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The 122nd Canton Fair 2017 Autumn Guangzhou


About Canton Fair

Introduction of Canton Fair


China Import and Export Fair, also known as the “Canton Fair”, is established in 1957. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre, it is held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou, China. Canton Fair is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers’ source country and the greatest business turnover in China.


After 60 years’ reform and innovative development, the Canton Fair has withstood various challenges and never been interrupted. The Canton Fair enhances trade connection between China and the world, demonstrating China’s image and achievements of development. It is the best platform for Chinese enterprises to explore the international market and an exemplary base to implement China’s strategies for foreign trade growth. The Canton Fair serves as the first and foremost platform to promote China’s foreign trade, and a barometer of the foreign trade sector. It is the window, epitome and symbol of China’s opening up.


Up to the 120th session,


  The 120th session Canton Fair
Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex
Exhibition Space: 1,180,000 M2
Number of Booths: 60,250  standard booths
Business Turnover 
(National Pavilion):
27.89 Billion USD
Number of 
Overseas Buyers:
185,704 buyers
Number of Exhibitors: 24,553 exhibitors


In recent years, the Canton Fair has kept up with the times and followed the steps of China’s reform and opening up and China’s foreign trade development. The Canton Fair has been committed to drive the transformation and upgrading of China’s foreign trade and focused on specialization, market orientation, information application and global perspective. It also advances the smart model and green development. The Canton Fair is shifting from a single platform for export to a comprehensive one featuring business networking, display and negotiation, industrial communication, information release and product promotion, with bigger and bigger progress.

The 121st Canton Fair reviews


Certainly Worth the Time and Effort to get there

Plenty of toilets ... Plenty of places to eat & drink ... plenty of trade stands to visit ... even more people to talk with. TIP: Make sure you have collected your trade show pass BEFORE you start queuing to actually get into the event....More


Bristol, United Kingdom

Reviewed May 6, 2017



Visited the 121st CANTON FAIR phase 2. Guys it is really huge very huge. Need minimum 3 days to view the complete exhibition . Today after visiting understood why people come all over the world here. Beware FB, GOOGLE doesn't work here. Vegetarians do carry...More


Pune, India

Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile


Canton Fair

Well organized. They normaly hand out maps or you can download the Fair app and it really helps you around.


Recife, PE

Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile


121st Canton Fair, Phase 1

I was there in the 121st Canton Fair, Phase 1. An excellent place to have Trade Fairs. So huge and was divided into three Areas. Rest Rooms, Food Plaza with variety of meals at various locations, sitting arrangements, etc. is perfect. Clean and hygienic all...More


Birganj, Nepal

Reviewed April 21, 2017


“Anything you want!”

Anything you want you can find it! So big fair and you need a lot of hours and days to go arround!!!


Athens, Greece

Reviewed January 30, 2017


So far the best fair

I registered to visit 2016 October Canton fair which focused on products for import and export. The venue was so big that it took me hours to explore their product display from one corner to the other. This is a fair that interested people must...More

Asha R

Toronto, Canada

Reviewed January 13, 2017


“Best Fair I have visited”

Well catered and professional. You can find anything and everything but it will take you more than 1 day to do so, for sure. Make sure you have good walking shoes with you, a trolley to carry your folders around and enough drinking water. There...More


Tilburg, The Netherlands

Reviewed December 27, 2016


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