Go to the Fairs is a main way for buyers to meet different products and reliable suppliers nowadays. Fairs is playing an important role to connect buyers and sellers tightly for their trading business.

Among all the fairs in China, the most famous one is the Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair. It is a comprehensive international trade event with the longest history, the largest scale and the most complete variety of commodities with a total export volume of 1412.6 billion dollars. This Fair is held in Guangzhou twice a year and each Fair is divided into 3 phases with different products scope. Now it has become the most representative trade show in China.

China Fairs

While besides the Canton Fair, there are many other Fairs in China you are worth to know. For example: Yiwu International Commodities Fair, China International Import Expo (CIIE for short), China International Industry Fair (CIIF for short), etc. It will be frustrated if you attend a Fair but achieve nothing. So do some pre-work before you decide to make sure that you are attending the right fair: Learn the Fair information carefully, Documents preparation in advance, Flight and Hotel reservation, etc.

Here we will list some top China Fairs for your reference and guide you to find the most appropriate Fair for your business.

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Top Fairs in China

There are hundres of fairs event held every year in China, To find a good fairs which fit your needs for your products investigation and manufacture is highly important, and here below we introduce top 35 fairs from top 4 cities( Guangzhou, Yiwu, Shanghai, and Hongkong) in China, which may help u to save your time and expenses.

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Canton Fair

As the most worthwhile fair for sellers and buyers all over the world, Canton Fair is held in Guangzhou every spring and autumn. It is held in three phases with different products.

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Yiwu Fair

As the largest distribution of small commodities, there are many fairs held in Yiwu every year, such as Yiwu International Commodities Fair and Yiwu International Forest Product Fair.

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CPhI China

International Convention on Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Intermediates (CPhI) is the second largset pharma market in the world. It is held in Shanghai once a year.

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China Plas

International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries (ChinaPlas) is not only the largest plastics and rubber trade fair in Asia, but also widely recognized by the industry as the 2nd most influential exhibition in the world.

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CMEF China

The China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) is held twice a year in spring and autumn. It has become the largest professional procurement and trade expo of medical devices in Asia.

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China International Industry Fair

China International Industry Fair (CIIF) is the most influential international industry brand exhibition in China. It was built in 1999 and held in Shanghai once a year.

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BAUMA CHINA

International trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, construction vehicles and equipment (Bauma) is the world’s largest and probably most important trade fair for the builing industry.

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SIAL CHINA

Salon International de l’Alimentation (SIAL) China is the largest and biggest food innovation exhibition in the world. It is also Asia’s largest food and beverage innovation exhibition.

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Automechanika Shanghai

Automechanika Shanghai is organized by Messe Frankfurt, established in 2004. It is held every year and shows all elements of the automotive industry.

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Intertextile Shanghai

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is the leading and most comprehensive trade fair in China. It is organized by Messe Frankfurt, held in Shanghai twice a year.

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Jinhan Fair-for Home & Gifts

Jinhan Fair for Home & Gifts is the largest and most professional export trading expo in China. It takes place in Guangzhou, and is held twice a year in spring and autumn.

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China International Import Expo

China International Import Expo is the first dedicated import exhibition in the world. It is organized by Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, held once a year.

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FAQs About China Fairs

There are hundreds of fairs and exhibitions in China every year and each varies in size and scope. They take place at different time and different places. More details you can see : China Fair Guide. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
(http://ejet.net/china-fair)

Yes, almost all the China Trade fairs are free for register and buyer badge on their official online websites. And some costs happen when you “forget” to register and apply buyer badge on line, and have to register in the fair registration center.

Visiting a China fair is not an easy thing and we list 3 steps for you.

Step 1: do yourself a favour to get China Visa from your local China Embassy and register online in advance.

Step 2: book a hotel near the fair you want to vistit and check the traffic details from a fair website and download a map around.

Step 3: plan your days at the fair with the suppliers you want to see.

Well, the easiest way to attend China fairs is to ask EJET for help, EJET is the leading sourcing company in China, we will arrange your visiting trip to China for free.

You can attend different China fairs according to your needs. Many fairs are concentrated during spring season (April–May) and autumn season (September–October), so these two seasons are the best time suggested. What’s more, the weather in spring and autumn is cosier. You can also visit places of interest during your China visit.

Canton Fair is the biggest fair in China with the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and the greatest business turnover. It is a world famous trade fair held in spring and autumn seasons every year in Guangzhou.

