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Canton Fair

Canton Fair(China Import and Export Fair) is the largest trade fair in the world held inGuangzhou(Canton). Over 20,000 venders, about 100,000 buyers will attend the fair twice a year.

The coming 121th Canton Fair Dates

  • Phase 1: 15th-19th April 2017 9:30-18:00
  • Phase 2: 23rd-27th April 2017 9:30-18:00
  • Phase 3: 1st May.-5th May. 2017 9:30-18:00

Venue

China Import and Export Complex

(Canton Fair Complex for short), the largest modernized exhibition center in Asia, is located in Pazhou Island, Guangzhou, China. It is a perfect integratation of human and ecological concerns and high technology and intelligentization, sparkling the world like a shining star.

The complex covers a total construction area of 1,100,000 M2 with the indoor exhibition area of 338,000 M2 and the outdoor exhibition area of 43,600 M2. The Area A has an indoor exhibition area of 130,000 M2 and an outdoor exhibition area of 30,000 M2, the Area B has an indoor exhibition area of 128,000 M2 and an outdoor exhibition area of 13,600 M2, and the Area C has an indoor exhibition area of 80,000 M2.

Address: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China

Registration Offices set up in cooperation hotels

The only way to get the buyer card is go to registration office personally. Pre-apply(invitation) online will save you time and money. 1.

Garden Hotel Guangzhou 2.Dong Fang Hotel 3.Baiyun Hotel 4.China Hotel By Marriott Guangzhou 5.Jianguo Hotel Guangzhou 6.Chateau Star River Hotel 7.Grand International Hotel8.Crowne Plaza Foshan 9.The Royal Mediterranean Hotel 10.The Westin Guangzhou 11.Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou 12.Phoenix City Hotel Guangzhou 13.Regal Palace Hotel(Dongguan) 14.The Westin Pazhou 15.Soluxe Hotel Guangzhou 16.Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre17.Guangzhou Marriott Hotel Tianhe 18.Asia International Hotel 19.Four Points by Sheraton Dongpu-Guangzhou 20.InterContinental Foshan 21.White Swan Hotel 22.Pullman Baiyun Airport Hotel 23.Hotel Landmark Canton 24.Star Hotel 25.Rosedale Hotel Guangzhou 26.Panyu Hotel27.China Mayors Plaza 28.Guangdong Victory Hotel 29.Ocean Hotel 30.Ramada Plaza Guangzhou31.Ramada Pearl Hotel Guangzhou 32.Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu

We suggest 8 hotels of them that we believe better

1. Garden Hotel Guangzhou is the favorite hotel of foreigner.

2. Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou is beside the Canton Fair.

3. White Swan Hotel is the best tourist choice.

4. The Westin Pazhou is inside, run by Canton Fair

5. Soluxe Hotel Guangzhou is the newest 5 star hotel near Canton Fair

6. Four Points by Sheraton Dongpu is the best price 5 star hotel near Canton Fair

7. The Westin Guangzhou is for Hong Kong – Guangzhou Train vistor.

8. Chateau Star River Hotel is good price and high way easy to Canton Fair. Registration time of these hotels:

Phase I

Apr. /Oct.14-15, 8:30-20:00

Apr. /Oct. 16-17, 8:30-18:00

Phase II

Apr. /Oct.22-23, 8:30-18:00

Apr. /Oct.24, 8:30-18:00

Phase III

In Spring: Apr. 30-May 1, 8:30-18:00; May 2, 8:30-14:00

In Autumn: Oct. 30-31, 8:30-18:00; Nov.1, 8:30-14:00

Is it worth spending money on a trip to attend exhibition?

Is it worth spending money on a trip to attend exhibition? In recent years, there has been no lack of “B2B Online will replace all” and the like. People all over the world access the Internet and more, to raise such questions and then normal.

By the survey of very many guests who participated in the Canton Fair. We are sure to tell you it is worth to spend money to spend time to attend the real exhibition show for the following reasons.

As a matter of fact, the majority of manufacturers all over the world,  they are not very skilled use of the Internet promotion. Their latest products would be starting at the real exhibition shows , when appear on the internet, is basically a year latter; There are many industries can not be described and communicated through the network,  must personally feel and touch, the Internet and then a detailed description of the content, can not make a business decision.

