The China Import and Export Fair ---- Canton Fair is the largest biannual China trade fairs held in Guangzhou. Which is the most effective way to develop the business relationships you need to succeed in China. It's no wonder that the Canton Fair has already become a must see for all those looking for business success in China. Right here, let's take a look at how to attend the fair.
Step1: Apply for an Invitation
As the first step to the Canton Fair, overseas buyers may opt to apply for either a paper invitation or an E-invitation. The invitation card will be needed when applying for a visa to China and getting registered and the free Entry Badge to the Fair. You may apply for a paper invitation from the embassy/consulate of People’s Republic of China in your region. But we strongly recommend E-invitation, for it is an online service of the fair and which can be conveniently done online from the agency like cantontradefair.com.
Step2: Apply for a Visa
Having obtained the official invitation issued by the Canton Fair, it is time for you to apply for a visa to China. The application may be done at a Chinese embassy or consulate in your country. You may have to apply at a Chinese embassy or consulate in a third country, if there happens to be no Chinese representation in your country. Documents to be prepared for Visa Application:
1) Your passport
2) One properly filled-in Visa application form;
3) Canton Fair invitation might be requested;
4) One recent passport photo (5cm x 4cm);
5) Application service fee
Step3: Register to Canton Fair
Before visiting the Canton Fair, visitors are required to get registered, getting the Entry Badge (IC Card). Only those bearing a confirmed Entry Badge are admitted into the Fair complex. The Badge remains valid throughout the Fair. There are two kinds of registration venues for the fair:
1 Canton Fair Pazhou Complex.
Buyer Card, the only official admission to the Canton Fair, is available at the complex. Buyers with required personal documents can get registered at the fair complex.
2 Registration Office at Appointed Hotels
For buyers' convenience, the China Foreign Trade Centre has set 32 Overseas Buyers' Registration Office at appointed hotels. Buyers can get registered at these hotels during the Canton Fair registration time.
Useful Links: Canton Fair October 2012
2012 Canton Fair Planning