FESPA

NI HAO, Guangzhou!

FESPA China & CSGIA 2014, 19-21 November 2014, will be held in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province and the largest city in Southern China.

Guangzhou is China’s third largest city, with an urban population of 11 million people. Founded in 214 BC, it is now a prime example of a modern Chinese metropolis and has established itself as a centre for trading and cultural exchanges, making it an ideal host city for an international trade event.

The move from Shanghai to Guangzhou for FESPA China 2014 is consistent with the CSGIA’s event which has traditionally moved between the two cities. Moving south to Guangzhou, the electronic and clothing manufacturing centre of China, will attract a new regional audience to the existing FESPA China and CSGIA’s visitor base.

FESPA China 2014 will occupy 30,000m² of floor space at the Poly World Trade Expo in Guangzhou, housing more than 400 exhibitors for the screen, digital and textile industries. The venue, located next to the Pazhou metro station, holds over 40 exhibitions a year within its easy to navigate, air conditioned halls.

Visitors to FESPA China & CSGIA will find that the weather in Guangzhou in November is generally sunny and dry with very little rain and an average temperature of 20 degrees, making it a pleasant time of year to visit.

Transport

Poly World Trade Expo was chosen with international visitors in mind due to its proximity to the airport. Visitors from overseas or Northern China will arrive at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, which is serviced by all major Asian airlines and welcomes 31 million passengers per year. Guangzhou has a good public transport system running from the airport to the venue and city centre. Visitors can hail a taxi or catch a train straight to the Poly World Trade Expo Center Pazhou.

The majority of people in Guangzhou use public transportation so the transport system is very reliable. Buses and taxis make up the majority of road traffic and are readily available for visitors at accessible prices.

Ghangzhou’s modern metro system is popular not only with the locals, but with visitors too due to its bilingual route maps, ticket machines and audio instructions. The city’s water bus also plays an increasingly significant role in the transport system. With 12 routes running along Ghangzhou’s Pearl River, it gives visitors a chance to enjoy the city’s wonderful scenery as they travel.

Accommodation

Visitors to FESPA China 2014 will find numerous hotels and aparthotels located within walking distance of the exhibition centre, including Langham Place, Westin Pazhou and Shangri-La. There is also an abundance of hotels situated in the city centre, including Hilton, Marriot and Ritz-Carlton for those visitors who want to be centrally located.

For a list of hotels located near the venue, visit: www.csgiashow.org/141119/en/life.html#.

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