The the manufactures attend exhibition will very costly to spend time to spend energy, from the frequency of exhibitors and booth size and the quality of field personnel, especially model quality. Professionals are able to deduce a lot of information from the details in the exhibition; And vice versa, let’s imagine the communication costs if manufacturers spend money to make a website to sell products, received at least 99% of the intention information is noise, screening costs are too high; For example, Canton Fair is the highest threshold of one of the exhibition, mainland residents to try to attend more difficult than applying for a US visa, will you receive any spam? The exhibition is also a chance for the world to know you personally. As we know, making friends is an important part of doing business success.

The Internet can reduce communication costs, but also make more screening costs increase, the more the need to show companies and buyers to show the strength and sincerity. So, spending some money and time to masquerade the show is worth it.

Attend Canton Fair

The Buyer card(badge) is the only official admission to Canton Fair. It is free and valid for years multiple sessions of the fair. The only way to get the buyer card is go to registration office. Pre-apply(invitation) online will save you time and money.

Invitation pre-apply Badge

Canton Fair invites overseas buyers by two kinds of Invitation, one is called E-invitation and the other is Paper Invitation Card.

With the Invitation, overseas buyers could:

  • Apply for Visa to China.
  • Get registered and free entry badge to the Fair.
  • For better serving overseas buyers, and to provide easy pass for your Chinese visa application, necessary information including Buyer’s Name, Nationality and Company Name will be requested to list on the invitation, please be kindly noted.

Q: Some hotel booking websites offer free E-invitation service if I book with them, are they cheaters?

A:  Some kind of cheat.They only submit you information to canton fair official  – http://invitation.cantonfair.org.cn/BuyerUser/RegisterUserIn order to get the valuable buyer information and money.

Overseas buyers could apply invitation for Canton Fair through:

  1. BEST (Buyer E-Service Tool)  Regular Buyers go>>> New Buyers go>>>
  2. Canton Fair Call Centre, China Foreign Trade Centre
  3. The Economic & Commercial Counsellor’s Office of the Embassy (The Economic & Commercial Section of the Consulate General) of P.R. China in your region
  4. Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office
  5. The Chinese foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with whom you are business-related
  6. By contacting overseas cooperative organizations of China Foreign Trade Centre

 

BEST – An Easy and Fast Access 

BEST – Buyer E-Service Tool, the Canton Fair’s online free self-service platform specialized for overseas buyers, makes a shortcut for accessible trade fair service including pre-applying IC Entry card, E-invitation, and more. For user name and password to access BEST, regular buyers can obtain online or find them in email, invitation or notice sent by the Fair, and new buyers please make free application online.

FAQ

Is it worth spending money on a trip to attend exhibition?

Is it worth spending money on a trip to attend exhibition? In recent years, there has been no lack of “B2B Online will replace all” and the like. People all over the world access the Internet and more, to raise such questions and then normal.

By the survey of very many guests who participated in the Canton Fair. We are sure to tell you it is worth to spend money to spend time to attend the real exhibition show for the following reasons.

As a matter of fact, the majority of manufacturers all over the world,  they are not very skilled use of the Internet promotion. Their latest products would be starting at the real exhibition shows , when appear on the internet, is basically a year latter; There are many industries can not be described and communicated through the network,  must personally feel and touch, the Internet and then a detailed description of the content, can not make a business decision.

The the manufactures attend exhibition will very costly to spend time to spend energy, from the frequency of exhibitors and booth size and the quality of field personnel, especially model quality. Professionals are able to deduce a lot of information from the details in the exhibition; And vice versa, let’s imagine the communication costs if manufacturers spend money to make a website to sell products, received at least 99% of the intention information is noise, screening costs are too high; For example, Canton Fair is the highest threshold of one of the exhibition, mainland residents to try to attend more difficult than applying for a US visa, will you receive any spam? The exhibition is also a chance for the world to know you personally. As we know, making friends is an important part of doing business success.

The Internet can reduce communication costs, but also make more screening costs increase, the more the need to show companies and buyers to show the strength and sincerity. So, spending some money and time to masquerade the show is worth it.

How can I find the product or exhibitor I need?

I suggest you can check product or exhibitor you want in http://i.cantonfair.org.cn/en/ then search by key words of product or exhibitor

The Canton Fair Floor Plan(E-Hall)?

http://www.cantonfair.org.cn/hall/en/index.aspx?start=bn

Do you know Canton Fair registration link?

http://www.cantonfair.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=97&Itemid=285

How can I contact Canton Fair?

