China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC), a government-sponsored institution affiliated to Ministry of Commerce of PRC, is responsible for organizing China Import and Export Fair (also known as the Canton Fair). And it also hosts or organizes various kinds of exhibitions and expos besides running Canton Fair, such as China (Guangzhou/Shanghai) International Furniture Expo, China (Guangzhou) International Building Decoration Fair (CBD Fair (Guangzhou)), International Building and Construction Trade Fair (CBD Fair (Shanghai)), China (Guangzhou) Automobile Exhibition. At the meantime, CFTC boasts for having and operating the modern Canton Fair Complex in Pazhou Island of Haizhu District which is the biggest in Asia and one of the largest in the world in term of size. Moreover CFTC plays a dominant role in China’s exhibition industry for its professional exhibition experience and service as well as outstanding performance for 60 years.
China Foreign Trade Centre (Group), a business entity affiliated to China Foreign Trade Centre, mainly organizes large and specialized exhibitions, operates the Canton Fair Complex, and manages National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai) through a joint venture. It also covers business such as e-commerce, advertising, import and export, tourism, hotel, restaurant, property etc. through its subsidiary, holding company, or joint-stock company.
In 2015, the revenue of China Foreign Trade Centre (Group) ranks among the top 3 among the world’s exhibition companies; the area of exhibitions held in Guangzhou and Shanghai venues reaches 10.13 million m2 (including the Canton Fair), topping the world’s exhibition facilities. The Canton Fair has become world’s largest trade fair, with many of its indexes leading the world; it is committed to become one of the best shows in the world. Home shows such as China International Furniture Fair and CBD Fair are world famous shows and brands. China Foreign Trade Centre (Group), based in Guangzhou, has established Shanghai office and is ready to cover the entire China. It is devoted to drive China’s exhibition industry to shift from big to strong and enhance the international influence and voice of China’s exhibition industry.