Canton Fair Calendar Schedule and Events



Rock This Year’s Canton Fair

Events & Meetup Schedule For What’s Happening In Guangzhou, Hong Kong, And Shenzhen During The Trade Show Season

 

 

Everyone knowns if you want to find the factories and suppliers for your business, stopping by Canton Fair should happen at least once in your lifetime. But don’t just go to the fairs, there are tons of meetups and networking opportunities as well.

We at Global From Asia want to help you maximize your time at the Canton Fair.

Below are some meetups and events that we have kept track of. If you see once that are missing – please contact us.

 

Schedule for Fall 2017

Looking for the schedule of phases and events for the Autumn Canton Fair? Taking place during the whole month of October each year, we have that plus more relevant events for your product sourcing trip in China.

Download the Schedule as PDF for Free!

I remember how troublesome it was to get internet while on the road for Canton Fair! So we are giving away this schedule as a PDF – for free – not even asking for your email. Just save it on your laptop and use it as an ongoing reference during your travels during the trade show season (you’re welcome, heh!).

 

October 11-14, 2017

October 13-16, 2017

√  ElectronicAsia (concurrent with HKTDC above) In Hong Kong

October 15 – 19, 2017

October 17-19, 2017

√ Global Sources Smart China Sourcing Summit In Hong Kong Use coupon code M50ML is valid for the April Summit ticket purchasers get a US$50 discount

October 18-21, 2017

√  Global Sources Phase 2, Home and Gift and Mobile Electronics In Hong Kong, Asia World Expo (next to Airport)

October 20-23, 2017

√  Mega Show, , Part 1 Series (gift, premium,
kitchenware, toys & games, baby industries) In Hong Kong, Wanchai district

October 23-27, 2017

√  Canton Fair Phase 2, Home and Gift In Guangzhou, China

Oct 25, 2017

√  Amazon FBA meetup, round 1 In Guangzhou, China

Oct 26-29, 2017

√  HKTDC Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo, Fall Edition In Hong Kong, Wanchai District

Oct 27-29, 2017

√  Mega Show, , Part 2 Series (giftware, fashion,
textiles, bathroom industries) In Hong Kong

Thurs Oct 26 – 27, 2017

√  China Trip to Hua Qiang Bei A GFA EVENT Travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen

Fri Oct 27, 2017

√  CBM (Cross Border Matchmaker), full day event BY GFA – Global From Asia In Hua Qiang Bei district, Shenzhen, China

October 27-30, 2017

October 31 – November 4, 2017

Oct TBD, 2017

√  Amazon FBA meetup, round 2 In Guangzhou

More to be added

√  We are months away, more events will come for sure! contact us to submit an event!

 

Already preparing for the next one?

We will also be keeping the next Canton Fair calendar of events below, rotating between Fall and Spring every half year.

Schedule for Spring 2018

Looking for the schedule of phases and events for the Spring Season Canton Fair? Taking place in April and a bit of May each year, we have that plus more relevant events for your product sourcing trip in China.

Download the Schedule as PDF for Free!

 

April 6-9, 2018

April 11-14, 2018

April 13 – 16, 2018

April 15 – 19, 2018

April 17-19, 2018

√ Global Sources Smart China Sourcing Summit In Hong Kong Use coupon code M50ML is valid for the April Summit ticket purchasers get a US$50 discount

April 19, 2018

√  CBM (Cross Border Matchmaker), full day event BY US – Global From Asia In Hua Qiang Bei district, Shenzhen, China

April 20-21, 2018

√  Cros Border Summit 2018 (CBS), our annual Global From Asia summit In Shenzhen, China

April 18-21, 2018

April 23-27, 2018

√  Canton Fair Phase 2, Home and Gift In Guangzhou, China

April 27-30, 2018

May 1 – May 5, 2018

√  Canton Fair Phase 3, Clothing, Office In Guangzhou, China

More to be added

√  We are months away, more events will come for sure! contact us to submit an event!

 
 

Need Help Registering for Canton Fair?

In our GFA Marketplace, we have freelancers who are on call to help you register online before flying all the way to the Canton Fair

Get help registering for the fair now!

Also Canton Fair tour guides too!

We also have some insights on regular events that happen every season or year below:

Coming to The Canton Fair? Don’t Just Go The The Shows – Tap Into These Events

Flying from overseas for the bi-annual Canton Fair? I remember my first trek to China for these trade shows back in 2007 – and it was amazing. Back then, though, it was JUST the trade shows (which is a lot already) – but nowadays there are more and more networking opportunities.

You have come out all this way for the trade shows and factory visits, so why not maximize the trip and get some learning and networking in?

Today we’ll talk about a few of the growing networking and learning events during the Canton Fair trade show season.

Global Sources Smart China Sourcing Summit

Every trade show season, the team at Global Sources has put together an action packed speaker series event at their Global Source Show. Titled “Smart China Sourcing Summit” it covers topics from Amazon FBA to sourcing and supply chain. All the tools and tactics you need in order to grow your manufacturing business into an e-commerce powerhouse. I spoke at the first one in April 2016 and met some amazing business people from around the world. Each time is growing and is definitely worth checking out.

Use coupon code M50ML is valid for the April Summit ticket purchasers get a US$50 discount
Www.globalsources.com/summit

Enter China Canton Fair Meetup

(disclosure, I’m an equity partner of this membership site) Each Canton Fair the members of Enter China get together for networking and learning. Geared towards “boots on the ground entrepreneurs” this is a members-only event for getting to know others in your shoes, as well as talk to more experienced members about how to grow their product based business from China.

Www.enterchina.co/meetup

Amazon FBA4U Canton Fair Networking

Chris Davey (who has been on the Global From Asia podcast a couple times now! Episodes China sourcing skills for Amazon, episode 114 and One year later selling on Amazon FBA from China, episode 164) has been putting together informal “happy hour” style gatherings at the Canton Fair, two evening networking events each Canton Fair season, in Phase 1 and 2 (see schedule above). These events are simple and fun ways to network with other Amazon FBA sellers at the Canton Fair.

Our Cross Border Summit

(each April trade show season) – Global From Asia’s official yearly conference, titled “Cross Border Summit” we kicked off our first one in April 2016 and have it yearly each April. It started as so many of our readers and listeners were traveling to China for the trade shows and wanted to get together that we had to get something going! In between the Canton Fair and Global Sources Show – we host it in Shenzhen to have a quality, English language business event about “going both ways” – that is – importing into China, as well as exporting from China – on the e-commerce / online business way. If you like our podcast and blog, and want to engage with others who also enjoy it, attending this conference is a great way to do so, as well as contribute back to the cause!

Www.globalfromasia.com/crossbordersummit

Want To Know This Season’s Meetup and Networking Schedule?

There are other events that come and go during the trade show season, and each round of trade shows, we update a dedicated page with the full schedule and current links to these events and more – check it out at www.globalfromasia.com/cantonfair (higher up on this page, updated regularly!)

Missing Any Events? Let Us Know

We want to include any and all events happening during this busy trade show season. It is so amazing to see more networking and business events spewing from the traditional trade show “hustle”. Whether you choose to come to our Cross Border Summit, or choose another, we do strongly suggest putting your “networking hat” on and participating in some events in addition to the trade shows.

 
 

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American internet entrepreneur in China, Asia, and Hong Kong. Helping companies do business globally from Asia