Skincare, transforming glasses and ice cream as the expo winds up

Andy Boreham Zhong Youyang Zhou Shengjie
Andy's Expo Adventures winds up as China's first import expo comes to a close.
Andy Boreham Zhong Youyang Zhou Shengjie
Shot by Andy Boreham and Zhou Shengjie. Edited by Zhong Youyang

I can't quite believe that the six days that were the first ever China International Import Expo went by so fast, but here we are.

On the last day I decided to go on one last treasure hunt around some of the thousands of stalls from more than 170 countries and regions around the globe. 

First stop was Amorepacific, a beauty company from South Korea, which I was a bit hesitant to enter at first. I know just how particular they are about beauty over there! 

But I was pleasantly surprised by how friendly and welcoming the staff were as they walked me through to a machine which was going to scan my face and ascertain any skin issues I might have.

It was a relief when the staff member explained that, for my age, my skin is in relatively good shape, but that I do need to drink a bit more water and be sure to hydrate my skin daily.

That's when the big surprise came along: a 3D printer that looked like something from the future began printing out a custom facial mask, just for me. What's more, the ingredients were selected and mixed perfectly according to my skin. On top of that, I was also given a little bottle of special serum, also created just for me. 

The next stop was Nannini, a sunglasses brand all the way from Italy. I had to check out their stall since so many people were talking about their so-called "transformer glasses," which can bend and flex in so many ways. 

They can also be folded down into a tiny size and placed inside a custom case which is super thin and can be stored anywhere. 

Next up was some tasty treats in the food and agricultural products hall, including New Zealand kiwifruit and ice cream from Taiwan. Yum!

And then the sun set on the last day of China's first ever import expo. 

The latest reports say that US$57.83 billion worth of intended deals were reached at the expo, where over 400,000 buyers from home and abroad perused the 8 halls of the huge National Convention and Exhibition Center. 

I certainly had a blast bringing you guys along with me this week, and I hope you all had as much fun as I did.

What was your favorite exhibit featured in Andy's Expo Adventure? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Your favorite exhibit featured in Andy's Expo Adventure

  • The robot at the media center
  • The Hema auto food delivery robot
  • The Taurus Milling Machine
  • The AW189 Helicopter
  • The Micra Pacemaker
  • The AeroMobil flying car
  • The power-assisted clothing
  • The high-speed train simulator
  • The table tennis robot
  • The self-playing piano
  • The 787 Dreamliner simulator
  • The AI sports game
  • The AIE translator
  • The customized facial mask
  • The Nannini glasses
  • Andy Boreham
  • Something else

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