China is currently the world’s second biggest economy. The country’s growth rates in retail sales have reached 16-18% in the recent years. Known for supplying basic necessities at relatively low prices, high-end consumer goods and luxury brands from other nations have tapped into China’s expanding economy and have been the nation’s favorite commodities. Hubei is the center for the nation’s “Lifting of Central China” strategy where its capital, Wuhan, lies as the largest metropolis and a center city in central China. This is also where one of the country’s largest international consumer goods fair takes place – now in its third year. The China (Wuhan) International Consumer Goods Fair (HBIEC 2013) will be held from November 8-10, 2013 at the China Wuhan International Convention and Exhibition Center in Wuhan City, Hubei, China. Organized and sponsored by the Hubei Provincial Department of Commerce, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Hubei Sub-council and China Chamber of Commerce, the fair will exhibit branded commodities from more than 200 local and overseas companies coming from various sectors and industries such as automotive, real estate, jewelry, furniture, fashion, visual arts, food, service and consumer electronics. In its third consecutive year, the event has been strongly supported by the people's government of Hubei province to promote the province's quality products and help its consumer goods market thrive in both local and international scene. Over the past two events, overseas exhibitors occupied more than 70% of the exhibition area. More than 250 foreign exhibitors participated from different countries such as the U.S.A., Brazil, France, Italy, South Africa, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Hong Kong and Vietnam. A total of more than 50,000 attendees from home and abroad were present. For more information about the fair, contact Trans (China) Technology Company, Ltd., at + 86 27 59738888 6311 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .