Trade fairs in China – fall 2024

Participating in trade fairs, especially in China, is an extremely valuable experience for entrepreneurs. First and foremost, it allows for expanding business networking, which often leads to establishing new partnerships or finding potential clients. Additionally, trade fairs provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest trends and test products. However, it’s important to consider the location of the event, as traveling around China can be very time-consuming due to its large size. Below you will find a list of trade fairs in China – fall 2024.

Trade Fairs in China – fall 2024

Trade Fairs in China – September 2024

Cinte Techtextil China

Cinte Techtextil China is a trade fair in the textile and fiber industry. The event is co-organized by Messe Frankfurt. Nearly 500 exhibitors will showcase their technologies, equipment, accessories, textiles, woven fabrics, knitted fabrics, fibers, and yarns. In 2023, the trade fair attracted over 15,000 visitors.

Date: September 19 – 21, 2024

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai

Website: cinte-techtextil-china.hk.messefrankfurt.com/shanghai/en.html

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Ice Cream China

Ice Cream China is an annual world-class event in the ice cream and frozen food industry.

Exhibitors will offer products such as ice cream, frozen products, professional equipment, packaging machinery, molds and accessories, raw ingredients, and freezers. The number of visitors exceeds 75,000.

Date: September 26 – 28, 2024

Location: Meijiang Convention & Exhibition Center, Tianjin

Website: en.icecreamchinashow.com

Trade Fairs in China – October 2024

Music China

Music China is the largest music trade fair in Asia. You can find there a wide range of products from the music industry, including traditional Chinese instruments, Western instruments, various musical accessories and equipment, as well as educational materials. The event is co-organized by Messe Frankfurt. Over 1,800 exhibitors will showcase their products and services, and the event is expected to attract over 120,000 visitors.

Date: October 10 – 13, 2024

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai

Website: music-china.hk.messefrankfurt.com/shanghai/en.html

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China International Medical Equipment Fair

The China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) is a leading trade fair in the field of medical technology and healthcare, showcasing the latest technological advancements and solutions from across the medical industry.

CMEF focuses on tracking industry trends, technological innovations, and supporting future business opportunities and development, contributing to global progress in the field of medicine. It is anticipated that there will be 5,000 exhibitors and 150,000 visitors attending.

Date: October 12 – 15, 2024

Location: Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Center, Shenzhen

Website: cmef.com.cn/en

China Toy Expo

The China Toy Expo (CTE) is the largest trade fair for companies in the toy industry in Asia. At the fair, you can find a wide range of 2,500 exhibitors offering toys of many categories, such as plush toys, educational toys, electronic toys, dolls, games, and other toys made from various materials. Additionally, at the fair, you can also get to know many innovations in the toy industry.

Date: October 16 – 18, 2024

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai

Website: china-toy-expo.com/en

China International Hardware Show

The China International Hardware Show (CIHS) is the most important trade fair in the hardware and DIY industry in Asia, offering businesses a complex range of products and services. At the fair, you can find various types of tools, products related to workplace safety, building materials, and DIY products. The expected attendance is 2,800 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors.

Date: October 21 – 23, 2024

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai

Website: hardwareshow-china.com

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China Yiwu International Commodities Fair

China Yiwu International Commodities Fair is one of the largest and most influential trade fairs in China, offering everyday consumer products. It is expected that around 2,300 exhibitors will showcase a wide range of products, including cosmetics and skin care products, electronic devices, handicrafts, crystal products, clothing, footwear, and fashion accessories, as well as office supplies. The estimated number of participants is 60,000.

Date: October 21 – 24, 2024

Location: Yiwu International Expo Center, Yiwu

Website: en.yiwufair.com

DenTech China

DenTech China, also known as the China International Exhibition on Dental Equipment, Technology & Products, is the leading event in the dental technology industry in China.

850 exhibitors with 2,000 booths will be showcasing their dental products, including various equipment, digital systems, dental accessories, and implants, with over 130,000 visitors expected to attend.

Date: October 24 – 27, 2024

Location: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center (SWEECC), Shanghai

Website: en.dentech.com.cn

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China Fisheries & Seafood Expo

The China Fisheries & Seafood Expo (CFSE) is the world’s largest trade fair in the seafood industry. At CFSE, you can find products such as aquaculture equipment, farmed fish, shellfish, and various other types of seafood, fishing gear, processing equipment, and materials, as well as refrigeration and freezing equipment. The event is expected to attract 41,000 visitors.

Date: October 30 – November 1, 2024

Location: Hongdao International Convention and Exhibition Center, Qingdao

Website: chinaseafoodexpo.com

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Ningbo International Fashion Fair

Ningbo International Fashion Fair (IFFAIR) is an event dedicated to the fashion industry. While the main focus of the fair is clothing and textiles, you can also find products related to interior decoration, functional art, creative accessories, and other items that can be “worn, used, or admired”. Hundreds of exhibitors will be showcasing their products to over 40,000 visitors.

