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Trade-show goers are busy with their itinerary since the April’s Canton Fair is drawing nearer.

As part of the services, Alibaba has developed a platform for buyers to make appointment with their chosen suppliers. International buyers can request an appointment with thousands of suppliers online at a specific day and time. The service is free-of-charge.

Buyers can also check out the Fair’s travel tips in Alibaba’s Forum.

Canton Fair map

The 103rd Session of China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair (广交会), is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and People’s Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign trade Centre.

Since its inception in April, 1957, Canton Fair has two sessions each year. It has become China’s largest trade fair with the largest assortment of products, the highest attendance and the largest business turnover.



two phases a session, two sessions a year

Fair Session:

Phase 1:April.15th -20th Phase 2:April.25th-30th (Spring Fair)
Phase 1:Oct.15th -20th Phase 2:Oct.25th-30th (Autumn Fair)


6 days each phase, 2 phases each session


China Import and Export Fair (Pazhou) Complex
China Import and Export Fair (Liuhua) Complex

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