Saturday, June 10, 2006

Authentic flavour of the Chinese trade fair

A hard-hitting piece from Mike Buetow, editor-in-chief of UP Media's Circuits Assembly magazine on Nepcon China which captures the chaos and opportunity which abound at trade fairs in the Middle Kingdom:

Despite talk of crackdowns, the show floor reveals IP pilfering is alive and well.

If you've never walked the Nepcon China trade show, here's what you have missed:

• Boatloads of attendees.

• Scores of vendors (some of whom actually paid for their booths).

• The potential to buy watches, jewelry and other trinkets from some of the most aggressive salesmen you may ever meet (some of whom are badged!).

• IP theft at its most brazen.

Thanks to B2Blog for pointing us in this direction.

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