China Import and Export Fair, or widely known as the Canton Fair, is a comprehensive exhibition with the longest history, highest level, largest scale and the most complete exhibit varieties as well as the broadest distribution of buyer origins and the highest business turnover in China. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People's Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre, the event has been hailed as an epitome of China's reform and opening-up as well as a symbol of deepening international business ties. The fair plays a significant role in the economy of the country as an integrated trade platform uniting virtually all manufacturing industries under one roof to connect global manufacturers and buyers.
The Canton Fair takes place twice a year each spring and autumn in China Import and Export Fair Complex (Canton Fair Complex) which is located on Pazhou Island of the Haizhu District in Guangzhou. The venue is one of the most advanced exhibition centres in the world with 16 multi-functional exhibition halls that provide 338,000 square meters of indoor exhibition area. The fair exhibits over 150,000 categories of products from more than 25,000 exhibitors at 60,000 booths throughout its three phases. The last edition Canton Fair attracted 186,015 buyers from more than 200 countries and regions, including those from over 1,000 global chain purchasing companies, many of which are ranked among the top 250 worldwide, including Walmart, Carrefour, Schwartz, Amazon and Aldi.
With strict selection of exhibitors and qualification review of attendees, the fair is known for providing precise trade matching and high conclusion rate of business deals. In addition to the broad spectrum of products being shown by the exhibitors, Canton Fair offers an abundance of face-to-face networking opportunities that help turn initial introductions into long-term business relationships in a truly interactive environment. The comprehensive event provides a unique opportunity for buyers to visit with companies across the entire supply chain. Since its establishment in 1957, Canton Fair has nurtured a group of loyal buyers who are highly interested in seeking suppliers and partners in China. Don't miss your chance to launch new products, increase brand recognition, showcase latest technologies and innovations, and make new connections.
The fair is arranged in 3 phases which are strategically distributed to cover a great variety of industries and products. The first phase of the 128th Canton Fair which runs from October 15 to 19, 2020 will feature electronics & household electrical appliances, lighting equipment, vehicles & spare parts, hardware & tools, and machinery. Over 600 lighting suppliers participate in first phase of the fair. Throughout the exhibition floor they will showcase a spectrum of lighting solutions such as LEDs, OLEDs, luminaires, lighting fixtures, lighting gadgets, solar lights, decorative lights, smart lighting systems, lighting controls, architectural and landscape lighting products, digital signage, and accessories.
The Phase 1 of 128th China Import and Export Fair (2019 Autumn Edition) will be held in succession to the Autumn Edition of 2020 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair
. The close propinquity in date and geographical location allows these two events combine to bring exhibitors' products and brands to a huge attendee population of buyers, specifiers and decision makers from around the world.