Canton Fair Call-Center

4000-888-999 The Chinese Mainland

(008620)28-888-999 Outside the Chinese Mainland

Add: No. 382, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou 510335, China

E-mail: info@cantonfair.org.cn

webmaster@cantonfair.org.cn

Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office

Customer Service Hotline: (852) 2877 1318

Fax: (852) 2838 3169

E-mail: cs@cantonfair.org.cn

Website: http://hk.cantonfair.org.cn

Address: Room 3106–3107, Office Tower, Convention Plaza, No.1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 12:30am & 2pm to 5pm

Address of the Canton Fair?

Address of canton fair:No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China

Address in Chinese:

中国广州市海珠区阅江中路380号

Does the hotel offer free shuttle bus to the Canton Fair complex?

All of the hotel in our hotel list will offer free shuttle bus from and to the Canton Fair complex during the Canton Fair time, our hotel list please kindly check in here:http://cantonfair.net/index.php?option=com_hotel&Itemid=276

Where can I find an translator?

You can look for an professional translator at the entrance of the Canton Fair.

Premium and gifts, jewelry in which phase of the Canton Fair?

It should be on phase 2 of the Canton Fair, but because Canton Fair has twice a year, so that the dates will be changed in different years, please keep in updated information for help.

Pet supplies in which phase of the Canton Fair?

It should be on phase 2 of the Canton Fair, but because Canton Fair has twice a year, so that the dates will be changed in different years, please keep in updated information for help.

What kind of products will be displayed at the phase 3 of the Canton Fair?

Phase 3 of the Canton Fair will has these products to display: Textiles & Garments, Shoes, Office Supplies, Cases & Bags, and Recreation Products, Medicines, Medical Devices and Health Products, Food & Native Produce.

What kind of products will be displayed at the phase 2 of the Canton Fair?

Phase 2 of the Canton Fair will has these products to display: Consumer Goods, Gifts, Home Decorations.

What kind of products will be displayed at the phase 1 of the Canton Fair?

Phase 1 of the Canton Fair will has these products to display: Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances, Lighting Equipment, Vehicles & Spare Parts, Machinery, Hardware & Tools, Building Materials, Chemical Products, International Pavilion.

Does the Canton Fair’s phases are the same products?

No, it doesn’t. Different phases will has different products to display at the Fair ground.

May I know how to join as exhibitor?

Here is the site link that may help you to look for the exhibitors: http://promoter.cantonfair.org.cn/Default.aspx?version=en

Can children allow to get into the Canton Fair?

There has no limitation about the children cannot go into the Canton Fair, so that children is allowed to attend the Canton Fair.

How much per booth for the Canton Fair?

Depends on the square-metres, position and product, from about 30000RMB to 3000000RMB, for more information about it, you need to ask for the Canton Fair organisation about it.

Canton Fair organisation’s e-mail address: info@cantonfair.org.cn Canton Fair organsation’s hotline: 0086-20-2608 9999/2888 8999

I tried to apply for the invitation letter to the Canton Fair of Oct.10 online for my colleagues from France but it’s impossible to go over page 3 as computer problem occured.

You need to step by step to follow the requirements to finish the procession. If problem occured, try again or change brownser.

Hello,I want to go to the canton fair but i never been in to china, I would like to know all the steps to go to the fair.

Steps that may help you to attend the Canton Fair:

–If you do not have any entry visa to China yet, then you need to apply for an invitation to attend the Canton Fair to get entry visa from your local country’s China Consultant, usually it has conditions require and it needs to take about 5-10 working days to do your procession, here is the site link that may help you to apply for an invitation: http://invitation.cantonfair.org.cn/en/index.aspx

–If you have already had an entry visa to China, but you do not know how to attend the Canton Fair, then you can pre-register before you enter to the Canton Fair, here is the site link that may help you to pre-register:  http://invitation.cantonfair.org.cn/en/clientdata/findcompany.aspx

–If you do not know how to pre-register and you do not have enough time to do the procession, you can directly buy the entry badge at the entrance of the Canton Fair, the cost will be around RMB 200 per person.

Canton Fair organisation’s e-mail address: info@cantonfair.org.cn

Canton Fair organsation’s hotline: 0086-20-2608 9999/2888 8999

Do I need to buy a ticket to enter the Canton Fair?

No. It is free.

Must I get the invitation to attend the Canton Fair?

No. Invitation is use for apply visa and save register time. Everybody with passport can attend the Canton Fair.

Business Card

When you give business cards or pictures, always use both of your hands. When you receive business cards or pictures, always receive them with both of your hands and be sure to look at the card/picture while you are in front of your guest. Sometimes the English translation will be on the back, so take a look. If it is all in Chinese, ask your translator to translate for you, especially the given name. He will also spend some time looking at your card and may try and pronounce your name. Never write on the card in front of the person who gave it to you.

