On the afternoon of January 4, 2024, Wanling Square held a grand 20th anniversary celebration event called "All Wonderful, Lingju Here", warmly celebrating the 20th anniversary of Wanling Square's opening!
Wang Huizhen, member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Managing Director of Wanling Group, Zheng Tongliang, Executive Vice Chairman of Guangdong Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Cooperation Promotion Association and Executive Director of Wanling Group, Yang Yong, Director of Guangzhou Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Lin Difu, Executive Chairman of Guangdong Guangdong Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Cooperation Promotion Association, Kong Xianghu, Director of the Standing Committee of the Yuexiu District People's Congress, Xie Weiguang, Chairman of the Yuexiu District Political Consultative Conference, Guo Huan, Member of the Yuexiu District Committee and Executive Vice District Mayor, and Zhang Haibo, Deputy Director of the Guangzhou Bureau of Commerce, Officials such as Guan Zhenkun, member of the Standing Committee of the Yuexiu District Committee and Director of the District Committee Office, Zhou Xiaojuan, Executive Vice General Manager of Wanling Square, and other leaders attended the event, as well as representatives of major business associations, foreign guests, and merchants and purchasers of Wanling Square. They gathered together to celebrate the grand event.
Ms. Wang Huizhen, member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Managing Director of Wanling Group, delivered a speech to celebrate the grand event of the "never-ending trade fair" at Wanling Square. She affirmed the 20-year struggle of Wanling Square, as well as the achievements made by the three-year work principle of "stability first, seeking progress while maintaining stability" during the epidemic, continuing the high-speed development of the past 20 years, and jointly looking forward to the next 20 years of exciting presentations.
Guo Huan, member of the Standing Committee and Executive Deputy District Mayor of Yuexiu District, delivered a brilliant speech, congratulating the 20th anniversary celebration of Wanling Square on behalf of the Yuexiu District Committee and Government, fully affirming that Wanling Square is the largest small commodity distribution center and wholesale center in China and even the world; Yang Yong, Director of Guangzhou Council for the Promotion of International Trade, delivered a wonderful speech, congratulating the celebration and continuing to promote the advantages and role of Guangzhou Council for the Promotion of International Trade, supporting the high-quality development of Wanling Plaza.
Zhou Xiaojuan, Executive Vice General Manager of Wanling Plaza, announced the list of licensed merchants. Looking back on 20 years, we are full of passion and looking forward to the future with confidence. The merchants who have won medals hold them, symbolizing their years of hard work and achievements. The merchants in the audience applauded and congratulated them. Mr. Bekaa, the head of the the Belt and Road Business Museum, congratulated the 20th anniversary as a foreign guest. Then we entered the cake cutting ceremony, and the leaders went to the stage to cut the cake and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wanling Square together!
The exciting highlight of the lion dance performance officially begins. The male lion climbs up eight stools and steps high, like a dragon coiled in a tiger crouching in a majestic manner. The drums and gongs make a sound, and the lion celebrates its blessings. The ribbon of "wealth and prosperity" flies out of the lion's mouth, giving blessings to everyone. The crowd in front of the stage stops to watch and cheer, and enters the mall to buy a dazzling array of goods.
Over the past 20 years, Wanling Plaza has grown into a benchmark professional market in Guangzhou, creating an never-ending trade fair with nearly 1500 merchants. It gathers eight major product categories, including furniture and accessories, floral decorations, boutique accessories, handicrafts, toys, cultural and sports products, lighting, and New Year's goods. It operates over 12 million types of goods and provides high-quality goods to more than 100 cities and 70 countries in China, with an annual transaction volume of billions of yuan, A building with an annual tax payment of billions of yuan and three years of epidemic prevention, we have done a good job in "six stability and six guarantees", solved the employment supply chain for 200000 people, and been awarded the title of 40 brand enterprises for the 40th anniversary of Guangzhou's reform and opening up. The Party Committee of the commercial district where Wanling Square is located has been awarded the honorable title of Demonstration Unit for Party Building Work of Two New Organizations in the Province by the Organization Department of the Provincial Party Committee, achieving good economic results and making social contributions!
It has successfully built the "the Belt and Road" international business museum, gathered 31 countries, business representatives and representative enterprises, and successfully landed in the "Guangzhou Market Procurement Trade Cluster to expand the pilot market", provided one-stop foreign trade comprehensive services for import and export, strengthened regional economic and trade connectivity, and promoted domestic and international double cycle high-quality development.
In the future, Wanling Plaza will actively cooperate with businesses to strive for the goal of "becoming a century old wholesale market", achieve a strategic layout of exhibition and trade that is networked, internationalized, financial and trade oriented, and modernized services, and jointly build Wanling Plaza into an "never-ending trade fair" and "Wanling is the world's Wanling"!
After 20 years of hard work, Wanling Plaza has already surpassed its initial role as a wholesale center and become a shopping and trading center that integrates wealth, wisdom, and culture. It not only witnesses the cultural integration and innovative spirit of Guangzhou, a historic commercial city, in the wave of globalization, but also reflects the rapid development of China's economy.