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The 130th Canton Fair Will Be Held In Hybrid
2021/10/01

The 130 th Canton Fair will be held between October 15 and November 3 in an online and offline merged format. 16 product categories in 51 sections will be displayed and a rural vitalization zone will be designated both online and onsite to showcase featured products from these areas. The onsite exhibition will be held in 3 phases as usual, with each phase lasting for 4 days. The total exhibition area reaches 1.185 million m² and the number of standard booths around 60,000. Chinese representatives of overseas organizations and companies, as well as domestic buyers will be invited to attend the Fair. The online website will develop functions suitable for the onsite event and to bring more visitors to attend the physical Fair.

Since 2020, in the face of the raging global pandemic of coronavirus and severely battered global trade, the Canton Fair was moved online. This is a significant decision made by the Chinese government to coordinate the pandemic prevention and control and economic and social development. At the 129th Canton Fair, 26,000 Chinese and international exhibitors displayed products in live marketing and conducted online negotiation via virtual Canton Fair. Buyers from 227 countries and regions registered and visited the Fair; buyer source country reached a record high. The success of virtual Canton Fair blazed a new path of international trade development, and laid a solid foundation for online offline integrated development. With its role of an all-round platform of opening up given a better play. It showed the international community China’s resolution to expand opening up and safeguard the security of global supply and industrial chain.

Canton Fair was established in 1957. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People's Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre, it is held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou, China. Canton Fair is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers' source country and the greatest business turnover in China. Since its inception, the Canton Fair has been adhering to reform and innovation. It has withstood various challenges and never been interrupted. The Canton Fair enhances trade connection between China and the world, serves as the first and foremost platform to promote China's foreign trade, and a barometer of the foreign trade sector. It is the window, epitome and symbol of China's opening up.

Up to the 126th session, the accumulated export volume has amounted to about USD 1.4126 trillion and the total number of overseas buyers has reached 8.99 million. The exhibition area of each session totals 1.185 million m2 and the number of exhibitors from home and abroad stands at nearly 26,000. In each session, about 200,000 buyers attend the Fair from more than 210 countries and regions all over the world.

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