Different kinds of fairs are held in different cities. For example, Canton Fair is held in Guangzhou while Intertextile Fair is in Shanghai. For more details you can check in China Trade Fair. (https://10times.com/china/tradeshows)

Yes, before visiting the fairs, you’d better register online in advance. All large scale trading fairs have their own official websites for register and buyer badges. If you “forget” to register online, some costs would heappen and you have to register in the fair registeration center. Anything unclear on register, please feel free to contact EJET and we will help you to get registered at zero cost.

The following documents are required for registration:

a. Paper Invitation Card or E-Invitation issued by Fairs

b. Personal documents

c. A recent photo with the size of 5cm X 4cm

d. Business Card

According to different industries, China fairs open in different time. And some fairs are held in spring and autumn seasons. For example, China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabric and Accessories is held in March (spring season) and in October (autumn season). If you want to know more of other fairs, you can see China Trade Shows. (https://10times.com/china/tradeshows)

Yes, it is necessary to apply an invitation online to attend China fairs and you can apply it in different ways, such as Buyer E-service Tool, China Foreign Trade Centre. If you have any question, please contact us freely and we will reply you as soon as possible.
(http://www.cantonfair.org.cn/html/cantonfair/en/buyer/2012-09/73.shtml http://www.cftc.org.cn/en/)

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1. Canton Fair

Brief Introduction:

As the most worthwhile China fairs for sellers and buyers all over the world, the Canton Fair is also known as the China Import and Export Fair is held in Guangzhou every spring and autumn in three phases.

It is a comprehensive international trade event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete variety of commodities, the largest number of buyers from the widest distribution of countries and regions, the best transaction effect, and reputation with the total export volume of 1412.6 billion dollars.

Canton Fair

Venue: China Import & Export Fair Complex (Guangzhou) China

Add: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China

Dates :

Phase 1: April/Oct. 15-19
Phase 2: April/Oct. 23-27
Phase 3: May 1-5, Oct.31 – Nov.4

Products Categories:

Electrical & Electronic Products, Industrial Products, Groceries, Ornaments, Gifts, Furniture, Textiles & Garments, Shoes, Office Supplies, Recreation Products and Cases & Bags, Medicines, Medical Devices, and Health Products, Food, International Pavilion

Exhibition space: 1185000 square meters

Business turnover: 59,018,000,000 USD

Exhibiting countries and regions: 427

Number of visitors: 381,469

Exhibitors: Over 25000

2. CHINA YIWU International Commodities (Standards) Fair

Brief Introduction:

CHINA YIWU International Commodities (Standards) Fair, well known as YIWU fair, was established in 1995. It is organized by the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Commerce. YIWU expo has been honored as “Best Management Fairs in China”, “Best Outcome Exhibition”, “Top Ten China fairs”, “Best Fair sponsored by the Government” and “Most Influential Brand Fairs”. The Yiwu Fair has become one of the largest, most influential, and most productive daily commodities fairs in China.

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Venue: Yiwu International Expo Center

Add: No. 59 East Zone Ze Road, Yiwu, China

Dates for 2020: 21st-25th, Oct 2020

Products Categories:

Consumer Goods, Household Articles, Stationery, Office Equipment, Applied Arts, Watches and Clocks, Jewellery, Toys, Gifts, Cosmetics, Electrical Engineering, Optical Instruments

Exhibition space: more than 100,000 square meters

Booth Nos: Over 3600

Number of trading countries and regions: more than 200 (25th session)

Number of visitors: 200,000(25th Session).

Exhibitors: Over 2000 (25th Session)

3. CPhI China-Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Intermediates

Brief Introduction:

International Convention on Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Intermediates(CPHI) -CPHI China 2020, organized by Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd, was established in 2001. CPhI China is the 2nd largest pharma market in the world to grow your business.

CPhI China

As the most comprehensive pharmaceutical exhibition in Asia and china fairs, CPhI China has been fostering international pharmaceutical business exchanges and leading market trends and technical innovations in the whole pharma industry.

With a global vision, CPhI China brings its greatest influences by creating a trading & sourcing platform, gathering quality suppliers, sharing cutting-edge knowledge, and building up an elite pharma professional network around the world.

Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)

Add: 2345 Longyang Rd, Shi Ji Gong Yuan, Pudong, Shanghai, China

Dates for 2020: 22nd-24th, June. 2020

Products Categories: Raw Material, Packaging, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical Industry

Exhibition space: more than 200,000 square meters

Number of visitors: 66,569 (19th Session).

