This fair is at its 7th edition and currently being held in Cotonou, Benin. When it comes to promoting its companies and helping them get new markets, there are few countries that are as active as China. Whenever I am in Tanzania it seems there is a Chinese trade fair going on.
If you happen to be in Benin at this time you may want to take a look and get some information about Chinese goods for the African market.
You can learn more about this event on the Xinhua website. As with other official Chinese statistics, you might want to take the dollar amounts for turnover ($50 million), purchase intention ($100 million) and investment intentions ($500 million) with a huge grain of salt.