Trade Shows in China, Fall 2012
Going to a trade fair in China this fall? There are literally dozens of shows and exhibitions, ranging from pets, jazz, to sports, fine arts, and green energy. They’re scattered across metropolises Hong Kong, Guangzhou (Canton), Beijing, and Shenzhen, and to attend these, all you need is curiosity and a visa.
Here’s a short sampling of all that China’s shows have to offer you:
Fine Art Asia 2012: October 4–7, in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre hosts a premiere art fair of museum-quality art and antiques from the Far East and West. This year’s fair will feature Qing Dynasty glass, ancient Chinese embroidery, jades, lacquers, and porcelain tea sets, to name a few. Jewelry and watches from Tiffany, Cartier, and Bulgari are also displayed along these ancient arts.
Music: October 11–14, in Shanghai
Attend master classes on the traditional Chinese instrument zither or a jazz workshop at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), or browse top-class vendors for pianos, saxophones, drums, violins, as well as electronic instruments. This huge show hosted over 50,000 visitors last year!
Pet Fair Asia 2012: October 11–14, in Shanghai
Meet and greet other fans of cats, dogs, birds, fish, and whoever else! at the Pet Fair in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Exhibits range from pet food to training equipment to aquariums to social networking tools for your pet association or business. Note that there is a Professional Trade Day on October 11–12, and a Public Open Day October 13–14, so be sure to choose which is suitable for you.
BIT’s First Annual World Congress of GreenAuto: October 19–21, in Guangzhou
The second Low Carbon Energy Summit (the first being in Geneva), this convention is focused on the cultivating and brainstorming on practical solutions to sustainable energy use for “New Energy Vehicles.” Forums run through the schedule, with panelists from academics to gas/petrol company CEOs. This think-tank, bright-eyed event takes place at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center.
Top Shoes & Fashion Accessories: October 24–26, in Beijing
Doubled in size from last year, this event features upcoming international fashion trends, with a special focus on Brazil’s rising prominence, with runway shows and exhibits of the newest styles, from Italy, France, Taiwan, and Brazil. This event is concurrent with China’s Fashion Week, for an exciting weeklong chance to explore the coming looks of 2013, at the China National Convention Center.
Kaohsiung International Food Show: November 1–4, Kaohsiung City
This Taiwanese trade fair caters to wine tasters, seafood fans, coffee fanatics, and all scales of eating, whether in restaurants or markets, fresh or frozen. This is almost a secret event—until now, flocked to mostly by locals. Be sure to sample dumplings, thousand-year eggs, a variety of soy sauces and chilies, and candies. Alongside food is interest in food presentation and business networking.
Asia Golf Show 2012: November 30 to December 2, in Shenzhen
At the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, this annual pan-Asian event hosts conferences on golf education, networking and trading, and the newest golf equipment to play with. The PGA of America, Great Britain and Ireland are among participants in a PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit Seminar that is the convention’s central event.
To sample these trade shows, it’s most likely that the only visa you need is a tourist visa, called an L visa. However, the Chinese embassy may also see it fit to issue you a business visa, called an F visa, appropriate for short-term visits. There is no apparent rhyme or reason to this, so it’s difficult to anticipate which visa you will be required to have. Check out our country info page for a list of visa types as set by the Chinese embassy.
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