The 30th China International Ceramic & Bathroom Fair in Foshan ended on a high note in late October 2017. The event featured four days of activities, on-trend products, O2O (online to offline) services and rich information sources. Exhibitors and buyers from all over the world gained many benefits from attending the fair, according to organisers Foshan China Ceramics City Group. It was hosted by the China Building Ceramics & Sanitaryware Association.

The number of registered attendees reached 60,930, a 12 per cent increase on the previous CeramBath event in April 2017. International buyers represented 9.7 per cent of total attendees. Over 5,900 professional purchasers from 60 countries visited the 30th CeramBath, representing a rise of 20% from the 29th CeramBath event.

Tile specification, especially for larger sizes, has become a significant issue at CeramBath fairs. At the 30th CeramBath event, more companies have launched big sizes measuring 1200 x 2400mm and 3200 x 1600mm. Products measuring 3200 x 1600mm products from ASA Tiles are already in production.

In terms of popular colours, black, white and grey could be found everywhere at CeramBath. Beige or cream were often used to complement these colours.

Stereoscopic tiles were eye-catching at both CeramBath events this year. Many displayed concave-convex textures with striking visual impact. Modern rustic tiles also met with great favour.