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Top 10 Trade Fairs in China

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Chinese trade fairs are becoming more and more important as the size of the economy increases and the manufacturing technology level continuously improves. Made-in-China products become increasly attractive because of better quality and good price. Each year, hundreds of thousands of business people travel to China and attend the conferences from all over the world hoping to source or sell needed products and looking for potential business opportunities.

To help the oversea buyers, who are importing from China, to attend the right fair in China, we summarize our experiences and write this blog. Our information about China's top 10 trade shows includes official website, city, pavilion location, featured products, frequency, dates and exhibitors.

the canton fair

1. The Canton Fair
 The Canton Fair, has another famous name of China Import and Export Fair. It is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and autumn since 1957. Canton Fair is such a great conference with the longest history and the complete exhibit variety in China. It has more than 24,000 exhibitors per session.
 
Official website: www.cantonfair.org.cn
City: Guangzhou
Pavilion location: 382 Middle Yuejiang Rd, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, China
Featured products: almost all commodities you can imagine.
Frequency: Twice each year. Spring session and Autumn session.
Dates for 2018: The Spring Session: April 15–19 (Phase 1), April 23–27 (Phase 2), May 1–5 (Phase 3)
Exhibitors: about 24,000 per session and 60,000 booths

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 
2. Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition is the most influential and comprehensive Lighting and LED trade show in Asia. You can find everything about lighting here.
 
Official website: guangzhou-international-lighting-exhibition.hk.messefrankfurt.com
City: Guangzhou
Pavilion location: 382 Middle Yuejiang Rd, Haizhou District, Guangzhou, China
Featured products: LED, lighting products, lighting accessories, LED packaging components, optical component, electronic components, measurement equipment, LED display and signage, LED packaging equipment, testing equipment.
Frequency: Once each year
Dates for 2018: Jun 9 – Jun 12
Exhibitors: 25,000+ exhibitors
Exhibition Area: 180,000 gross sqm
 
Shanghai New International Expo Center

3. R+T Asia
R+T Asia is the leading trade fair in Asia for doors, gates, roller shutters, windows and sun protection systems. R+T Asia offers great summits with industry experts that give visitors and exhibitors a better understanding of the market and the latest trends.


Official website: rtasia.org/en/
City: Shanghai

Pavilion location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre, 2345 Longyang Rd, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China
Featured products: roller shutters, doors, gates, window covering, internal sun protection solutions, external sun shading systems
Frequency: Once each year
Dates for 2018: Mar 20 – Mar 22
Exhibitors: 6,000+ exhibitors
Exhibition Area: 50,000 gross sqm
 
 
4. Automechanika Shanghai

Automechanika Shanghai is established in 2004.  Now it already became the world’s second largest Automechanika trade fair for automotive parts, equipment, accessories and services.

 

Official website: automechanika-shanghai.hk.messefrankfurt.com
City: Shanghai
Pavilion location: National Exhibition and Convention Center, No.333 Songze Avenue, Qingpu District, Shanghai, China
Featured products: vehicle parts, chassis, Electrics parts, electronics parts, electronic control, Design Refinement Systems, tuning parts, Bodywork Repair, Dealer Management Systems, Vehicle Exchange Marts, Vehicle Inspection Services, Dealership Marketing, Service Station Equipment, Car Care systems.
Frequency: Once each year
Dates for 2018: Nov 29 – Dec 02
Exhibitors: 6,000+ exhibitors
Exhibition Area: 330,000 gross sqm
 
 
5. Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics show is the world’s best and largest trade shows for apparel fabrics and accessories. Buyer can find everything of cotton, wool, silk products here.

Official website: www.intertextileapparel.com/
City: Shanghai
Pavilion location: National Exhibition and Convention Center, No.333 Songze Avenue, Qingpu District, Shanghai, China
Featured products: cotton, silk, linen, wool, ramie, man-made, coated, knitted, Printed fabrics, swimwear fabrics, Embroidery Accessories.
Frequency: twice each year. March (Spring Edition) and October (Autumn Edition).
Dates for 2018: Mar 14 – Mar 16
Exhibitors: 3,500+ exhibitors
Exhibition Area: 187,000 gross sqm

 Domotex Asia/Chinafloor Fair
6. Domotex Asia/Chinafloor

DOMOTEX Asia/CHINAFLOOR is the second largest flooring trade exhibition in the world. It’ a leading flooring trade exhibition in Asian Pacific. It brings numerous business opportunities for exhibitors from 100+ countries each year.