Exhibitors: Over 3246 (19th Session)

4. CHINAPLAS-Plastics and Rubber Industries

Brief Introduction:

International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries (China Plas for short), was established in 1983, organized by Adsale Group, and approved by UFI in 2006. It is not only the largest plastics and rubber trade fair in Asia, but also widely recognized by the industry as the 2nd most influential exhibition in the world.

CPhI China

CHINAPLAS has become a distinguished sourcing and networking platform for the plastics and rubber industries and has contributed to their prosperous development and one of the very important china fairs.

Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Center, Hongqiao, Shanghai (NECC)

Add: No.333 Songze Avenue Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai, PR China

Dates for 2020: 21st-24th, April. 2020

Products Categories: Rubber & Rubber Products, Plastic & Plastic Products, Machinery & Equipment, Raw Materials, Auxiliaries

Exhibition space: more than 250,000 square meters

Exhibiting countries and regions: 46 (33rd Session )

Number of trading countries and regions: 159 (33rd Session )

Number of visitors: 163314 (overseas visitors more than 37170) (33rd Session )

Exhibitors: Over 3622 (33rd Session )

5. CMEF-The China International Medical Equipment Fair

Brief Introduction:

The China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF for short) was built in the year 1979 and is held twice every year in spring and autumn in Shanghai and Shenzhen, organized by Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE).

With 40 years of self-improvement and continuous development, the CMEF has become the largest professional procurement and trade expo of medical devices, related products and services in the Asia-Pacific region.

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CMEF is Asia Pacific’s comprehensive platform serving the entire value chain for the medical devices market with combination of products display, technological innovation, trading, learning and scientific exchange functions.

Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) (Spring Session)

Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre (SZCEC) (Autumn Session) (Not Final)

Add: No.333 Songze Avenue Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai, PR China ( Spring Session)

Fuhua 3rd Road, Shenzhen, China (Autumn Session)

Dates for 2020: 9th-12th, April. 2020 ( Spring Session)

19th-22nd, Oct. 2020 (Autumn Session)

Products Categories:

General Operation Instruments, Microsurgery Instruments, Neurosurgery Instruments, Ophthalmologic Instruments, Ear-nose-throat Instruments, Stomatological Operation Instruments, Thoracic-cardiovascular Surgical Instruments, Abdominal Surgery Instruments, Urinary and Anal Surgery Instruments, Orthopedic Instruments, Gynecologic Operation Instruments, Family-planning Operation Instruments, Injecting & Punctuating Instruments, Burn Treatment (Plastic Surgery) Instruments, General Diagnostic Instruments, Medical Electronic Devices and Equipment, Medical Optical Instruments and Endoscopes, Medical Ultrasonic Devices and Relative Equipment, Medical Laser Devices and Equipment, Medical High-frequency Devices and Equipment, Physical Treatment and Recovery Equipment, Chinese Medicine Instruments, Medical Magnetic Resonance Equipments, Medical x-ray Equipment, Medical x-ray Equipment Accessories and Parts, Medical High-Performance Radiation Equipments, Medical Nuclide Equipment, Medical Radiation Protection Tools & Apparatus,etc.

Exhibition space: more than 140,000 square meters (82nd sesseion)

Exhibiting countries and regions: more than 20(82nd sesseion)

Number of trading countries and regions: 100 (82nd sesseion)

Number of visitors: 220,000 (82nd sesseion)

Exhibitors: Over 7000 (82nd sesseion)

6. China International Industry Fair

Brief Introduction:

China International Industry Fair (CIIF for short) was built in the year 1999 and is held once a year. It is organized by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, Chinese Academy of Engineering, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, United Nations Industrial Development Organization and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government .

With over 20 years of implementing “professionalization, marketization, internationalization and branding”, as an UFI approved event, the CIIF has become the most influential international industry brand exhibition in China.

China International Industry Fair

Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai (NECC)

Add: No. 333 Songze Avenue Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai, PR China

Dates: 15-19th, Sept. 2020

Products Categories:

Fundamental Industries/Mining, Energy, Machinery, Industrial Technology/Machine tools, Metalworking,
Machinery, Industrial Technology/Manufacturing Technology& Engineering, Information, Recycling, Telecommunication/Telecommunication, Data Processing, Computer, Transportation, Logistics, Packing/Equipment& Supply for Automotive Services, Environment/Environmental Protection, Waste Disposal

Exhibition space: more than 280,000 square meters (21st session)

Number of visitors: 182,000 (21st sessions)

Exhibitors: Over 2610 (21st sesseion)

7. BAUMA CHINA

Brief Introduction:

International trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, construction vehicles and equipment (Bauma for short) is the world’s largest and probably most important trade fair for the builing industry.

