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Canton Fair Guangzhou

The Canton Fair, which is also known as the China Import and Export Fair, has been held biannually (spring and autumn) in Guangzhou since 1957. 

The Canton Fair attracts more than 24,000 of China's foreign trade companies with good credibility and sound financial capabilities and over 500 overseas companies to take part in the event.

The Canton Fair is mainly a platform that allows import and export companies with various patterns of trade to connect and do business. In addition to traditional ways of negotiating against samples, the Canton Fair provides Canton Fair Online. Various business activities, such as the sharing and exchange of economic information and technical resources, commodity inspections, insurance deals, transportation services, advertising and consultations, etc., are also carried out in flexible ways at the event. Business people from all over the world gather in Guangzhou to exchange business information and develop friendships.

The Canton Fair complex is located on Pazhou Island of the Haizhu District in Guangzhou. As a big complex for such an event in Asia, the site has important global significance. Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou, is the official five-star hotel of the Canton Fair. The hotel is just a 3-minute walk from the Canton Fair complex, making it the ideal place to stay for travellers attending any trade show in Guangzhou, China. 

Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou, is one of the Canton Fair hotels in Guangzhou appointed by the China Foreign Trade Center. Overseas Buyers may instantly register and receive a badge from the Canton Fair registration counter at the hotel during the Canton Fair registration time. Please contact the hotel concierge for further assistance regarding registration.

The 122st Canton Fair Registration Counter at Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou, will be located in the auditorium (3/F). 

The hours of operation are as below: 

Phase I:  15-17 October; 8.30am-6pm     

Phase II:  22-24 October; 8.30am-6pm  

Phase III:  30-31 October; 8.30am-6pm  

Phase III:  1 November; 8.30am-2pm  

Required documents: 

1. Receipt for online Pre-registration/Paper invitation/E-invitation issued by Canton Fair

Buyers without an invitation will be subject to a service charge of CNY 100 per person 

2. Personal Documents: (HK/Macao - return permit or Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate, overseas passport. Valid documents for overseas Chinese passport or valid Chinese passport overseas employment visa that is valid for over one year)

3. A personal photo (5cm*4cm)

4. Business card

The 123st Spring Canton Fair:

Phase I: (15 - 19 April 2018)

Phase II: (23 - 27 April 2018) 

Phase III: (31 April - 4 May 2018)    

The 122nd Autumn Canton Fair: 
Phase I: (15 - 19 October 2017) 


Phase II: (23 - 27 October 2017)   


Phase III: (1 - 5 November 2017) 


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