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Getting your Buyer Card via Online Pre-application is your option

Gentle Reminder for Overseas Buyers

Getting your Buyer Card via Online Pre-application is your option.

The Buyer card is the only official admission to Canton Fair.

If you have got a Buyer 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 Buyer Card via Buyer E-Service Tool (BEST) on Canton Fair’s official website, before getting your card at the Overseas Buyers' Registration Offices (This is the BEST choice to get your First Free Badge)

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

★Please get your Entry Card 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 119th Session

Star

Sequence No.

Hotel Name

5

1

Garden Hotel Guangzhou

2

Dong Fang Hotel

3

Baiyun Hotel

4

China Hotel By Marriott Guangzhou

5

Jianguo Hotel Guangzhou

6

Chateau Star River Hotel

7

Grand International Hotel

8

Foshan Hotel

9

The Royal Mediterranean Hotel

10

The Westin Guangzhou

11

Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou

12

Phoenix Hotel Guangzhou

13

Regal Palace Hotel

14

The Westin Pazhou

15

Soluxe Hotel Guangzhou

16

Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre

17

Guangzhou Marriott Hotel Tianhe

18

Asia International Hotel

19

Four Points by Sheraton Dongpu-Guangzhou

20 Pullman Baiyun Airport Hotel

4

21

Hotel Landmark Canton

22

Star Hotel

23

Rosedale Hotel Guangzhou

24

Panyu Hotel

25

China Mayors Plaza

26

Guangdong Victory Hotel

27

Guangzhou Ocean Hotel

28

Ramada Plaza Guangzhou

29

Ramada Pearl Hotel Guangzhou

30

Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu

Phase I 
           Apr. /Oct.14,  8:30-20:00
           Apr. /Oct.15-17,  8:30-18:00
Phase II
           Apr. /Oct.22-23,  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 

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 Buyer 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 BuyerCard 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 BuyerCard 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, 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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