You will notice in China that a persons family name is always listed before his given name. For example, the name Huang Shao Qiang would be Mr. Huang. It is also becoming quite common to find English names on the cards, especially in Guangzhou, Shanghai & Beijing, which makes it very easy!

How do I reserve my hotel room?

Making an online reservation with CBS Travel is easy:

  1. You can go on our website(www.cantonfair.net) to choose the hotel and room type you need, and click on the “book now” buttle, and follow the instructions to complete and submit information.
  2. You can send all the detail about the booking by e-mail(book@cantonfair.net),such as :guest name , guest number,check in date and check out date, which hotel, room number, room type, the contaction of the guest. Or you can just send the requiry to us ,and we will recommend the hotel right for you.
  3. You can call us directly ,we will try our best to make a high grade service for you.(86 20 37653678)
  4. You can contact us by Msn messenger(book@cantonfair.net) or Skype(cantonfairbiz) and also livehelp.We will apply customer service 24/7 one and a half mouth before canton fair. Making a reservation through CBS Travel requires payment with a credit card. Please read our Deposit and Cancellation policy before making payment.

Words of advice and notice

  • Canton Fair is China’s largest trade fair and attended by over 160,000 people from 160 countries. Hotel occupancy is extremely high and most hotels are OVER booked. Under this situation, hotel insists on reservation by credit card guarantee or prepayment from guests – and guest paying in advance will be guaranteed a room. We advise you not to wait until last minute to make payment (please understand the situation).
  • Inform us of changes as soon as possible. We understand that guest may cancel, extend, shorten or change your stay. Do inform us to avoid penalty imposed by hotel.
  • Do not double book with more than 1 agent – this will lead to confusion at hotel. Hotel may ignore double booking and guest ended up paying counter rates.
  • Book hotel using guest’s passport names and check in using the same passport name. If hotel cannot locate guest’s name in their computer system, you will be charged counter rates.
  • Ask for address of hotel in chinese – this will be provided in our confirmation email to you but ask for it if we miss out. This is important as most taxi drivers do not speak english.
  • Be careful of unauthorised “agents” at the airport – these poachers would solicit passengers on pretext of cheaper accommodation for same hotel – only to send guests to different hotel. Pls note prevalence of this practice during the Guangzhou Trade Fair period – you will be at their mercy – beware of poachers around airport and railway station.
  • Do not send money until you receive a call or email from us that your rooms are booked.
  • One night penalty will be charged for no show during canton fair.

I am going to Guangzhou to attend Canton Fair first, then to Hong Kong (or Macao) and back to mainland China again. Will single entry visa suffice?

No! You need to apply for a double entry visa in this case. Because, Hong Kong and Macao are Special Administrative Region. Once you go there from mainland China, you are considered to exit China already. Therefore you need another visa to go back in. You may apply for re-entry visa to the Visa Section for Aliens of the Commissioner mentioned in Item 2 or Division of Aliens and Exit-Entry Administration of Guangzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau (Add: No.155 Jie Fang Nan Road, Guangzhou.)

How Can I extend my VISA in Guangzhou?

If you need to stay longer while you are in Guangzhou, please submit your passport to the Foreign Affairs Department of the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau or the Foreign Affairs Department of Guangdong Public Security bureau. Allow one or two days for the extension to be processed. Do not overstay.

Do I need a VISA for a visit to Hong Kong?

Passport holders of certain countries or holding certain passports DO NOT need a visa during the specified visa-free period. Travelers who are not from those countries or those who want to stay longer need to apply for the appropriate visa or entry permit from the nearest Chinese Embassy. As an alternative, you may submit your visa or entry permit application to the HKSAR Immigration Department either directly by post or through a local sponsor. More detailed information can be accessed at the website of the Immigration Department of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the following page: http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm

Do I need a VISA to visit Macau from Guangzhou?

There are more than 50 countries and territories, whose passport holders can enter Macau without a Visa within the ‘visa-free period’. For those who need visas, they can get visa approved upon arrival at the airport. For details, please visit the website of the Government of Macao Special Administrative Region at the page: http://www.dsi.gov.mo/index_e1.html

Keep Passports & VISAs

Always keep your passport with you. If you are traveling outside a group and entering Hong Kong or applying for a visa to enter mainland China, you will need a passport that will not expire in the next 6 months.

All foreigners entering mainland China require visas. If you are traveling to mainland China, whether for business or tourism, you require a Chinese visa.

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