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| The Canton Fair – The Largest Trade Fair in China |
The Canton Fair is a trade fair held in the spring and autumn seasons each year since the spring of 1957 in Canton (Guangzhou), China. The Fair is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and People's Government of Guangdong Province, and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre.
The Fair is the largest trade fair in China as it has the largest assortment of products, the largest attendance, and the largest number of business deals made at the fair. Like many trade fairs it has several traditions and functions as a comprehensive event of international importance. It has the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and records the greatest business turnover in China. The previous hosting of Canton Fair in April 2012 attracted over 200,000 buyers and close to 210 participating countries. With over 58,000 stands and 150,000 different types of products exhibited at each fair, it achieved a astounding business turnover of 37.9 billion US dollars. India’s presence at the fair has been steadily growing with around 9000 buyers out of a total of 220,000 in the previous edition, which would significantly increase this year.
As the official travel company for Canton Fair for 2012 appointed by The China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC), Orbitz Corporate & Leisure Travels (I) Pvt. Ltd will facilitate the travel arrangement for the interested Indian delegates.
This year the Canton Fair is held in three phases -
Date: Phase 1: October 15 - 19, 2010
Phase 2: October 23 - 27, 2010
Phase 3: October 31 - November 4, 2010
Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex
(No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China)