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The 120th Canton Fair 2016 Autumn, China Import and Export Fair Guangzhou

 

Attend Canton Fair

 

The Buyer card(badge) is the only official admission to Canton Fair. It is valid for 3 years multiple sessions of the fair. The only way to get the buyer card is go to registration office personally. Pre-apply(invitation) online will save you time and money.

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 can register for badge to attend the Canton Fair when reach.

 

Registration get Badge

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

Registration Office

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

Position:
West side of Overseas Buyers' Registration
Area A
East side of Overseas Buyers' Registration
Area B
Overseas Buyers' Registration
Hall 16.1
Area C
East side of Overseas Buyers' Registration(outside)
Area B

  • 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

  • Registration Offices set up in Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office

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

 

 

Registration Time

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

Phase I 
Oct. 14, 2016 10:30 - 18:00
Oct.  15-18, 2016 8:30 - 18:00
Oct.  19, 2016 8:30 - 16:00
Phase II
Oct. 23– 26, 2016 8:30 - 18:00
Oct.  27, 2016 8:30 -16:00
Phase III
Oct. 31- Nov. 3, 2016 8:30 - 18:00
Nov. 4 ,
2016 8:30 - 16:00

Overseas Buyers' Registration Office in appointed hotels:

Phase 1
Oct. 14-15, 2016 8:30-22:00
Oct. 16-17, 2016 8:30-18:00
Phase II
Oct. 22-23, 2016 8:30-22:00
Oct. 24-25, 2016 8:30-18:00
Phase III
Oct. 31– Nov. 1, 2016 8:30-18:00
Nov. 2,  
2016 8:30-16:00

 

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
 

Registration Process Chart

Registar chart

 

Doucuments Note

  • Personal documents include: H.K./ Macao Home-return Permit or I.D. Card, Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate, Overseas Passport ,valid documents for overseas Chinese or a Chinese passport with the valid overseas employment visa valid for over one year.
  • The personal photo is 5cm X 4cm.
 

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 on Oct. 15th , 16th , 23rd , 24th , Nov. 1st and 2nd 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

How can I find the product or exhibitor I need?

I suggest you can check product or exhibitor you want in

Canton Fair Exhibitor and Products link:

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

 

The Canton Fair 2014 Floor Plan(E-Hall)?

Canton Fair registration link?

Here is registration link that may help you to pre-register before you enter to the Canton Fair, it will be free of charge: http://www.cantonfair.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=285

 

How can I contact Canton Fair?

Canton Fair Call Centre: 4000-888-999 (The Chinese Mainland)

 

86-20-28-888-999 (Outside the Chinese Mainland)

 

Canton Fair Hong Kong Customer Service Centre: (852) 28771318

 

E-mail: info@cantonfair.org.cn

 

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.