BAUMA fair

Bauma China is organized by Messe Muenchen International and relevant Chinese and international industry associations, one partner of which is the VDMA (German engineering association). Established in 2002, Bauma China is held every 2 years and is open to trade visitors only.

Bauma is the world’s largest and probably most important china fairs for the building industries. As a member of Bauma Munich, Bauma China has become the largest and most important industry event in Asia.

Bauma China covers all aspects of construction sites, extraction, and processing of raw materials, production of building materials and components, and services for the construction industry. It becomes a gateway for international companies to China Market and for China enterprises to the global market.

Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)

Add: 2345 Longyang Road, Pudong New Area Shanghai P.R.C. 201204, Shanghai, China

Dates for 2020: 24-27th, Nov. 2020

Products Categories:

Aggregates, Asphalt production plants, Building site equipment, Cable laying equipment, Cable laying machinery, cement processing, Coking equipment, Concrete processing equipment, Concrete production plants, Concrete products processing, Construction equipment, Construction tools, Construction vehicles, Control equipment, Earth moving machinery, Fluid technology, Formwork, Hoists, Industrial safety, Industrial trucks, Lime processing, Measuring Equipment, Mortar processing equipment, Packaging equipment, Pipe laying equipment, Power transmission, Raw material extraction machinery, Raw material processing machinery, Road construction equipment, Road maintenance, Scaffolding, Screed manufacturing equipment, Special systems, Test equipment, Wearing parts, etc.

Exhibition space: more than 330,000 square meters (9th sesseion)

Exhibiting countries and regions: more than 38(9th sesseion)

Number of trading countries and regions: 143 (9th sesseion)

Number of visitors: 212,500(9th sesseion)

Exhibitors: Over 3350 (9th sesseion)

8. SIAL CHINA

Brief Introduction:

Salon International de l’Alimentation(SIAL for short), is the world’s largest and the biggest food innovation exhibition in the world. SIAL as one of China’s fairs is organized by Comexposium, established in 2000. SIAL China is an integral part of the SIAL Network.

With 20 years’ development, SIAL China sets the benchmark for overseas companies stepping into Asia and China providing valuable market insights, trends, and innovations of the regional food industry. It has become Asia’s largest food and beverage innovation exhibition.

SIAL

Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)

Add: 2345 Longyang Road, Pudong New Area Shanghai P.R.C. 201204, Shanghai, China

Dates for 2020: 13-15th, May. 2020

Products Categories:

Semi-finished food products and ingredients (packed in bulk), Dairy products, Eggs, Fresh meat and offals, Fresh poultry and game, Fresh and semi-preserved fish, molluscs and shellfish, fresh fruits and vegetables, Dried fruits, Horticulture, Confectionery, Biscuits, and pastry, Cured and salted meat, Delicatessen, Home meal replacement, Preserved and canned foods, Pet foods, Frozen products, Organic products, Health food, and diet products, Baby food, Grocery products, Wines & spirits, Other alcoholic beverages, Non-alcoholic beverages, Equipment, Technologies and contract processing, Services

Exhibition space: more than199,500 square meters (20th sesseion)

Exhibiting countries and regions: more than 70 (20th sesseion)

Number of visitors: 117595(20th sesseion)

Exhibitors: Over 4300 (20th sesseion)

9. Automechanika Shanghai

Brief Introduction:

Automechanika is one of the most important successful China fairs as a trading expo brand of Messe Frankfurt with a worldwide presence. Automechanika Shanghai is a unique and most important part of the “Automechanika” brand.

Automechanika Shanghai is organized by Messe Frankfurt(HK) Ltd, established in 2004. It is held every year and shows all elements of the automotive industry including spare parts, repair, electronics and systems, accessories and tuning, recycling, disposal, and service.

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With more than 10 years’ rapid improvements, Automechanika Shanghai has become the largest automotive after sales services expo in Asia, second largest Automechanika brand fairs in the world after Frankfurt in Germany.

Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), China

Add: No.333 Songze Avenue Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai, PR China

Dates: 2nd-5th, Dec. 2020

Products Categories:

Parts & components, Electronics & connectivity, Accessories & customizing, Diagnostics & maintenance, Dealer & workshop management, Car wash & care, Alternative drive systems & fuels, REIFEN (Tyres & Wheels), Body & paint, Mobility as a service & autonomous driving, Others

Exhibition space: more than 360,000 square meters (2019 15th sesseion)

Exhibiting countries and regions: more than 140 (2019 15th sesseion)

Number of visitors: 160,000(2019 15th session)

Exhibitors: Over 6320 (2019 15th sesseion)

10. Intertextile Shanghai

Brief Introduction:

InterTextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics (previously known as InterTextile Shanghai Fair) is the leading and most comprehensive China international trade fair for apparel fabrics and accessories in the world.

