Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 432 – Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition
Bing City has never been so bustling with life in its history. Representatives of more than 200 companies from both local and overseas were in the lobby of the exhibition venue. About half of these companies were local. Multiple languages could be heard in the hall, and there were not enough translators from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The city still has to bring in many students, teachers, and professors to work as translators.
While walking on the red carpet, Zhang Ruiqiang saw the rolls of flower baskets lining up by the side. Wind and Rain’s logo was printed on them. He looked up and saw two big balloons in the form of lanterns. Wind and Rain logo was also printed on it!
Zhang Ruiqiang knew that brat would not be so kind to sponsor so many things. Although he had tried his best to stop Feng Yu from doing these, Feng Yu was still able to get the chance to advertise his brand!
Oh shit. It was the Pharmaceutical Corporation’s subsidiary that had set up the exhibition venue. Could it be that the exhibition halls were also like this? If it was, then it must be removed immediately. This was a national level exhibition. Does that brat think that this was his company’s exhibition?
When Feng Yu was about to park his car, he noticed that there were no available lots. There was a large empty space for vehicles, but it was full. There were lots of taxis parked there too. Many foreigners had booked those taxis, and those taxis were parked there waiting for their guests.
Those taxi drivers knew each other and were gathering together, smoking and chatting.
“Eh, what is this consumer electronics thing?”
“Country bumpkin, you don’t even know about consumer electronics? It is semiconductors and digital parts!” Another driver said proudly.
“Huh? Why are they organizing such a huge event for those things? Not only our City Mayor is here for a speech, and there are still so many foreigners from so many countries. Sigh….. the guest I am ferrying is from the Soviet Union. No….. is from Russia. What about you? Where is your guest from?”
“Mine is from England.”
“My guest is from France.”
“Mine is from the US. Old Liu, why are you keeping quiet?”
“I am ferrying a Japanese!” Old Liu bowed down his head in shame.
“You ferry a Japanese guest? Go away. Don’t smoke with us!”
“But I only know that he is a Japanese after I picked him up. That Japanese can speak Chinese.”
“Then stop ferrying him!”
“But I had taken his money. I will not pick up tomorrow!” Old Liu beat his chest.
“Sirs, can you move your vehicles slightly to let me park my car here?” Mistake. I should have reserved a lot for myself.
“Eh, what is the brand of your car? It looks familiar, but I have never seen this model before. Also, why there is no registration plate on your car? You better drive your car away before the traffic police come and impound your car!”
Eh? Traffic Police?
Feng Yu slapped his forehead: “Thanks. I will leave now.”
Feng Yu drove up to traffic police and wind down the window: “The Mayor had come here in this car. Where is the lot reserved for the Mayor’s car?”
“This is the Mayor’s car?” The Traffic Police was suspicious. Don’t all the City Government top officials use Audi 100? Furthermore, this vehicle also does not have a registration plate.
“This is our Motor Company’s newly manufactured car. The Mayor is just supporting the local industries. Hurry up, I still need to pass the Mayor’s script to him.” Feng Yu said impatiently.
“Eh, you go in that direction and turn left. The lots reserved for the City’s officials are there. There are still a lot of lots there.” The Traffic Police said politely.
Feng Yu pressed a button and drove towards the carpark. The Traffic Police was in awe. This car was gorgeous and advanced. The windows could be wound up by pressing a button. Only the Mayor has the privilege of sitting in this car!
After parking the car, Feng Yu walked to the exhibition hall. It was very quiet. He looked around, and it was full of people. There were at least 1,000 people there! Luckily there were no exhibition booths on the ground floor. Otherwise, it will not fit everybody. Even the rostrum was placed on the stairs.
Zhang Ruiqiang was standing on the rostrum, giving a speech. There was two officers from the City beside him translating to Russian and English. Those officials were excited. It was because they knew foreign languages and they get to stand beside the Mayor on such an important event.
“This is our Bing City’s glory, our Longjiang Province’s glory, and China’s glory!” Zhang Ruiqiang waved his hand when he said this. The audience cheered and applauded.
The applause continued after the Russian translation. It was the same for the English translation.
Feng Yu was among the crowd and saw some small build men showing unhappiness. From their attire and hairstyle, Feng Yu could tell that they were Japanese. It seems that they were unhappy that there were no Japanese translators. So what if they were not happy with this arrangement? Who asked the Japanese to be so unpopular?
Zhang Ruiqiang continued to introduce the layout of the exhibition hall, like the category of products on each floor, and also where to get help from the staff. If any contracts have to be signed, where the photocopier machines were located.
When the Japanese heard this, they had a proud look on their faces. They had arrived 2 days before and had seen that those printers and photocopier machines were Japanese products. Even the sound systems in the exhibition were from Japan. China can’t even manufacture these things, and yet they want to organize a consumer electronics exhibition?
This was an opportunity for the Japanese to showcase their products. They could show the Chinese and those westerners how strong Japan was in consumer electronics!
Zhang Ruiqiang continued with his speech and requested all the participants to abide by the rules. He ended his speech by thanking all the participants and wish the exhibition success.
Zhang Ruiqiang’s speech was concise. Feng Yu had reminded him about this. These people were not here to listen to his speech. They were here to showcase their products and interact with others from the same industry. If his speech were too long, the crowd would be impatient, and he would be embarrassed.
After the applause, the firecrackers were lit outside. Actually, someone from the City suggested arranging for Lion and Dragon dance performances. Zhang Ruiqiang asked Feng Yu if overseas exhibitions had ever done anything like this. Feng Yu was shocked.
Dragon dance? Luckily no one had suggested Chinese Folk songs!
Feng Yu thought for a while and felt that it was okay to have or do without. But the opening ceremony should not be too long. This Lion and Dragon Dance performances can be saved for the closing ceremony. Provided that all the participants had not left yet.
The rostrum was removed, and everybody went upstairs orderly. Actually, there were some staffs still in their respective booths. If all of them were on the ground floor, it would be too crowded!
Zhang Ruiqiang accompanied by the exhibition staffs toured the exhibition halls and visited every booth. There were also some government officials from smaller countries there. They were there to see if there were any opportunities to cooperate with Bing City.
Feng Yu went to a corner and took an exhibition brochure. He looked at the brochure and smiled. The City Leaders will never expect that he would advertise on the brochure when he offered to sponsor the printing of the brochures. Everyone who had taken a brochure would see pictures of Wind and Rain, and Aiwa’s VCD players in color!
I had never made losses when I do any sponsorship!