Date: October 17 – 20, 2024

Location: Ningbo International Convention and Exhibition Center, Ningbo

Website: iffair.cn

Canton Fair fall session

The Canton Fair is the largest trade event in China, held regularly for many years. It is divided into three phases and takes place twice a year – in spring and autumn. Around 200,000 visitors attend the fair, and since 2022, the fair has also been held online, resulting in a several-fold increase in the number of participants. 25,000 exhibitors will showcase their products and services from various industries:

  • October 15 – 19: electronic and electrical equipment, home appliances, all kinds of machinery, vehicles and vehicle parts, lighting, etc.
  • October 23 – 27: ceramics, tableware and household items, decorations, clocks, sanitary ware, furniture, etc.
  • October 31 – November 4: toys, children’s products, clothing, textiles, office supplies, personal care and bathroom products, medical products, food, etc.

Location: China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) Complex, Guangzhou

Website: cantonfair.org.cn/en-US

Trade Fairs in China – November 2024

Power Transmission and Control

During its 30 years of existence, Power Transmission and Control (PTC) has become the leading platform in the power transmission and control industry. With 1,700 exhibitors offering products such as hydraulics, transmissions, bearings, and motors, the fair attracted 150,000 visitors in 2023.

Date: November 5 – 8, 2024

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai

Website: ptc-asia.com/index.php?lang=en

Automotive World China

Automotive World China (AWC) is a leading platform focused on advanced technologies, new energy sources, and intelligent vehicles. Co-organized by Deutsche Messe, the event brings together technology suppliers and car manufacturers from over 50 countries. At the fair, attendees can find automotive electronics, power batteries, materials, automotive parts, and various technologies. Organizers anticipate the participation of over 1,000 exhibitors and 38,000 visitors.

Date: November 6 – 8, 2024

Place: Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, Shenzhen

Website: automotiveworld.cn/en-gb.html

C-TOUCH & DISPLAY

C-TOUCH & DISPLAY is another event scheduled to take place from November 6th to 8th in Shenzhen. During the fair, attendees will have the opportunity to witness groundbreaking advancements in the production of electronic components and semiconductors, as well as revolutionary technologies in new displays, smart touch manufacturing, and automotive electronics. The event is expected to feature 3,000 companies showcasing their products and services.

Date: November 6 – 8, 2024

Place: Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, Shenzhen

Website: quanchu.com.cn/en-gb.html

FHC Shanghai Global Food Trade Show

FHC Shanghai Global Food Trade Show is one of the leading trade fairs in the food industry. Exhibitors will offer a wide range of food products, including meat, fish and seafood, snacks, dairy, confectionery, oils and spices, baked goods, as well as packaging. The presence of over 3,000 exhibitors and 150,000 visitors is anticipated.

Date: November 12 – 14, 2024

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai

Website: fhcchina.com/en

Paperworld China

Paperworld China is the leading trade fair in Asia for office supplies, stationery, and hobby and craft supplies, serving as a platform for high-quality writing instruments, office products, and accessories. The event is organized by Messe Frankfurt. In 2023, the event attracted hundreds of exhibitors and over 28,000 visitors.

Date: November 15 – 17, 2024

Location: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center (SWEECC), Shanghai

Website: paperworldchina.hk.messefrankfurt.com/shanghai/en.html

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Trade Fairs in China – December 2024

Automechanika Shanghai

Automechanika Shanghai holds a leading position among global automotive industry trade fairs. It is co-organized by Messe Frankfurt. With 5,600 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, the event attracts over 180,000 visitors.

Date: November 29 – December 2, 2024

Location: National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai

Website: automechanika-shanghai.hk.messefrankfurt.com/shanghai/en.html

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Café Expo China

Café Expo China (Cafeex) is a trade fair held three times a year, providing an excellent platform for businesses in the café industry. Over 500 brands showcase their products and services, including coffee, tea, cocoa, hot chocolate, various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, pastries, ingredients, accessories, equipment, packaging, as well as marketing consultancy. The expo attracts over 80,000 visitors annually.

Date: December 20 – 22, 2024

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai

Website: en.cafeex.com.cn

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Connexion Shenzhen

Connexion Shenzhen is a trade fair providing a platform for industries such as hospitality, catering, furniture, and healthcare. With over 3,000 exhibitors, it offers a wide range of services and products, including hotel equipment, catering equipment, food, and beverages. The event is expected to attract up to 200,000 participants.

Date: December 12 – 14, 2024

Location: Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, Shenzhen

Website: connexion.cn/en

MTM EXPO

MTM EXPO is a trade fair focusing on the entire metallurgical industry. The event is divided into seven main exhibitions: metallurgy, refractory materials, foundry and forging, steel tubes, metal wires, industrial furnaces, and non-ferrous metals. The trade fair will gather nearly 1,000 exhibitors and over 26,000 participants.

Date: December 18 – 20, 2024 r.

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai

Website: mtmexpo.cn/en/index

Participating in trade fairs in China — visa

If you’re planning a trip to trade fairs in China, obtaining a visa is necessary for some nationalities. A health code is no longer required. The most appropriate visa to obtain is a business visa, which allows participation in trade fairs, business meetings, or factory visits.

To apply for a business visa, you’ll need to include an invitation to China. This invitation must be addressed to a specific consulate of the People’s Republic of China. Keep in mind that sometimes a printout may not be enough and presenting the original physical copy may be necessary.

To travel to and from Hong Kong and China, you’ll need to apply for a double-entry visa.

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