The China Import and Export Fair(广交会), also known as Canton Fair is the largest trade fair in China. Established in 1957, the exhibition takes place in Guangzhou and is held twice annually throughout three phases, every spring and autumn. The fair exhibits almost every type of product. They feature every type of industrial product from electronics to automobiles in Phase 1, consumer goods and gifts in Phase 2, and clothing, medicines, and recreational products in Phase 3. The event is held twice annually in the Spring and Autumn.
Though most of the buyers are from other Asian countries, buyers from Europe, the US, and Russia each makeup about 10% or more of the buyers. It is designed to be an international event with multiple language assistance for people from 200 countries.
Featured products: almost everything.
Dates for 2022: The Spring Session: April 15–19 (Phase 1), April 23–27 (Phase 2), May 1–5 (Phase 3)
Exhibitors: about 24,000 per session and 60,000 booths
Attendance: about 204,000 buyers per session. There are usually a few thousand more people attending the spring than the fall session. More than half the attendees are from other Asian countries.
Address: China Import and Export Fair Complex, 380 Yuejiang Middle Road, Guangzhou
The Chinese Mainland: 4000-888-999
Outside the Chinese Mainland: 86-20-28-888-999
Hong Kong representative office: (852) 28771318
Getting there: The Pazhou complex is conveniently located on Pazhou Island in southeast Guangzhou. Travel to the complex by taxi, hotel shuttle bus, subway, or our drivers. Most Guangzhou hotels offer free shuttle buses during the Canton Fair, however, the shuttle bus timetable is very limited and there is little choice. The subway is a very good choice to get to the Pazhou Complex and provides good access to almost anywhere in Guangzhou.
Canton Fair Metro Map: Xingangdong (新港东站) and Pazhou (琶洲站) on Metro line 8 are the two nearest metro stations to the Canton Fair venue.
Taxi: Here is the address in Chinese for a taxi driver: 广州国际会议展览中心, 广州市海珠区阅江中路382号.