Official website: www.domotexasiachinafloor.com
City: Shanghai
Pavilion location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre, 2345 Longyang Rd, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China
Featured products: wood flooring, Resilient Flooring, carpets, rugs, ceramic tiles, ceramic stones
Frequency: Once each year
Dates for 2018: Mar 20 – Mar 22
Exhibitors: 1,400+ exhibitors
Exhibition Area: 140,000 gross sqm

 
7. Bakery China

Bakery China is the leading event for the bakery and confectionery market in Asia Pacific. It’s held in Shanghai annually.

Official website: www.bakerychina.com/en/index.jhtml
City: Shanghai
Pavilion location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre, 2345 Longyang Rd, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China
Featured products: baking ovens, pasta making equipments, fermenting tools, ice cream making devices, refrigeration units, Baking ingredients, air conditioning machines, refrigeration units, measurement tools
Frequency: Once each year
Dates for 2018: May 9 – May 12
Exhibitors: 2,100+ exhibitors
Exhibition Area: 183,000 gross sqm

 

8. Yarn Expo
Yarn Expo is a leading trade show worldwide for cotton, wool, silk and yarns etc. The exhibition provides a wonderful chance for overseas buyers to gain access to some of the leading domestic suppliers in the industry and to get the latest trend.


Official website: www.yarnexpo.com.cn/
City: Shanghai
Pavilion location: National Exhibition and Convention Center, No.333 Songze Avenue, Qingpu District, Shanghai, China
Featured products: cotton, silk, wool, flax, ramie, manmade fibers, specialty fibers, manmade yarns, blends yarns, natural yarns, blends yarns, fancy yarns, elastic yarns etc.
Frequency: Twice each year
Dates for 2018: Spring session: Mar 14 – Mar 16. Autumn session: Oct 11 – Oct 13
Exhibitors:  320+ exhibitors
Exhibition Area: 11,500 gross sqm
 
 China beauty Expo
9. China Beauty Expo

The China Beauty Expo is the most famous and largest beauty & personal care trade show in China. It’s an conference that both cosmetics and personal care industry are keen to because that so many beauty & personal care products are exhibited. International top brands come to this fair in large numbers.

There you also can find many small scale factories which provide OEM services for top brands. From them you can purchase products with good quality and good price.

Official website: www.chinabeautyexpo.com/en/homepage.html
City: Shanghai
Pavilion location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre, 2345 Longyang Rd, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China
Featured products: skin care, facial care, Beauty equipment, SPA products, body care, fitness machine, slimming equipment, Body shapers nail care, nail art, foot care, perfumes, cosmetics products, Hair care products (Shampoo and Conditioner, Color, Perm, Hair styling products), ,mirror, shower equipment, health machine and so on
Frequency: Once each year
Dates for 2018: May 22 – May 24
Exhibitors:  3,500+ exhibitors
Exhibition Area: 260,500 gross sqm
 
 Kitchen and bath fair in China
10. Kitchen & Bath China

Kitchen & Bath China is the largest trade show in China for the products of furniture and furnishing systems for kitchen & bath.

Official website: www.kbc2017.com
City: Shanghai
Pavilion location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre, 2345 Longyang Rd, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China
Featured products: : oven, grid, microwave equipment, juice press, food processing machines, coffee machines, freezing cabinet, kitchen facilities, traditional household products, electrical household appliance, hood & extractor, cooking hob, laundry appliance, utensils
Frequency: Once each year
Dates for 2018: Jun 05 – Jun 08
Exhibitors:  3,300+ exhibitors
Exhibition Area: 230,500 gross sqm
 
As a sourcing agent, we visit exhibitions every week in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen or Beijing to find more and more suitable & reliable manufacturers, to find new products with good price and good quality. There are so many trade fairs every day in different city. Some of them have many great manufacturers while the others just get very less. Hope this article is helpful for you.