China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC), a government-sponsored institution affiliated to the Ministry of Commerce of PRC, organizes China Import and Export Fair (also known as the Canton Fair). It plays a dominant role in China’s exhibition industry for its professional exhibition experience and service as well as outstanding performance for more than 60 years.
Since its inception, CFTC has been committed to reform and innovation, overcoming difficulties and making progress together with the Canton Fair. Up to the 126th session, the Canton Fair has achieved an accumulated export volume of about USD 1.4126 trillion and attracted a total number of overseas buyers of about 8.99 million, making remarkable contributions to economic development, opening-up, and foreign trade development of the People’s Republic of China. Over the past 64 years, the Canton Fair has withstood various challenges and never been interrupted. In 2020, we made an innovative response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and severely battered international trade by holding virtual Canton Fair. 26,000 Chinese and international exhibitors displayed products in live marketing and conducted matchmaking as well as online negotiation via virtual Canton Fair. Buyers from more than 200 countries and regions registered and visited the Fair. The Fair made great contributions to stabilizing the fundamentals of foreign trade and to ensuring smooth global industrial and supply chain. It showed the international community China’s resolution to expand opening up and the image of a responsible power.
CFTC has always focused on our main business and strived to grow our home shows. Faced with challenges posed by severe and complex situation in 2020, we coordinated epidemic prevention and control and business development, and took the lead in the exhibition industry by safely and successfully hosting China International Furniture Fair, China International Building Decoration Fair and other mega exhibitions, thus setting up an industry benchmark. While optimizing our existing shows, we’ve taken a pioneering path and made remarkable progress in innovating our models and nurturing new shows, therefore maintained our industry-leading position.
CFTC has been committed to improving our services and providing “one-stop” exhibition services for customers. Canton Fair and our home shows serve as the engine for the development of supporting businesses such as venue operation and management, exhibition design and construction, hotel services, property management, exhibition catering, advertising and branding. We are shifting from venue sales and service provision to comprehensive solution offering, and building a versatile exhibition service base that covers the entire industrial chain, one that is based in Guangzhou, relies on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, covers entire China and reaches out to the world.
History will shed light on the future and our journey ahead will be a long one. The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and the start of the 14th Five-Year Plan. It’s also the critical year of building a moderately prosperous society and embarking on a new journey of building a modern socialist country in all respects. Guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, we will implement the spirit of the 19th CPC Congress, the second, third, fourth and fifth plenary sessions of the 19th CPC Central Committee, and the instructions of President Xi's congratulatory letter. In the new development stage, we will implement new development concepts and further Canton Fair’s specialization, digitalization, market orientation and international development, and improve the quality and influence of the Fair to make it more distinctive and productive. We will promote the innovation and development of home shows to improve the industrial influence at home and abroad. We will strengthen our capability of integrating the resources of the whole industrial chain to better serve the economic and social development, and make our contribution to the achievement of the second Centenary Goal and the realization of the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Director General of China Foreign Trade Centre
Canton Fair Call Centre
The Chinese Mainland 4000-888-999
Outside the Chinese Mainland (8620)28-888-999
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