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The 121th Canton Fair 2017 April, China Import and Export Fair Guangzhou

 

Attend Canton Fair

 

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

Registration get Badge

Regular Buyers go>>> New Buyers go>>>

Registration Documents Requested Table

 

Buyers
Documents Requested
Registration Venues

Paper Invitation/E - Invitation Holders

a. Paper Invitation Card or E-Invitation issued by Canton Fair
b. Personal documents (More details please see notes)
c. A recent photo with the size of 5cm X 4cm
d. Business Card

China Import and Export Fair Complex or in the appointed hotels
On-line Pre-Apply for IC Card

a. Notice for Acquiring Cards
b. Personal documents (More details please see notes)
c. Business Card

Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex or in the appointed hotels
Non-Invitation Buyers who have been to Canton Fair

a. Personal documents (More details please see notes)
b. A recent photo with the size of 5cm X 4cm
c. Business Card
d. Buyer Card for the past Canton Fair

Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex or in the appointed hotels
Non-Invitation Buyers

a. Personal documents (More details please see notes).
b. A recent photo with the size of 5cm X 4cm
c. Business Card
d. Service Charge: RMB 100

Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex or in the appointed hotels
Representatives of Foreign Company's Representative Office in China

a. Copy of Business Registration Certificate of Foreign Company's Representative Office in China
b. The Employee's ID Card & Copy
c. E- invitation for Representatives
d. A most recent personal photo
f . Business Card
For those without Invitation, 300 RMB /day plus another 30 RMB/card as service fee must be paid besides presenting requested document. Only one local representative is allowed for each overseas company and must be accompanied and signature-confirmed by buyers of relative overseas company)

Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex
 

Must bring Doucuments Note

  • Personal document. Include Overseas Passport(not China Passport), Hong Kong/ Macao Home-return Permit or I.D. Card, Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate, valid documents for overseas Chinese or a Chinese passport with the valid overseas employment visa valid for over one year.
  • The personal photo 5cm X 4cm (or cost 30RMB when register).
  • Business Card (about 70RMB print 500pics outside canton fair)
 

Registration Office get badge

  • Registration Offices set up in China Import and Export Fair Complex

Overseas Buyers' Registration Position:

1. Road opposite of Area A west side


2. Road opposite of Area B East side



3. Hall 16.1 Area C

 

  • Registration Offices set up in cooperation hotels

1.Garden Hotel Guangzhou 2.Dong Fang Hotel 3.Baiyun Hotel 4.China Hotel By Marriott Guangzhou 5.Jianguo Hotel Guangzhou 6.Chateau Star River Hotel 7.Grand International Hotel 8.Crowne Plaza Foshan 9.The Royal Mediterranean Hotel 10.The Westin Guangzhou 11.Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou 12.Phoenix City Hotel Guangzhou 13.Regal Palace Hotel(Dongguan) 14.The Westin Pazhou 15.Soluxe Hotel Guangzhou 16.Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre 17.Guangzhou Marriott Hotel Tianhe 18.Asia International Hotel 19.Four Points by Sheraton Dongpu-Guangzhou 20.InterContinental Foshan 21.White Swan Hotel 22.Pullman Baiyun Airport Hotel 23.Hotel Landmark Canton 24.Star Hotel 25.Rosedale Hotel Guangzhou 26.Panyu Hotel 27.China Mayors Plaza 28.Guangdong Victory Hotel 29.Ocean Hotel 30.Ramada Plaza Guangzhou 31.Ramada Pearl Hotel Guangzhou 32.Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu

Address: Room 3106 – 3107,Office Tower,Convention Plaza, No.1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Customer Service Hotline: (852)2877 1318
Fax: (852) 2838 3169
Email:cs@cantonfair.org.cn
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 12:30pm & 2pm to 5pm; Closed on Saturday, Sunday and in Hong Kong Public Holidays
Website: http://hk.cantonfair.org.cn/en/index.aspx

 

 

 

Registration Time

Overseas Buyers' Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex:

Phase I 
April. 14, 2017 10:30 - 18:00
April.  15-18, 2017 8:30 - 18:00
April.  19, 2017 8:30 - 16:00
Phase II
April. 23– 26, 2017 8:30 - 18:00
April.  27, 2017 8:30 -16:00
Phase III
May. 1- May. 4, 2017 8:30 - 18:00
May. 5 ,
2017 8:30 - 16:00

Overseas Buyers' Registration Office in appointed hotels:

Phase 1
April. 14-15, 2017 8:30-22:00
April. 16-17, 2017 8:30-18:00
Phase II
April. 22-23, 2017 8:30-22:00
April. 24-25, 2017 8:30-18:00
Phase III
May. 1– 2, 2017 8:30-18:00
May. 3,  
2017 8:30-16:00

 

Registration Process Chart

Registar chart

 

Tips for the Entry Badge

If you have got a Buyer’s IC Card, please be informed that: The Entry Badge (IC Card) is valid for the upcoming sessions of the Fair, which surely saves your time with an easy access. If you forget to bring the Card or lost it, re-application will cost you 200 RMB/card as service fee.

