Large venue for large exhibition
Until 2015 (opening of the National Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai), the China Import & Export Fair Complex was the largest exhibition center in China and Asia and offers a hall area of 338,000 sqm spread over 16 halls. Twice a year, in spring and autumn, the cross-industry import and export exhibition, the Canton Fair, is held on the exhibition grounds by the Ministry of Commerce. It is the oldest trade fair in China (founded in 1957) and a must for buyers from all over the world.
A must-attend event for the food industry is the International Food Exhibition (IFE), which is held annually in conjunction with other trade fairs such as Water Expo, International Exhibition for the Drinking Water Industry. Around 130,000 trade visitors from almost 40 countries use this international marketplace to find out about the latest technologies and solutions presented by around 1,800 exhibitors.