If you are looking to promote your business in Guangzhou, then Canton Fair is the best event. The trade show is the largest event that is organized in Guangzhou China and is the best platform that showcases China trade. Therefore, it becomes very essential for all business owners to participate in this event, if they want to promote their business in Guangzhou, in particular, or in China as a whole.
Given that the Canton Fair is one of the most important events that’s organized in Guangzhou, there are certain formalities that need to be fulfilled in order to attend it successfully. Firstly, it is important to obtain an invitation for attending the fair. This can be obtained from a variety of sources including the Foreign Liaison Department of CECF, The Economic & Commercial Counselor’s office (Section) of the Embassy (Consulate) of P. R. China, and The Local Representative Offices of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), amongst many others. It is important to provide details of your company like the name, address, fax and telephone numbers, email etc in order to obtain these invitation applications. For those business owners staying and conducting businesses abroad, it is important to apply for such invitations at least two months in advance.
It is pertinent to note that a business owner can visit the Fair without invitation but it requires a registration in advance, which includes a service charge and is valid for a period of only 12 days. While this is possible, it is not advisable, given the huge number of people attending the Canton Fair. Once the application is duly filled and sent within the deadline, which is 30th March for the Spring session and 30th September for the Autumn one, the businessperson can expect the invitation card by post. This card is valid for three people from the same business house.
Once you get your invitation, the next step is to get your visa for arriving in China and visiting the Canton Fair. After getting your visa, it is always advisable to book your hotel accommodations well in advance so that you do not have to pay exorbitant amounts. It is important to note that during the Canton Fair, hotels hike their rates by nearly 400%. So, booking your hotels in advance will help you avoid paying such exorbitant rates.
Finally, get yourself registered with the Canton Fair by submitting your invitation card, personal papers like your passport, business card and a recent photo. Registration will ensure that you get a visitor’s pass, which is absolutely essential for those wanting to enter the Canton Fair grounds.