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117th Canton Fair -- China Import and Export Fair -- Guangzhou fair
Apr. 15-19, Apr. 23-27 & May. 1-5 (Spring Fair), 2015

Canton Fair Invitation:
Canton Fair has two kinds of Invitation Card for visitors. One is called E-invitation Card and the other is Paper Invitation Card. The invitation card can be applied before March 30th (Spring Fair) and before September 30th (Autumn Fair).
Paper Invitation Card:
This type of invitation card is a precondition for the Canton Fair visitors applying for visa to China. One card can be shared by three representatives from the same company. A copied one is invalid. It is sent in the way of mailing.
E-invitation Card:
Another type of official invitation extended by the Fair. A copied one is valid and can be shared by a group of representatives from the same company. It is sent by email.

If you hold an Invitation Card, you could:
a. Apply for Visa to China
b. Get registered and free entry badge to the Fair.

To better serve overseas buyers, and provide easy pass for their Chinese visa application, necessary information including Buyer's Name, Nationality, Company Name & address will be requested to list on the invitation, please be kindly noted.
Overseas buyers could apply for invitation card through the following ways:
  1. Applying an E-Invitation Card:
    Trough BEST (Buyer E-Service Tool)
    Regular Buyers go: http://invitation.cantonfair.org.cn/en/getkey/oldclient.aspx
    New Buyers go: http://invitation.cantonfair.org.cn/en/clientdata/findcompany.aspx
  2. Applying Paper-Invitation Card with the following organizations:
    1) International Liaison Department, China Foreign Trade Centre
    Add: No. 382, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou 510335, China
    Tel: 4000-888-999(Mainland China) 86-20-28-888-999(Outside Mainland China) Fax: 86-20-28-395-166 E-mail: info@cantonfair.org.cn
    2) The Economic & Commercial Counselor's Office (Section) of the Embassy (Consulate) of P. R. China in your region
    For Address, Tel & Fax No., please make inquiries locally.
    3) Canton Fair Hong Kong Customer Service Centre
    4) Chinese foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with whom you are business-related
    5) Overseas organizations cooperating with China Foreign Trade Centre

** The Canton Fair information is for your reference only. TravelChinaGuide.com tries its best to maintain the correctness, but suggest you to reconfirm the info with the official side of the Fair.