(CIEF) 106 Import-Export Fair, Guanzhou, April 23-25, 2011

Skipped. Don't regret it.
We are probably going to skip this trade show as it has consistently been the least interesting and fruitful trade show over the last few years. Not to mention the unbelievable hassle of the location of the event, located as it is in a city completely without charm. Dealing with Chinese immigration at the border is always a drag. The crowds are a drag. The general lack of totally integrated transport connectivity to get to the event is a drag. Heaven forbid it should rain, which causes the entire experience to dissolve into chaos. Pass.

China Import and Export Fair is also renowned as the Canton Fair. It is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and autumn, with a history of 53 years since 1957. The Fair is a comprehensive one with the longest history, the highest level, the largest scale, the most complete in exhibit variety, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and the greatest business turnover in China.