Buyer Card is the only official admission to the Fair and is available at China Import and Export Fair Complex. However, to save your time and make the registration easier, we now set 31 Overseas Buyers’ Registration Office at appointed hotels. And,we strongly suggest you to get Canton Fair entry badge in these 31 hotels, considering the registration peak hour that occurs at 9:30am to 12:00am at China Import and Export Fair Complex. Definitely, it is the best way for you also, for the buyers who stay near these areas, please register in hotels too.

 

 
Invitation pre-apply Badge

Canton Fair invites overseas buyers by two kinds of Invitation, one is called E-invitation and the other is Paper Invitation Card.

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.

Q: Some hotel booking websites offer free E-invitation service if I book with them, are they cheaters?

A:  Some kind of cheat.They only submit you information to canton fair official  - http://invitation.cantonfair.org.cn/BuyerUser/RegisterUserIn order to get the valuable buyer information and money.


Overseas buyers could apply invitation for Canton Fair through:

  1. BEST (Buyer E-Service Tool)  Regular Buyers go>>> New Buyers go>>>
  2. Canton Fair Call Centre, China Foreign Trade Centre
  3. The Economic & Commercial Counsellor's Office of the Embassy (The Economic & Commercial Section of the Consulate General) of P.R. China in your region
  4. Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office
  5. The Chinese foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with whom you are business-related
  6. By contacting overseas cooperative organizations of China Foreign Trade Centre

 

BEST – An Easy and Fast Access 

BEST - Buyer E-Service Tool, the Canton Fair's online free self-service platform specialized for overseas buyers, makes a shortcut for accessible trade fair service including pre-applying IC Entry card, E-invitation, and more. For user name and password to access BEST, regular buyers can obtain online or find them in email, invitation or notice sent by the Fair, and new buyers please make free application online.

 

 
Visa

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.

1. Please apply visa to China at your country or regular residence place before arriving in China. (Missions Overseas

2. Buyers who need to leave Mainland China and come back again to Guangzhou during the Canton Fair,may apply for multi-entry visa. If necessary, please contact the Division of Aliens and Exit-Entry Administration of Guangzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau (Add: No.155 Jie Fang Nan Road, Guangzhou).

3. The Commissioner's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong.  Website  http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk/eng/fwxx/wgrqz/ Tel: 852-34132300 or 852-34132424 (available at 10:00-11:00am, 3:00-4:00pm on workdays) Fax: 852-34132345 Email: fmcovisa_hk@mfa.gov.cn

4. 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).

5. 72-hour Transit Visa Exemption Policy

 
FAQ

Is it worth spending money on a trip to attend exhibition?

 

Is it worth spending money on a trip to attend exhibition? In recent years, there has been no lack of "B2B Online will replace all" and the like. People all over the world access the Internet and more, to raise such questions and then normal.

By the survey of very many guests who participated in the Canton Fair. We are sure to tell you it is worth to spend money to spend time to attend the real exhibition show for the following reasons.

As a matter of fact, the majority of manufacturers all over the world,  they are not very skilled use of the Internet promotion. Their latest products would be starting at the real exhibition shows , when appear on the internet, is basically a year latter; There are many industries can not be described and communicated through the network,  must personally feel and touch, the Internet and then a detailed description of the content, can not make a business decision.

The the manufactures attend exhibition will very costly to spend time to spend energy, from the frequency of exhibitors and booth size and the quality of field personnel, especially model quality. Professionals are able to deduce a lot of information from the details in the exhibition; And vice versa, let's imagine the communication costs if manufacturers spend money to make a website to sell products, received at least 99% of the intention information is noise, screening costs are too high; For example, Canton Fair is the highest threshold of one of the exhibition, mainland residents to try to attend more difficult than applying for a US visa, will you receive any spam? The exhibition is also a chance for the world to know you personally. As we know, making friends is an important part of doing business success.

The Internet can reduce communication costs, but also make more screening costs increase, the more the need to show companies and buyers to show the strength and sincerity. So, spending some money and time to masquerade the show is worth it.

