Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province, vice provincial city, is also the southern region of the economy, culture, science and technology and education center, transportation hub, the largest in southern China, the oldest foreign trade port, one of the world’s most famous port city, Chinese history Cultural city.


The Canton Fair, formally the “China Import and Export Fair”, is held every year in April and October by the Ministry of Trade. Inaugurated in the spring of 1957, the fair is a major event for the city. It is the trade fair with the longest history, highest level, largest scale in China. From the 104th session onwards, the fair moved to the new Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center in Pazhou, from the older complex in Liuhua. The GICEC is served by two stations on Metro Line 8. Since the 104th session, the Canton Fair has been arranged in three phases instead of two phases.