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Canton Fair in Guangzhou 2023

Mia 2023-03-23

The Canton Fair, officially known as the China Import and Export Fair, is one of the largest and most comprehensive trade fairs in the world. It is held bi-annually in the city of Guangzhou, China, in the spring and autumn seasons. The fair was first established in 1957 and has since become a prominent platform for global trade and investment.

The Canton Fair is organized by the Ministry of Commerce of China and the Guangdong Provincial Government and is hosted by the China Foreign Trade Centre. The fair attracts thousands of exhibitors and millions of visitors from all over the world, making it a hub for business transactions and international exchange.

The fair is divided into three phases, each lasting five days, with different product categories showcased in each phase. The first phase typically features electronics, household appliances, and machinery, while the second phase focuses on consumer goods, gifts, and home decorations. The third and final phase highlights textiles, garments, and food products.

Spring Session

Autumn Session

Phase 1

April 15th - 19th

October 15th - 19th

Phase 2

April 23rd - 27th

October 23rd - 27th

Phase 3

May 1st - 5th

October 31st - November 4th


China Visa Application & Invitation to the Canton Fair

If you have an Invitation Card, you can apply for a visa to China and register to obtain a free entry badge for the Fair. Here are relevant pages of canton fair official webistes.


Check whether you need a visa to China and how to get a China visa.  

How to apply for the Canton Fair Invitation

Can I register at the hotels? The Canton Fair Registration Offices are set up in appointed hotels. 


Transport to Guangzhou and Site of Canton Fair

International flights are the most convenient way to travel to Guangzhou. If Hong Kong is your entry city, you can easily reach Guangzhou by connecting flight, high-speed train, ferry,bus, private transfer. ETripChina offers ticket reservation services and private transfer with Alphard van.

Useful resources pages are:

Hong Kong to/from Guangzhou Transport

Hong Kong to Guangzhou private transfer with Alphard van

Guangzhou to Hong Kong Bus  

Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Transfer 


Guangzhou Tours and Side Trips from Guangzhou

To make most of your time in China, consider a visit of the sites in Guangzhou. Guangzhou has vibrant sight-seeing resources mixed of new and old. The most attractive ones to travelers include Canton Tower, Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, Yuexiu Park, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, night cruise of Pearl River.


Guangzhou has interesting surroundings to discover like Kaiping, Foshan.


Benefit from the convenient transport, a longer discovery tour of China is possible. Popular destinations from Guangzhou are Hong Kong, Macau, Guilin, Xiamen, Zhangjiajie, Kunming, Huangshan, Xian, and Beijing.


No matter where you want to visit, you can feel free to customize your trip with ETripChina.

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