Canton Fair to kick off next week

China’s oldest and largest trade fair, Canton Fair (officially named China Import and Export Fair) is to kick off on Monday next week. This latest edition of the biannual event (in Spring and Autumn) is set to exhibit a record number of new generation products, according to the organizer.

Covering 1.2 million square meters of display space, the famous trade fair will feature more than 25,000 exhibitors throughout its three phases. Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the fair will bring more innovative, high-end, unique and diversified products in the consumer products and textiles zone.

Home appliance leaders such as Haier, Midea, TCL, Gree and Changhong will showcase their latest product innovations and technological breakthroughs designed to meet customer needs in the IoT and future 5G era. The gathering will also be joined by global companies including Cascade, Time Lab and NUC, who will display smart home functions and digital services.

Serving as a gateway for international companies to explore the Chinese market, the International Pavilion will feature more than 600 companies from 50 countries and regions showcasing their products. For the first time, the Fair will also highlight the establishment and development of the Greater Bay Area with various exchange meetings to promote trade cooperation.

When: April 15-19, April 23-27, May

Where: China Import and Export Fair Exhibition Hall, Pazhou, Guangzhou

More info here.

PLUS:

Places to wine, dine and party It’s that time of the year again in Guangzhou. Whether you’re a visitor to the city or a local looking to try something new, That’s Guangzhou has rounded up a selection of spots to visit over the course of this season’s Canton Fair. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for epic local eats, a healthy Western meal, a boozy night on the town, or even delicious Mexican food, this list has you covered! Read more.