6 Things to Consider Before Attending China Trade Fair

April is coming, it is really a high time that we should pay our attention to the China trade fair. In China, there are three trade fairs which can help you a lot for your business, the Canton Fair, HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair and China Sourcing Fair.

Actually, every experienced customer will visit all of them at the same time, because it is very convenient. The Canton Fair is in Guangzhou, China, which is one of the most famous cities in Chinese history. The others fairs are in HongKong, you need spend 2 hours to take the train from Guangzhou to Hongkong, it is convenient, right?

 

Here are the fairs’ addresses:

 

Canton Fair:

Web: www.cantonfair.org.cn

 

Add: No. 382, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou 510335, China

 
HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair:
Web: www.hktdc.com
Add: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
 
China Sourcing Fair:
Web:www.globalsources.com

Add: HongKong Airport

  

2. Fixed Your Schedule

After you make up your mind to attend the China Fair, then you should fix your schedule. It is not easy to have a visit to another country, so most customers also want to visit some good suppliers at the same time. I have helped many customers to make a schedule, there is a problem that we should note. Your schedule should also consider the transportation at the same time.

Many customers know which places they should visit, but as they don’t know China, so they will find that they have to spend a lot of time in an unnecessary way. For example, you come from NewYork, USA, and want to visit some suppliers in Guangdong during your attending China’s Fair time. You need to visit such places, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, HongKong, Dongguan, Foshan, then I suggest you can make the schedule like this.

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It will need the help from your supplier, so I think it will be a good idea that you send your schedule to your supplier and let him have a modification of the transportation. You can have a reference for the schedule above.
 
 

3. Book Your Hotel

There is no doubt that it will be very expensive to book the hotel during the fair time. In fact, there is no need to book a hotel near the exhibition hall. You are not the factory who need hurry time to decorate the exhibition stand. So I suggest you can book a hotel in other places.

If you need visit factory, DongGuan’s Hotel will suit you very much. The price for the same 4 or 5 stars hotel in Dongguan is twice less than Guangzhou, and the hotel will provide the bus which can go to Guangzhou directly, very convenient.

 
Here are some websites which you can book the hotel:
 
Agoda www.agoda.com
 
Booking:www.booking.com

 

Canton Fair: www.cantonfair.org

 

 

4. Factory Distribution For Wooden Box

For wooden boxes purchasing in China, you should know the general distribution of the wooden box. In China, there are 3 provinces to produce the wooden box, it is Guangdong, Shandong, and Zhejiang. Guangdong focus manufacture wooden box of luxury product, the quality is better. And most wooden box factories is in Dongguan city, so if you want to visit your supplier, you can consider booking DongGuan’s hotel.
 
If you want to buy unfinished wooden boxes, I suggest you can buy it from Shandong province. The burlywood wooden box is the best in China, such as solid wood, pine wood, birch wood, this is the feature products in Shandong province. The price is very competitive and the quality will also let people satisfied.
 
The last is Zhejiang Province, they focus the low-quality wooden boxes manufacturer, so if you don’t care the quality, buy it from your Zhejiang supplier will be your best choice. I also want to say something about Taiwan factory, I need admit that Taiwan factory is very focused the wooden boxes quality, but with the economic running worse, many Taiwan factory closed now, it is a pity.
 

 

5.Transportation

The transportation should be the important factors that you consider. According to our past experience, customers usually have 14 days to finish all the things in China. So this is my suggestion for your transportation. You should visit at least 4 cities, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, HongKong.

When you are visiting the  Canton Fair, I suggest you can have a visit to the factories and for wooden box manufacture, the Dongguan is one of the most important for wooden box industry, and the location is very convenient, between Guangzhou and Shenzhen, after you finish the visiting of the manufacture, come to Shenzhen.

Shenzhen is another important city you deserve a visit. If you have no supplier in Shenzhen, I also suggest you visit it, HuaQiang north is the largest electronic market in the word, it is the very place I suggest you visit. The electronics are so many and so cheap, you will want to buy some as the presents for your friends.

The last is HongKong, you need to go there to visit the fair. Also, you can buy some souvenirs here, HongKong is famous for its luxury products. There are two fairs in HongKong, you can go to the city center first, after finish it, go to the airport fair, then it will be very convenient to back your home. HongKong flies to your country.

So my suggestion is Guangzhou-DongGuan-ShenZhen-HongKong, the transportation is very convenient, you just need to take the train. 2 hours is enough.

 

6. Shopping & Entertainment

I suggest you two places to buy some souvenirs, Shenzhen HuaQiang north, the largest electronics market. You can buy find any electronics you want to buy, and I promise that it is cheap. HuaQiangBei is just like a magician, all Chinese people like it. And many foreign friends also earn their first mount of money from HuaQiangBei.

The Second Place is HongKong, Chinese people like going Shopping in HongKong, cheap and high quality. Actually, I don’t like there for shopping, because it is too tired to pass the custom and too tired walk so much. Just kidding, but it is a good place for you to buy something you like for your families and friend.

 

About the Author:

WoodSinger is one of Top 10 Custom luxury wooden boxes manufacturer in China, we have specialized in wooden packaging box field for 27+ years. Our custom wooden boxes include the jewelry box, watch box & winder, humidor, perfumer box, wine box, tea box, and wooden crafts.

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