably along with residents’ ever-improving living standards. And the birth of China Billiards Association and the rise of national billiards enterprises, such as Xing Pai, have declared the boom of billiards and the recognition of billiards as an athletic sport. Mr. Zhang Xiaoning, Chairman of Small-Ball Sport Management Center of General Administration of Sport observed that ever since 2005, China’s billiards clubs had increased rapidly to 30,000. And the achievement of Chinese star billiards players, such as Mr. Ding Junhui, Miss Pan Xiaoting, etc, had helped increase the number of billiards enthusiasts to over 80 million. Nowadays, billiards had been widely approved by the public, and become one of the most frequently played daily sports. With this high acceptance, billiards had numerous potentials in China.
First held in 2007, China Guangzhou International Billiards Exhibition (GBE) is the first billiards-themed exhibition in Asia. After 10 years of development, GBE has grown continuously with the industry. Having built an international trade and communication platform for domestic and oversea insiders, GBE has won the approvals and strong supports from worldwide professionals and made significant contribution to promoting billiards industry. GBE 2017 has been scheduled on March 8th-11th, 2017 at Area A of China Import and Export Fair Complex. With a duration of 4 days, GBE 2017 will actively help facilitate win-win cooperation.
A Billiards Grand Event Gathering Renowned Enterprises and the Latest Products
In the past decade, billiards sports have went through tremendous changes worldwide. Especially in the Asia-Pacific region rapid progresses have been made and a great number of outstanding billiards product manufacturers have emerged. According to the statistics released by GBE 2017, there will be over 200 mainstream enterprises attending the show from over 20 countries and regions such as Predator Group, Strachan 6811, Simonis, Aramith, McDermott Cue form, Rasson, Shender, Jianying Billiards, Xingjue Billiard, Fury, Riley, Wiraka, Shanghai XIN ZHAN Rubber Co.,Ltd, Ball Teck Korea, Cosmos Billiards form, Leqicloth, Sunray, Liber Win, Biao Li, SZX, etc.
After entering the new age of Internet, there have been a good number of new products and crafts appearing in the market, triggering new industry trends one after another. In accordance to consumers’ changing ideas for consumption and behavior modes, billiards industry has went through changes varying from production to design, which demonstrates a diversified development trend. For example, in the last few years there has appeared many manufacturer with originality, billiards training institutes to cultivate young players, billiards related media products, etc. And at GBE 2017, thousands of new products and crafts are expected to be on display. 
An International Trade Show Attended by Famous Players
It is very characteristic of GBE to be diversified. Besides the exhibition of products and opportunities of business communication, you will also be able to interact with famous billiards players and craftsmen, enter billiards competitions, cooperate with billiards clubs, etc. The organizer of GBE 2017 reveals that in addition to some regular guest players, such as Florian Kohler aka "Venom", Kelly Fisher, etc, the organizer have invited other oversea players to join the show including Aloysius Yapp from Singapore, Ricky Sy, Justin Campbell, Jack Nowack, David Harding from USA, Edward Fee from UK, Mr. George Lowery, an American player and CEO of G"s Cues Custom Cues and Repairs, Mr. Greg Knight an American player from CueMasters South Florida, and professional player Bryan Woodward, etc.
What’s more, a trip to local billiards factories dedicated to domestic and oversea professional buyers will be organized in an attempt to deepen the communication between insiders and attract more international visitors. Enterprises which have shown strong interest in this trip include Billiard Group, On The Wire Creative Media, Syrian Sports from USA, Amorty Billiards from Indonesia, N.I.C.H.E. SNOOKER CUES from Thailand, Billiard Club Evolution from Serbia, etc.
Gathering Worldwide Insiders to Achieve Win-win Development
After 10 years of developing and optimizing, GBE has become the first choice for domestic enterprises to enter international markets and oversea enterprises to enter Asian-Pacific markets. With the functions of new product release, quality products display, brand promotion, and communication, GBE is an interactive trade platform covering worldwide markets. According to the news released by GBE, many CEO and sales directors from international enterprises have registered as visitors, including SureCue from Singapore, Sharkstrokes Billiards, 3 & 2 Pool USA from America, Philippine Sports Commission from Philippine, Theory Cues from Turkey, CÔNG TY TNHH BI DA A.Đ from Vietnam, Booster 99 Snooker from Thailand, Bowling n Billiards from Iran, Billares Nuevo León from Mexico, PDB-ART from Belgium, Alfonso Orcajo Soler from Spain, Alfonso Orcajo Soler from UK, sarl BB MAX from Algeria, etc, which breaks the records for registered oversea visitors. As early as last September, GBE has declared that GBE 2017 will be expanded from a 3-day event to a 4-day event, giving attendees more time to seize business opportunities.   
During the 13th five-year plan, with profound changes to take place, such as the supply-side structural reform, technological revolution, industrial reformation, the implementation of Healthy China Strategy, etc, residents’ will desire sports products with a wider choice and higher quality, and further enjoy playing sports and watching sports events. Therefore, in stead of pursuing bigger production scale, the sports industry will have to strive for higher quality and competitiveness, and will arrive at a critical juncture to transform. According to the 13th five-year plan on sports industry, by 2020 the scale of China’s sports industry should exceed 3000 billion RMB with over 6 million insiders and its industry value added should account for about 1% of GDP. 
GBE 2017 will not only be a trade platform for domestic and international professionals, but also a communication platform for billiards enthusiasts. To be held on March 8th-11th, 2017, at Area A of China Import and Export Fair Complex, GBE 2017 will take you to the world of billiards and fully show you its charms!