The Canton Fair is held every 6 months in Guangzhou, China. It is an enormous trade show where you can buy anything - a paper clip to a bus at the same venue....
Read on and you will understand just why this show is so important to those in the Promotional Products & Gifts industry.
Hosts : Ministry of Commerce, P.R.C.
Exhibition Venue for Canton fair.Area A, B, C, Pazhou Complex, China Import and Export Fair, No.380 Yuejiangzhong Road, Guangzhou,
When is the Canton Fair? Dates for October 2012.Phase1: October 15-19, 2012,
Phase2: October 23-27, 2012,
Phase3: November 1-5, 2012
Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances, Lighting Equipment, Vehicles & Spare Parts, Machinery, Hardware & Tools, Building Materials, Chemical Products
Consumer Goods, Gifts, Home Decorations,native products
Textiles & Garments, Shoes, Office Supplies, Cases & Bags and Recreation Products, Medicines, Medical Devices and Health Products, Food
In the 111th Canton fair (i.e. the last autumn 2011 fair), the cumulative purchasers from 210 countries and regions has reached 209,175, with growth of 1% from the 110th, 4.97% from the 109th, a record. The 104 of the latest world retail top 250 enterprises in 2011 participated, with growth of 23.8% from the last fair.
The old buyers reached 138,579, up 2.9%. The overseas and domestic buyers reached 38,600, up 4.5% from the last year. The export contract volume reached $37.9 billion, with the growth of 3% from the 109th.
At such diffficult times in the world economy, the whole world has more expectations on the Canton Fair, and more and more enterprises hope to promote exchange and share oppoutunities on this platform.
However, the market entering criteria of the meeting is also very high due to the high level of the contents. A company needs to have its export sales no less than five million dollars to earn a stand in the exhibition. This condition results in a situation such that the stands of the state-owned companies may not be fully exploited, while other companies may not be able to get even a stand.
The preparation work for 2012 Autumn session is already on its way and all the companies interested in participation are most warmly welcomed to contact us if you need help for translation or other assistance!
Find out about invitation letters and China visas well in advance.
Don't forget to visit the HK Mega show on 20th of October.