Canton Fair and Guangzhou Hotels

(China Guangzhou Trade Fair) Information

The 104th session of the Canton Fair will be entirely held in Pazhou Complex and arranged in 3 phases.  Though Liuhua Complex will no longer be used, the Canton Fair will offer you grand scale and boundless opportunities.  Join us in autumn!

    Exhibition Sections:  

Phase 1 (October 15-19) Phase 2 (October 24-28) Phase 3 (November 2-6)
Large Machinery and Equipment Kitchenware & Tableware Men and Women's Clothes
Small Machinery General Ceramics Kids' Wear
Bicycles Art Ceramics Underwear
Motorcycles Home Decorations Sports and Casual Wear
Vehicle Spare Parts Glass Artware Furs, Leather, Downs & Related products
Chemical Products Furniture Fashion Accessories and Fittings
Hardware Weaving, Rattan and Iron Arts Home Textiles
Tools Gardening Products Textile Raw Materials & Fabrics
Vehicles (Outdoor) Stone and Iron Products (Outdoor) Carpets & Tapestries
Construction Machinery (Outdoor) Household Items Food
Household Electrical Appliances Personal Care Products Native Produce
Consumer Electronics Toiletries Medicines and Health Products
Electronic and Electrical Products Clocks, Watches & Optical Instruments Medical Devices, Disposables and Dressings
Computer and Communication Products Toys Sports, Travel and Recreation Products
Lighting Equipment Office Supplies

    Guangzhou Canton Fair Hotel Reservation Services    



Chinese Export commodities Fair

China Import and Export Fair, also called Canton Fair, is held twice a year in Spring and Autumn since it was inaugurated in the Spring of 1957. It is China's largest trade fair of the highest level, of the most complete varieties and of the largest attendance and business turnover. Preserving its traditions, the Fair is a comprehensive and multi-functional event of international importance.

Fifty Trading Delegations, being composed of thousands of China's best foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with good credibility and sound financial capabilities, take part in the Fair, including foreign trade companies, factories, scientific research institutions, foreign invested enterprises, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, private enterprises, etc.

Besides traditional way of negotiating against samples, the Fair holds Canton Fair online. The 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. Business people from all over the world are gathering in Guangzhou, exchanging business information and developing friendship.

Canton Fair Guangzhou Hotels

During the Canton Fair, about over 110,000 foreign guests and 150,000 Chinese exhibitors are expected to visit Guangzhou. Hotel reservation will be a problem. If you want to attend the fair, please be prepared in advance. Hotels in close proximity to the Fair location is expected to be fully occupied. 

For hotel reservation and other travel services for the above trade shows, Oriental Travel is specialized to provide the reservation services to our clients. Since some hotels still not published prices yet, please Contact Us for hotel and other travel bookings and enquiries. After the show you can extend your stay to Tour around China and make an exciting trip in China.

Important Notes

Significant Reform of the Canton Fair  Three Phases in 104th Session

Approved by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, the 104th session of the Canton Fair has adjusted its exhibition period by splitting 2 phases into 3 and will be held from 15 October to 6 November, 2008. Each phase will last 5 days instead of 6 with 2 intervals for 4 days each. Please be noted that all 3 phases will be held in the Pazhou Complex, while Liuhua Complex will no longer be used. The Canton Fair will offer you grand scale and boundless opportunities. Welcome to the Canton Fair!

To make an easier and more comfortable access to the Canton Fair, a new IC card entry badge system is introduced to our exhibitors and buyers for the upcoming 104th Canton Fair. Previously used E-Pass cards will be replaced by the new IC cards which will be available on site or mailed in advance by the Canton Fair.

Phase 1 Oct. 15-19, 2008
Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances; Hardware & Tools; Machinery; Vehicles & Spare Parts; Building Materials; Lighting Equipment; Chemical Products; International Pavilion

Phase 2 Oct. 24-28, 2008
Consumer Goods; Gifts; Home Decorations

Phase 3 Nov. 2-6, 2008
Textiles & Garments; Shoes; Office Supplies, Cases & Bags, Recreation Products; Medicines, Medical Devices, Health Products; Food & Native Produce


To enter the Fair Complex, buyers should register for Buyer Cards before entering the Fair Complex. Buyer Card is valid admission to the Fair at both complexes. Please keep it well as exhibitors will not bargain with visitors without the Buyer Cards. 

Registration Venues

It is convenient for buyers to get registered at 34 appointed hotels.

  • China Hotel(A Marriott Hotel)
  • Dong Fang Hotel
  • Garden Hotel
  • White Swan Hotel
  • Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou
  • Asia International Hotel
  • Guangdong International Hotel
  • Tianlun International Hotel
  • The Westin Hotel
  • Grand International Hotel Guangzhou
  • Grand Royal Hotel Guangzhou
  • Hotel Landmark Canton
  • Best Western GZ Baiyun Hotel
  • Ramada Pearl Hotel GZ
  • Ocean Hotel
  • Guangdong Victory Hotel
  • Rosedale Hotel & Suites Guangzhou
  • Star Hotel
  • China Mayors Tower
  • New Mainland Hotel
  • Guangzhou Hotel
  • Guangdong Hotel
  • Riverside Hotel
  • Ramada Plaza Guangzhou
  • Guangzhou Pearl Garden Hotel
  • The Phoenix City Hotel Guangzhou
  • Chateau Star River
  • Panyu Hotel
  • Chime Long Hotel
  • Regal Palace Hotel
  • Cinese Hotel Dongguan
  • Dongguan Exhibition International Hotel
  • Foshan Hotel
  • City Hotel - Foshan

Registration Time

Overseas Buyers' Registration Office in Canton Fair Pazhou Complex:

           Phase I
           Oct. 14 10:30 - 18:00
           Oct. 15⌒19 8:30 - 18:00
           Phase II
           Oct. 23 - 28 8:30 - 18:00
           Phase III
           Nov. 1⌒5 8:30 - 18:00
           Nov. 6 8:30 - 16:00

Overseas Buyers' Registration Office in appointed hotels:

          Phase 1
           Oct. 14 - 15 8:30 - 22:00
           Oct. 16 - 17 8:30 - 18:00
           Phase II
           Oct. 23 - 24 8:30 - 22:00
           Oct. 25 - 26 8:30 - 18:00
           Phase III
           Nov. 1 - 3 8:30 - 22:00
           Nov. 4 8:30 - 16:00

Attendance Notice

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
Pazhou 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 Pazhou Complex
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 Pazhou 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 Pazhou 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 (For those without invitation cards, RMB 300 / day must be paid besides presenting requested documents)
d. A most recent personal photo
f . Business Card
Registration Office in Pazhou Complex


1. Personal documents include: H.K./ Macao Home-return Permit or I.D. Card, Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate, Overseas Passport valid overseas residence certificate or a Chinese passport with the valid overseas employment visa valid for over one year.

2. The personal photo is 5cm X 4cm.

Invitation Application

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.

If any questions, kindly approach Foreign Liaison Department, China Foreign Trade Centre for help.

Foreign Liaison Department, China Foreign Trade Centre
Add: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou 510335, China
Tel: 86-20-26089999
Fax: 86-20-83335880

Visa Application

For visa to China, please apply to the Embassy or Consulate General of P.R.China with the invitation issued by the Canton Fair to overseas buyers. Please be informed that:

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. 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).

Hotel Reservation Information:
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