If you missed the largest sourcing trade show in the world, the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair 2023), let us take you on a virtual tour with our Founder and CEO Ben Kong and our China Operations Team. The Spring session of the Canton Fair 2023 was held from April 15 to May 5, 2023, and over 250,000 people attended.
The fair is divided into three phases, each showcasing different categories of items.
Phase 1 – April 15 to April 19, 2023 – Electronics, household electrical appliances, hardware and tools, and building materials.
Phase 2 – April 23 to April 27, 2023 – Consumer goods, gifts, and home decorations.
Phase 3 – May 1 to May 5, 2023 – Textiles, garments, apparel, shoes, and office supplies.
When the Linton team arrived onsite during Phase 1, we found it quite interesting that our US Accounts team could obtain access badges at no cost, while our Chinese team had to pay about $50 a day to acquire their Buyer’s badges. If you plan to attend the Autumn session, pre-register yourself and your team on the official Canton Fair website.
Entering the massive complex of the convention, we found ourselves enveloped by dozens of Exhibition Sections and tens of thousands of exhibitor booths. Here are some of the interesting and not-so-interesting takeaways.
In summary, the Canton Fair provides a great opportunity to reconnect with suppliers, meet new ones, and explore new ideas. Additionally, engaging with attendees can lead to some entertaining stories. We invite you to schedule a call with us to hear our detailed takeaways and humble opinions regarding your products or ideas.