China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and autumn, with a history of 57 years since 1957. The Fair is a comprehensive one with the longest history, the highest level, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and the greatest business turnover in China.
Canton Fair attracts more than 24,000 China's best foreign trade companies with good credibility and sound financial capabilities, and 500 overseas companies to participate in the Fair.
Canton Fair is a platform for import and export mainly, with various and flexible patterns of trade. Beside traditional way of negotiating against samples, the Fair holds Canton Fair Online. 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. Business people from all over the world are gathering in Guangzhou, exchanging business information and developing friendship.
Time of Initiation: the spring of April, 1957
Interval: two sessions a year
Fair Session: The 118th Session of China Import and Export Fair
Phase1: October 15-19, 2015
Phase2: October 23-27, 2015
Phase3: October 31-November 4, 2015
Duration:5 days each phase
Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex
Exhibition Space: 1,180,000 M2 (117th Session)
Number of Booths: 60,228 standard booths (117th Session)
Number of Overseas Buyers: 184,801(117th Session)
Business Turnover (National Pavilion): 28.056 Billion USD(117th Session)
Number of Exhibitors: 24,713 exhibitors (117th Session)