Intertextile Shanghai

Held in Shanghai twice a year since 1995, in Spring and Autumn, it is organized by Messe Frankfurt. With cooperation from Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT and China Textile Information Centre, it is the world’s most important destination for sourcing fabrics and accessories!

Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), China

Add: No. 333 Songze Avenue Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai, PR China

Dates: 11-13th, March. 2020( Spring Edition)
25-27th, Sept. 2020 ( Autumn Edition)

Products Categories:

Cotton, Wool, Silk, Linen, Ramie, Man-made, Knitted, Coated, Jacquard fabrics, Lingerie & Swimwear fabrics, Functional fabrics, Printing / Digital printing, Fibres & yarns, Embroidery & lace, Accessories, Textile-related CAD/CAM/CIM technology, Design & Styling agencies, Fashion & Textile trade publications

Exhibition space: more than 160,000 square meters (2019 Autumn sesseion)

Exhibiting countries and regions: more than 110 (2019 Autumn sesseion)

Number of visitors: 94661(2019 Autumn session)

Exhibitors: Over 3273 (2019 Autumn sesseion)

11. Jinhan Fair for Home & Gifts

Brief Introduction:

Jinhan Fair for Home & Gifts ( JINHAN FAIR for short ) is organized by Guangzhou Poly Jinhan Exhibition Co., Ltd. Established in 2000, the fair has been held successfully in Guangzhou for 40 sessions already. It is held twice a year like Canton Fair, in spring and autumn every year. It is the largest and most professional export trading expo on the professional sector of home & gifts, and also the only UFI approved export trading fair for home & gifts in China.

Jinhan Fair-for Home & Gifts

Venue: Poly World Trade Center Expo, Guangzhou (Opposite to Area B, Beside Area C of Canton Fair)

Add: Xingang East Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou City, 1000, China

Dates for 2020: 21st-27th,April ,2020(The Spring Session)
21st-27th, Oct, 2020(The Autumn Session)

Products Categories( Spring and Autumn Sessions are same products categories)

  • Home Decoration: Lightings, Picture frames, Posters and art prints, Contemporary arts & crafts, Home accessories;
  • Decorative Furniture: Living room furniture, Dining room furniture, Bedroom furniture;
  • Outdoor and Gardening Series: Outdoor furnitures, Garden accessories, Outdoor articles;
  • Textiles & Homeware: Textiles, Baskets & Wickerwork;
  • Kitchen & Dining: Porcelain /Ceramics, Glassware Metalware; Other material products;
  • Seasonal Decorations: Ornamental flowers, plants,and trees, Festive decorations, Christmas and advent Seasonal decorations, Floristics and ornamental accessories;
  • Fragrances & Personal Care: Room fragrances, Wellness & personal care;
  • Souvenirs & Giftware: Paper products, Souvenirs, Smoker’s accessories;
  • Toys & Stationeries: Toys & children’s equipment, Stationeries;

Exhibition space: 85,000sq.m

Number of trading countries and regions: 160 (40th Session).

Number of visitors: 50,000 (40th Session).

Exhibitors: 900(40th Session)

12. China International Import Expo

Brief Introduction:

The China International Import Expo (CIIE for short) is the first dedicated import exhibition in the world, major initiative of the Chinese government to firmly support trade liberalization and economic globalization and opens the market to the world, organized by Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, taking place an annual basis.

China International Import Expo

CIIE offers an important platform for companies to display their products, popularize their brands and find more business partners in the world.

Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), China

Add: No.333 Songze Avenue Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai, PR China

Dates: 5-11th, Nov. 2020

Products Categories:

Country Pavilion for Trade & Investment Consumer Electronics & Appliances Apparel, Accessories & Consumer Goods Automobiles High-end Intelligent Equipment Food & Agricultural Products Medical Equipment & Health Care Products Trade in Services

Exhibition space: more than 270,000 square meters (2019 2nd sesseion)

Business turnover: 57,830,000,000 USD

Exhibiting countries and regions: 151(2019 2nd sesseion)

Number of visitors: more than 400,000(2019 2nd sesseion)

Exhibitors: Over 3617 (2019 2nd sesseion)