 

How can I find the product or exhibitor I need?

I suggest you can check product or exhibitor you want in

http://i.cantonfair.org.cn/en/

then search by key words of product or exhibitor

 

 

The Canton Fair Floor Plan(E-Hall)?

How can I contact Canton Fair?

Canton Fair Call-Center

4000-888-999 The Chinese Mainland

(008620)28-888-999 Outside the Chinese Mainland

Add: No. 382, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou 510335, China

E-mail: info@cantonfair.org.cn

webmaster@cantonfair.org.cn

 

 

 

Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office

Customer Service Hotline: (852) 2877 1318

Fax: (852) 2838 3169

E-mail: cs@cantonfair.org.cn

Website: http://hk.cantonfair.org.cn

Address: Room 3106–3107, Office Tower, Convention Plaza, No.1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

 

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 12:30am & 2pm to 5pm

 

Address of the Canton Fair?

Address of canton fair:No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China

Address in Chinese:

中国广州市海珠区阅江中路380号

 

Does the hotel offer free shuttle bus to the Canton Fair complex?

All of the hotel in our hotel list will offer free shuttle bus from and to the Canton Fair complex during the Canton Fair time, our hotel list please kindly check in here: http://cantonfair.net/index.php?option=com_hotel&Itemid=276

 

Where can I find an translator?

You can look for an professional translator at the entrance of the Canton Fair.

 

Premium and gifts, jewelry in which phase of the Canton Fair?

It should be on phase 2 of the Canton Fair, but because Canton Fair has twice a year, so that the dates will be changed in different years, please keep in updated information for help.

 

Pet supplies in which phase of the Canton Fair?

It should be on phase 2 of the Canton Fair, but because Canton Fair has twice a year, so that the dates will be changed in different years, please keep in updated information for help.

 

What kind of products will be displayed at the phase 3 of the Canton Fair?

Phase 3 of the Canton Fair will has these products to display: Textiles & Garments, Shoes, Office Supplies, Cases & Bags, and Recreation Products, Medicines, Medical Devices and Health Products, Food & Native Produce.

 

What kind of products will be displayed at the phase 2 of the Canton Fair?

Phase 2 of the Canton Fair will has these products to display: Consumer Goods, Gifts, Home Decorations.

 

What kind of products will be displayed at the phase 1 of the Canton Fair?

Phase 1 of the Canton Fair will has these products to display: Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances, Lighting Equipment, Vehicles & Spare Parts, Machinery, Hardware & Tools, Building Materials, Chemical Products, International Pavilion.

 

Does the Canton Fair's phases are the same products?

No, it doesn't. Different phases will has different products to display at the Fair ground.

 

May I know how to join as exhibitor?

Here is the site link that may help you to look for the exhibitors: http://promoter.cantonfair.org.cn/Default.aspx?version=en

 

Can children allow to get into the Canton Fair?

There has no limitation about the children cannot go into the Canton Fair, so that children is allowed to attend the Canton Fair.

 

How much per booth for the Canton Fair?

Depends on the square-metres, position and product, from about 30000RMB to 3000000RMB, for more information about it, you need to ask for the Canton Fair organisation about it. 

Canton Fair organisation's e-mail address: info@cantonfair.org.cn Canton Fair organsation's hotline: 0086-20-2608 9999/2888 8999

 

I tried to apply for the invitation letter to the Canton Fair of Oct.10 online for my colleagues from France but it's impossible to go over page 3 as computer problem occured.

You need to step by step to follow the requirements to finish the procession. If problem occured, try again or change brownser.

 

Hello,I want to go to the canton fair but i never been in to china, I would like to know all the steps to go to the fair.

Steps that may help you to attend the Canton Fair:

--If you do not have any entry visa to China yet, then you need to apply for an invitation to attend the Canton Fair to get entry visa from your local country's China Consultant, usually it has conditions require and it needs to take about 5-10 working days to do your procession, here is the site link that may help you to apply for an invitation: http://invitation.cantonfair.org.cn/en/index.aspx

--If you have already had an entry visa to China, but you do not know how to attend the Canton Fair, then you can pre-register before you enter to the Canton Fair, here is the site link that may help you to pre-register:  http://invitation.cantonfair.org.cn/en/clientdata/findcompany.aspx

--If you do not know how to pre-register and you do not have enough time to do the procession, you can directly buy the entry badge at the entrance of the Canton Fair, the cost will be around RMB 200 per person.

Canton Fair organisation's e-mail address: info@cantonfair.org.cn

Canton Fair organsation's hotline: 0086-20-2608 9999/2888 8999

 

Do I need to buy a ticket to enter the Canton Fair?

