China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair)
We welcome businesses and entrepreneurs to join us at Canton Fair - an up and close sourcing experience!
Canton Fair is the largest trade show in China, which features everything China exports. From household appliances to machine tools to chemicals, from gift items to computers to heavy construction equipment, China's whole export industries are on display at the fair, which provides a one-stop shopping experience for foreigner buyers.
Canton Fair broke away from its export-only tradition in recent years and invites international marketers to participate and showcase their products to Chinese buyers.
The chamber provides assistance to businesses and entrepreneurs in the Tampa Bay area to take advantage of the event. If you have heard about the fair but are not sure if it's worth it, or if you are interested in the fair but don't know where to start, you may want to first visit the fair's official website where you can learn more about the fair and then, if you've decided to go, contact us for details. Even if you've been to the fair, you may still find the advice and assistance provided by us valuable.
The following is a description about Canton Fair provided at the official website:
“China Import and Export Fair is also renowned as the Canton Fair. It is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and autumn, with a history of 53 years since 1957. The Fair is a comprehensive one with the longest history, the highest level, the largest scale, the most complete in exhibit variety, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and the greatest business turnover in China.
“48 Trading Delegations, being composed of more than twenty thousand of China's best foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with good credibility and sound financial capabilities, take part in the Fair, including foreign trade companies, factories, scientific research institutions, foreign invested enterprises, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, private enterprises, etc.
“Beside traditional way of negotiating against samples, the Fair holds Canton Fair Online. The Fair leans to export trade, though import business is also done here. Various types of business activities such as economic and technical cooperations and exchanges, commodity inspection, insurance, transportation, advertising, consultation, etc, are also carried out in flexible ways. Business people from all over the world are gathering in Guangzhou, exchanging business information and developing friendship.”
Details about Canton Fair:
First Event: April 1957
Frequency: Twice a year
The 108th Session of China Import and Export Fair
Phase 1: October 15-19, 2010
Phase 2: October 23-27, 2010
Phase 3: October 31- November 4, 2010
Duration: 5 days each phase
Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex
Exhibition Space: 1,130,000 M2 (108th Session)
Number of Booths: 57,136 standard booths (108th Session)
Overseas Buyers: 200,612 (108th Session)
Exhibitors: 23,599 exhibitors (108th Session)