Canton Fair 2011 Review

Canton Fair 2011 Review

Canton Fair  is a trade fair held in the spring and autumn seasons each year since the spring of 1957 in Canton?Guangzhou?, China.

The Fair is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and the Local Government of Guangdong Province, and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre.

Canton Fair’s  full name since 2007 has been China Import and Export Fair, renamed from Chinese Export Commodities Fair.

Canton Fair is the largest trade fair in China . Among China’s largest trade fairs, it has the largest assortment of products, the largest attendance, and the largest number of business deals made at the fair. Like many trade fairs it has several traditions and functions as a comprehensive event of international importance.

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Canton Fair basic facts
First held: April 1957.
Interval: Three phases per session; two sessions per year.
Spring session: April 15-19 (Phase 1); April 24-28 (Phase 2); May 3-7 (Phase 3).
Autumn session: October 15-19 (Phase 1); October 23-27 (Phase 2); October 31- November 4 (Phase 3).
Venue: China Import and Export Fair (Pazhou) Complex (380 Yuejiangzhong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou 510335 (In 104th Session, Liuhua Complex no longer in use. )
Gross exhibition space: 1,125,000 m².
Number of booths: Over 55,800 standard stands (105th Session).
Varieties: Over 150,000.
Business turnover: 262.3 Million USD (105th Session).
‘Number of trading countries and regions: 203 (103rd Session).
Number of visitors: 165,436 (105th Session).
Exhibitors: Over 22,000 (with 21,709 Chinese exhibitors, 395 international exhibitors, 105th Session).

Fifty trading delegations, being composed of thousands of China’s best foreign trade corporations (enterprises), take part in the Fair. These include private enterprises, factories, scientific research institutions, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, and foreign trade companies. The 107th Canton Fair saw 399 different companies from 27 countries.

The Canton fair leans to export trade, though import business is also done here. Apart from the above-mentioned, various types of business activities such as economic and technical cooperations and exchanges, commodity inspection, insurance, transportation, advertising, consultation, etc. are also carried out in flexible ways.


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Canton Fair 2011: 

Phase One: 15th-19th April, 2011 9:30-18:00
Phase Two: 23rd-27th April, 2011 9:30-18:00
Phase Three: 1st – 5th May, 2011 9:30-18:00


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