Well, it’s finally here. To celebrate the 124th Canton Fair, I am launching our free eBook on “The Ultimate Guide to Trade Fairs in China (with Focus on Canton Fair)”
Download it for free: “The Ultimate Guide to Trade Fairs in China With a Focus on the Canton Fair”.
This 120+ Page eBook is designed to help you decide if Canton Fair is right for you and help you prepare and plan for it so that you can maximize your return from a visit to the Canton Fair.
This eBook addresses a lot of the questions that I get via email from clients and visitors to the blog and our website.
Most of these inquiries relate to the same key issues: traveling to the fair, hotels, food, tips on finding the right suppliers, shortlisting suppliers at the fair, etc.
The bi-annual fair season is here once again with the Canton Fair & Global
Sources Show starting in a couple of days.
If you are an Amazon Seller, this is also time for the Bi-Annual Global Sources Amazon Summit as well as the Cross-Border Summit.
(You can use the code A2M100 to get a $100 discount at the Global Sources Summit and code tsb9931 for a 20% discount at the Cross Border Summit)
I have written about trade shows in China a fair bit, for e.g. Here and Here. I have also written a couple of eBooks on the Subject, one focused on the Canton Fair in Guangzhou and the other focused on The Global Sources Show that takes place in Hong Kong.
China Import and Export Fair -by Taro Taylor from Sydney, Australia
We have a lot of existing and new clients visiting our office every time the Canton Fair is on. Quite a number of them are taking some time off the hustle and bustle of the fair for a one-on-one consultation
that we offer for free at this time. Every year during these meetings, one of the questions that many importers, especially new importers tend to ask, goes something like this:
“I have heard there are lots of trading companies at the Canton Fair, how do I ensure I am dealing with genuine manufacturers only.”
This question stems from the belief that it is better to deal with manufacturers than traders. This is true in many cases, however, under many circumstances, it is better to deal with traders than manufacturers but that’s a whole post in itself so I will leave that for another day.
With the help of this post, however, I would like to share some pointers an importer can use to differentiate between manufacturers and traders at most Chinese sourcing fairs and not just the Canton Fair. But before you book your China ticket, you may want to make sure if Canton Fair is right for you.