SCOTTSDALE, AZ — The Coke Group has announced that it has executed sole and exclusive agreements with two of China’s larger construction companies. China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) and Pan China Construction Group (PCCG) have agreed to partner with The Coke Group in order to identify and present American and European building materials companies to Chinese buyers.

Beginning May 20, The Coke Group and its Chinese partners will host a one-day “China Construction Conference” for building materials and product manufacturers who have an interest in China’s construction market.

In 2001, according to The Coke Group, this market generated more than $170 billion and its annual growth rate exceeds 18%.

The purpose of the conference is to identify the size and significance of the Chinese construction market for imported building materials, and to organize marketing and sales efforts to Chinese customers through established distribution channels. Chinese government product approval procedures will also be explained.

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Publication date: 03/25/2002