On March 29, co-hosted by Yangzhou Municipal Government, China Arts and Crafts Association, China Natiional Arts and Crafts (Group) Corporation, the 47th National Crafts Fair was held at Yangzhou International Exhibition Center.
The opening ceremony was hosted by Vice President and Secretary-general of CA&CA, Mr. Wang Shan. Deputy Mayor of Yangzhou Municipal Government Mr. Kong Lingjun and President of CA&CA seperately gave speeches on the ceremony. Honoray President of Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Association Mr. Chen Huanyou announced the launch of the exhibition.
There were over 700 crafts corporations and over 300 crafts masters all over China participating in this year's exhibition. Golden Phoenix Award was held during the exhibition. Meanwhile, 2012 UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts East Asia Program was launched.
After extension, the exhibition hall could provide about 1000 standard booths, which covers 18000 m2. In particular, Exhibition Hall B was full of artificial plants booths, which has met a large quantity of demands of purchasers.