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New Access Card for Upcoming Canton Fair

The 104th Canton Fair, with its exhibition period split into three phases instead of two as in the past, will be held from 15 October to 6 November 2008. Each phase will last for five days instead of six, with two intervals of four days each. All three phases will be staged in the Pazhou complex, and the Liuhua complex will no longer be used.

E-Passes issued to overseas buyers previously will no longer be valid and a new IC card entry badge will be used for access. The fair organiser is therefore providing the following application service for overseas buyers:

  1. Online application: Visit the Canton Fair's official site at www.cantonfair.org.cn after 18 August and input your E-Pass code on the BEST (Buyer E-Service Tool) platform to apply for the new badge. Upon verification, an acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to you by e-mail, with which you can obtain your new badge at the overseas buyers registration counter at fairground or at your hotel.

  2. Application in Hong Kong: Apply at Solid Channel Co Ltd at Rooms 3106-3107, Office Tower, Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, between 8 September and 26 September, bringing with you your valid original personal identification document (such as Hong Kong/Macau Home Visit Permit or I.D. card, Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate, overseas passport, overseas residence certificate, or Chinese passport with an overseas employment visa valid for over one year), E-Pass, business card and a passport-size colour photo. (Office hours: 09:30-17:30, Monday to Friday; 09:30-12:30 on 26 September).

  3. On-site application: Apply at the overseas buyers registration counter at fairground or at your hotel upon arrival in Guanzghou by presenting your valid personal identification document (such as Hong Kong/Macau Home Visit Permit or I.D. Card, Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate, overseas passport, overseas residence certificate, or Chinese passport with an overseas employment visa valid for over one year), E-Pass, business card and a passport-size colour photo.

For inquiries, please call 86-20-26089999 (Guangzhou), or 852-28771866 and 852-28771318 (Hong Kong).