GUANGZHOU, China, March 25 /PRNewswire/ --

The path goods take to reach a buyer is often long. From thousands of raw materials to hundreds of parts, parts to a final product, to a buyer -- it's a road only possible because of the vision of entrepreneurs who see a computer in a piece of silicon, a car in a piece of rubber, a house in a table lamp, or a business in a case of printer's ink.

Turning a business idea into reality can involve sourcing from all over the world. Or it can involve going to the Canton Fair. As the largest trade fair in China, the Canton fair stands right in the middle of the global sourcing market, and every year more and more attendants, from ambitious entrepreneurs to globe spanning corporations, come there looking for a way to realize their goals.

Besides putting over 55,000 suppliers and over 170,000 buyers on the same grounds, the fair offers numerous tools to put these two groups in touch. Including comprehensive online tools for finding the goods you are looking for, contacting the suppliers beforehand and setting up meetings -- a necessary service if you are to navigate the massive selection on display. The fair will also see a return of the Cup-of-Joy Party where buyers can find the supplier they didn't know they needed. The website also provides detailed product information, travel information as well as assistance with hotel booking and visa applications.

Don't look all over the world for the goods your company needs; don't even look all over China. With 55,000 stands, an exhibition area of over 1.1 million square meters, and business turnover of tens of billions of US dollars, the Canton fair is a perfect match for your ambitions.

Phase 1 (April 15-19)

Electronics Household Electrical Appliances, Hardware Tools, Machinery Spare Parts, Building Materials, Lighting Equipment, Chemical Products, International Pavilion

Phase 2 (April 24-28)

Consumer Goods, Gifts, Home Decorations

Phase 3 (May 3-7)

Textiles Garments, Shoes, Office Supplies, Cases Bags, Recreation Product, Medicines, Medical Devices, Health Products, Food Products

Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex Address: No. 382, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China Hosts: Ministry of Commerce, PRC, People's Government of Guangdong Province Organizer: China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC) Tel: +86-20-2608-9999 Fax: +86-20-8333-5880 Email: Web:

Mr. Xiaoying Wu, +86-20-8913-8628