The only one approved by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, China Yiwu International Commodities Fair ( "Yiwu Fair" ) is an international exhibition of daily consumer goods.It holdes every years in October. With the aim to serve the whole world and the view to going global, Yiwu Fair plays a positive role in expanding exports, improving manufacturing power and promoting regional economic development, and has become the largest, the most influential and the most effective daily consumer goods exhibition in China. Yiwu Fair is the third largest professional exhibition sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, only next to the Canton Fair and East China Fair. Moreover, Yiwu Fair has earned such honorary titles as “2002 Top Ten News in Chinese Exhibition Industry”, “2003 China’s Ten New Stars of Exhibition”, “2004 China’s Best Government-Guided Exhibition”, “2005 China’s Best-Managed Exhibition” and “2006 China’s Ten Most Influential Brand Exhibitions”.
Yiwu Fair has been held for 15 successive years since 1995. It is held in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province in October every year. In 2002,it was upgraded as an international commodities fair. Since then, the event has been jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government and other relevant authorities. The Yiwu Fair, as a highly internationalized and informative event with excellent services and security, has become one of the largest, most influential and most productive commodities fairs in China. It has become the third largest exhibition sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, ranking only next to the China Import and Export Fair in Guangzhou and the East China Fair in Shanghai. The Fair was honored as China’s Best Managed Exhibition in 2005, one of the 2006 Top Ten Exhibitions in China, China’s Best-outcome Exhibition in 2006, and the 2007 Top Quality Exhibition in Yangtze River Delta in China. Sponsors: Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China
Zhejiang Provincial People's Government
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
China National Light Industry Council
China General Chamber of Commerce
The newly-built Yiwu International Exhibition Center is made up of projects such as an exhibition hall and a five-star hotel,covering an area of 219 mu with a total building area of more than 296 thousand square meters and a total investment of 1 . 8 billion yuan . The total building area of the exhibition hall is more than 240 thousand square meters,able to provide 5,000 international standard exhibition booths . The five-star hotel which will be put into use during 2010 Yiwu Fair has 2 floors underground and 26 floors above with 400 guest rooms.