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.