No. It is free.

 

Must I get the invitation to attend the Canton Fair?

No. Invitation is use for apply visa and save register time.  Everybody with passport can attend the Canton Fair.


 

Business Card

When you give business cards or pictures, always use both of your hands. When you receive business cards or pictures, always receive them with both of your hands and be sure to look at the card/picture while you are in front of your guest. Sometimes the English translation will be on the back, so take a look. If it is all in Chinese, ask your translator to translate for you, especially the given name. He will also spend some time looking at your card and may try and pronounce your name. Never write on the card in front of the person who gave it to you.

You will notice in China that a persons family name is always listed before his given name. For example, the name Huang Shao Qiang would be Mr. Huang. It is also becoming quite common to find English names on the cards, especially in Guangzhou, Shanghai & Beijing, which makes it very easy!

 

How do I reserve my hotel room?

Making an online reservation with CBS Travel is easy:

  1. You can go on our website(www.cantonfair.net) to choose the hotel and room type you need, and click on the "book now" buttle, and follow the instructions to complete and submit information.
  2. You can send all the detail about the booking by e-mail(book@cantonfair.net),such as :guest name , guest number,check in date and check out date, which hotel, room number, room type, the contaction of the guest. Or you can just send the requiry to us ,and we will recommend the hotel right for you.
  3. You can call us directly ,we will try our best to make a high grade service for you.(86 20 37653678)
  4. You can contact us by Msn messenger(book@cantonfair.net) or Skype(cantonfairbiz) and also livehelp.We will apply customer service 24/7 one and a half mouth before canton fair. Making a reservation through CBS Travel requires payment with a credit card. Please read our Deposit and Cancellation policy before making payment.

 

 

Words of advice and notice

  • Canton Fair is China's largest trade fair and attended by over 160,000 people from 160 countries. Hotel occupancy is extremely high and most hotels are OVER booked. Under this situation, hotel insists on reservation by credit card guarantee or prepayment from guests - and guest paying in advance will be guaranteed a room. We advise you not to wait until last minute to make payment (please understand the situation).
  • Inform us of changes as soon as possible. We understand that guest may cancel, extend, shorten or change your stay. Do inform us to avoid penalty imposed by hotel.
  • Do not double book with more than 1 agent - this will lead to confusion at hotel. Hotel may ignore double booking and guest ended up paying counter rates.
  • Book hotel using guest's passport names and check in using the same passport name. If hotel cannot locate guest's name in their computer system, you will be charged counter rates.
  • Ask for address of hotel in chinese - this will be provided in our confirmation email to you but ask for it if we miss out. This is important as most taxi drivers do not speak english.
  • Be careful of unauthorised "agents" at the airport - these poachers would solicit passengers on pretext of cheaper accommodation for same hotel - only to send guests to different hotel. Pls note prevalence of this practice during the Guangzhou Trade Fair period - you will be at their mercy - beware of poachers around airport and railway station.
  • Do not send money until you receive a call or email from us that your rooms are booked.
  • One night penalty will be charged for no show during canton fair.
 

I am going to Guangzhou to attend Canton Fair first, then to Hong Kong (or Macao) and back to mainland China again. Will single entry visa suffice?

No! You need to apply for a double entry visa in this case. Because, Hong Kong and Macao are Special Administrative Region. Once you go there from mainland China, you are considered to exit China already. Therefore you need another visa to go back in. You may apply for re-entry visa to the Visa Section for Aliens of the Commissioner mentioned in Item 2 or Division of Aliens and Exit-Entry Administration of Guangzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau (Add: No.155 Jie Fang Nan Road, Guangzhou.)

 

How Can I extend my VISA in Guangzhou?

If you need to stay longer while you are in Guangzhou, please submit your passport to the Foreign Affairs Department of the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau or the Foreign Affairs Department of Guangdong Public Security bureau. Allow one or two days for the extension to be processed. Do not overstay.

 

Do I need a VISA for a visit to Hong Kong?

Passport holders of certain countries or holding certain passports DO NOT need a visa during the specified visa-free period. Travelers who are not from those countries or those who want to stay longer need to apply for the appropriate visa or entry permit from the nearest Chinese Embassy. As an alternative, you may submit your visa or entry permit application to the HKSAR Immigration Department either directly by post or through a local sponsor. More detailed information can be accessed at the website of the Immigration Department of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the following page:  http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm

 

Do I need a VISA to visit Macau from Guangzhou?

