CIPS Global Ornamental Fish Championship Increases to 20 Varieties in 2018
CIPS will host its third Ornamental Fish Championship for the third year during the CIPS trade show, which will be held in Guangzhou, China at China Import & Export Fair Complex Sept. 27-30.
In addition to the existing aqua exhibitors on CIPS show, CIPS Championship is building up an aqua community of hobbyists, breeders, clubs, associations and suppliers. The event stimulates the trade of livestock, equipment and accessories, said show organizers.
This year’s competition will feature 20 varieties including arowana, stingray, color koi, koi, goldfish, flower horn, discus, plecos, red swordfish, tigerfish, cichlid, butterfly carp, betta, guppy, crystal shrimp, crayfish, reptiles, China native ornamental fish, aquascaping and sea water aqua.
All equipment and accessories for the competition will be provided by sponsoring suppliers.
In 2017, the championship received about 60,000 visitors onsite. More than 500,000 people in China and 100,000 people in other countries watched the events online and through social media. The show’s organizers anticipate that the championship will draw 70,000 visitors onsite and 700,000 viewers online.
Winners of the competition will receive cash prizes, trophies and certificates.