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Getting your entry badge via IC Card Online Pre-application is your option

The following information is for reference only. The 116th Canton Fair information will be available soon.  

Gentle Reminder for Overseas Buyers

Getting your entry badge via IC Card Online Pre-application is your option.

The Buyer badge (IC Card) is the only official admission to Canton Fair.

If you have got a Buyer’s IC Card, please pay attention to the following information: The Badge is valid for multiple sessions of the Fair, which ensures your entrance to the Fair directly and saves your time with an easy access. If you forgot to bring or lose it, re-application will cost you 200 RMB/card as service fee. The previous badge will be invalid right after re-application, please ensure the badge you wear is the newest.

1.How to Register

The registration peak hour usually occurs at 9:30am to 12:00am on April 15, April 23, May 1 (Spring session) and October 15, October 23, November 1 (Autumn session). To save your time queuing up at the fairground, three ways to register are recommended:

★Please pre-apply for the Badge via Buyer E-Service Tool (BEST) on Canton Fair’s official website, before getting your IC card at the Overseas Buyers' Registration Offices (This is the BEST choice to get your First Free Badge)

★Please get your Badge at appointed hotels in Guangzhou and nearby area.

★Please get your Badge at Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office

2. When and Where to Register

Canton Fair is held two sessions a year; one is in Spring, the other in Autumn. And every session is separated into 3 phases.

(1) Four Overseas Buyers' Registration Offices set up in China Import and Export Fair Complex (map):

Phase I
    Apr./Oct.14, 10:30-18:00
    Apr./Oct. 15-18,  8:30-18:00
    Apr. /Oct.19,  8:30-16:00

Phase II
    Apr./Oct. 23-26,  8:30-18:00
    Apr. /Oct.27,  8:30-16:00

Phase III
    In Spring: May 1-4, 8:30-18:00,May 5, 8:30-14:00
    In Autumn: Oct. 31-Nov.3, 8:30-18:00, Nov. 4, 8:30-14:00

(2) Overseas Buyers' Registration Office in appointed hotels 

Overseas Buyer’s Registration Offices in Appointed Hotels of the 115th Session

Star

Sequence No.

Hotel Name

5

1

Garden Hotel Guangzhou

2

Dong Fang Hotel

3

Chimelong Hotel

4

Baiyun Hotel

5

China Hotel By Marriott Guangzhou

6

Jianguo Hotel Guangzhou

7

Chateau Star River Hotel

8

Grand International Hotel

9

Foshan Hotel

10

The Royal Mediterranean Hotel

11

The Westin Guangzhou

12

Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou

13

Phoenix Hotel Guangzhou

14

Regal Palace Hotel

15

The Westin Pazhou

16

Grand Royal Hotel

17

Soluxe Hotel Guangzhou

18

Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre

19

Guangzhou Marriott Hotel Tianhe

20

Asia International Hotel

21

Four Points by Sheraton Dongpu-Guangzhou

22

InterContinental Foshan

4

23

Hotel Landmark Canton

24

Star Hotel

25

Rosedale Hotel Guangzhou

26

Panyu Hotel

27

China Mayors Plaza

28

Guangdong Victory Hotel

29

Guangzhou Ocean Hotel

30

Ramada Plaza Guangzhou

31

Ramada Pearl Hotel Guangzhou

32

Pullman Baiyun Airport Hotel

33

Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu

Phase I 
           Apr. /Oct.14-15,  8:30-20:00
           Apr. /Oct. 16-17,  8:30-18:00
Phase II
           Apr. /Oct.22-23,  8:30-20:00
           Apr. /Oct.24, 8:30-18:00
Phase III
          In Spring: Apr. 30-May 1,  8:30-18:00;     May 2,  8:30-14:00
          In Autumn: Oct. 30-31, 8:30-18:00;     Nov.1, 8:30-14:00

(3)Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 12:30pm & 2pm to 5pm; Closed on Saturday, Sunday and in Hong Kong Public Holidays 

(During the 115th session of Canton Fair , the office will be opened as usual on 12th, 13th, 18th to 21st, 26th & 27th April, 2014)

3. The Brief Flow Chart of Overseas Buyers’ Registration Centers in the Fair Complex


Guide for Overseas Buyers’ Registration

4. Registration Notice

Overseas buyers should provide requested documents to get registered.

Buyers Categories

Documents Requested

Registration Venues

Notes

Buyers with Online Pre-application

a.Return Receipt of Online Pre-application issued by the Fair; b. Originals of Valid Personal Overseas Documents(please see notes for more details)

a. Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex

b. Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office  OR

 c. the appointed hotels

 

The first IC card is free of charge.

Buyers from Foreign Countries, H.K.SAR, Macau SAR or Taiwan Province

a. Originals of Valid Personal Overseas Documents(please see notes for more details);b. A Most Recent Passport Photo; c.Business Card

Service Fee:1. Buyers with invitation: the first IC card is free;2.New Buyers without invitation:100RMB/Person;3.Re-application:200RMB/Person.

 

Chinese Living and Working Abroad

a. Originals of Valid Personal Overseas Documents(please see notes for more details);b. A Most Recent Passport Photo; c.Business Card

Service Fee:

1. Buyers with invitation: the first IC card is free;2.New Buyers without invitation:100RMB/Person;3.Re-application:200RMB/Person.

Buyer Badge of personnel working abroad with employment visa valid for more than 1 year needs to be activated every six sessions /three years by presenting personal ID documents.

Notes:

1. Valid personal overseas documents include: Overseas passport, H.K./ Macao Home-return Permit or Permanent I.D. Card, Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate, Permanent Resident Permit of Foreign Countries or a Chinese passport with overseas employment visa valid for over one year.

2. The size of the passport photo is 5cm X 4cm.

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