There are more than 50 countries and territories, whose passport holders can enter Macau without a Visa within the 'visa-free period'. For those who need visas, they can get visa approved upon arrival at the airport. For details, please visit the website of the Government of Macao Special Administrative Region at the page:  http://www.dsi.gov.mo/index_e1.html

 

 

Keep Passports & VISAs

Always keep your passport with you. If you are traveling outside a group and entering Hong Kong or applying for a visa to enter mainland China, you will need a passport that will not expire in the next 6 months.

All foreigners entering mainland China require visas. If you are traveling to mainland China, whether for business or tourism, you require a Chinese visa.

 

 

Q: Must I get the invitation to attend the Canton Fair?

A:  No. Invitation is use for apply visa and save register time.  Everybody with foreign passport and business card can register for badge to attend the Canton Fair when reach.

 
Attendance Guide and Layout of the 121th Cantonf Fair 2017

For Buyer,

118th canton fai guide

第121届广交会境外采购商指南之与会须知
Attendance Guide for Overseas Buyers of the 121th Canton Fair (English)
Messeguide und Mitteilung für die überseeischen Einkäufer auf der 121. Chinesischen Import- und Exportwarenmesse (German)
Guía para Compradores Ultramarinos de la 121ª Feria de Cantón (Spanish)
Guide aux acheteurs étrangers à la 121e Foire de Canton (French)
Guida per esteri acquirenti partecipanti alla 121a Fiera di Canton (Italian)
第121回広州交易会海外バイヤーへのご案内 (Japanese)
Руководство для зарубежных бизнесменов-покупателей 121-ой Китайской ярмарки импортных и экспортных товаров (Russian)
Guia de Serviço da 121ª Sessão da Feira de Cantão para Compradores Internacionais (Portuguese)
دليل الإرشادات لتجار الشراء من خارج الصين في الدورة الـ 121 لمعرض كانتون

Canton Fair Layout and Transportation Guide

Canton Fair Layout and Transportation Guide

For International Pavilion Exhibitor,

Attend Food & Drink Exhibition as an Exhibitor
Attend Building Materials & Hardware
Attend Household Items
Attend Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances
Attend Machinery Equipments
Attend Fabrics & Home Textiles

 

 
Registration Offices set up in cooperation hotels

 

The only way to get the buyer card is go to registration office personally. Pre-apply(invitation) online will save you time and money.

1.Garden Hotel Guangzhou 2.Dong Fang Hotel 3.Baiyun Hotel 4.China Hotel By Marriott Guangzhou 5.Jianguo Hotel Guangzhou 6.Chateau Star River Hotel 7.Grand International Hotel 8.Crowne Plaza Foshan 9.The Royal Mediterranean Hotel 10.The Westin Guangzhou 11.Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou 12.Phoenix City Hotel Guangzhou 13.Regal Palace Hotel(Dongguan) 14.The Westin Pazhou 15.Soluxe Hotel Guangzhou 16.Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre 17.Guangzhou Marriott Hotel Tianhe 18.Asia International Hotel 19.Four Points by Sheraton Dongpu-Guangzhou 20.InterContinental Foshan 21.White Swan Hotel 22.Pullman Baiyun Airport Hotel 23.Hotel Landmark Canton 24.Star Hotel 25.Rosedale Hotel Guangzhou 26.Panyu Hotel 27.China Mayors Plaza 28.Guangdong Victory Hotel 29.Ocean Hotel 30.Ramada Plaza Guangzhou 31.Ramada Pearl Hotel Guangzhou 32.Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu

 

We suggest 8 hotels of them that we believe better

1. Garden Hotel Guangzhou is the favorite hotel of foreigner.

2. Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou is beside the Canton Fair.

3. White Swan Hotel is the best tourist choice.

4. The Westin Pazhou is inside, run by Canton Fair

5. Soluxe Hotel Guangzhou is the newest 5 star hotel near Canton Fair

6. Four Points by Sheraton Dongpu is the best price 5 star hotel near Canton Fair

7. The Westin Guangzhou is for Hong Kong - Guangzhou Train vistor.

8. Chateau Star River Hotel is good price and high way easy to Canton Fair.

 

Registration time of these hotels:
Phase I
Apr. /Oct.14-15, 8:30-20:00
Apr. /Oct. 16-17, 8:30-18:00
Phase II
Apr. /Oct.22-23, 8:30-18:00
Apr. /Oct.24, 8:30-18:00
Phase III
In Spring: Apr. 30-May 1, 8:30-18:00; May 2, 8:30-14:00
In Autumn: Oct. 30-31, 8:30-18:00; Nov.1, 8:30-14:00