My first ever trip to China, and I find myself in the midst of the Canton Fair!
This video shows a few of the exhibits, as well as a look around downtown Guangzhou before and after the fair each day…
The Canton Fair (Chinese: 广交会) is a trade fair held in the spring and autumn seasons each year since the spring of 1957 in Canton (Guangzhou), China.
The Fair is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and People’s Government of Guangdong Province, and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre.
Its full name since 2007 has been China Import and Export Fair (中国进出口商品交易会), renamed from Chinese Export Commodities Fair (中国出口商品交易会), also known as Canton Fair (广州交易会), which abbreviation is 广交会.
The Fair is the largest trade fair in China . Among China’s largest trade fairs, it has the largest assortment of products, the largest attendance, and the largest number of business deals made at the fair. Like many trade fairs it has several traditions and functions as a comprehensive event of international importance.