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Canton Fair

Welcome to the 123rd Spring Canton Fair 2018 April-May

Canton Fair(China Import and Export Fair) is the largest trade fair with the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and  the greatest business turnover held in Guangzhou(Canton) China. Over 20,000 venders, about 100,000 buyers will attend the fair twice a year. 

The coming 123rd Canton Fair Dates:

  • Phase 1: 15th-19th April 2018 9:30-18:00
  • Phase 2: 23rd-27th April 2018 9:30-18:00
  • Phase 3: 1st -5th May 2018 9:30-18:00

The 123rd Canton Fair Floor Plan

  • Phase 1

    Date: 15th-19th April 2018, Time:  9:30-18:00

  • Phase 2

    Date: 23rd-27th April 2018, Time:  9:30-18:00

  • Phase 3

    Date: 1st – 5th May 2018, Time:  9:30-18:00

  • Venue

    China Import and Export Complex also name Guangzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center(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, Map

Attendance Guide and Layout of the 123rd Cantonf Fair 2018 Spring

1. Attendance Guide for Buyer

2. Attendance Guide for International Pavilion Exhibitor

Exhibitors Manual of International Pavilion(the 122nd Session)

3. Canton Fair Layout and Transportation Guide

 Reference from the official website

Attend Canton Fair

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

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.


The Buyer card(badge) is the only official admission to Canton Fair. It is valid for years multiple sessions of the fair. The only place to get the buyer badge must be at Canton Fair Registration office, pre-register online will save everybody's register time.


Please go to the Embassy or Consulate General of P.R.China in your country with the Official Invitation of the Canton Fair to apply the visa. The official invitation must list the Buyer's Name, Nationality and Company Name.

  • Please apply visa to China at your country or regular residence place before arriving in China.Missions Overseas
  • Buyers who need to leave Mainland China to Hong Kong, Macau,  and come back again to Guangzhou, must apply for multi-entry visa.
  • It is very hard to extend visa and apply new visa in China mainland, we suggest apply it by go to Hong Kong.
  • The Commissioner's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong.  Website Tel: 852-34132300 or 852-34132424 (available at 10:00-11:00am, 3:00-4:00pm on workdays) Fax: 852-34132345 Email:
  • Fair visitors can also entrust the visa application to China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Ltd. (Add: 1/F., Alpha House, 27-33 Nathan Rd., Kowloon, Hong Kong,Tel: 852-2315 7150, Fax: 852-2315 7292).
  • 72-hour Transit Visa Exemption Policy,Q&A on 72-hour Transit Visa Exemption Policy
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