The Yiwu Fair is one of the largest trade shows in eastern China.
Located just two hours by train from Shanghai, the Yiwu Fair has suppliers in virtually all product categories, including electronics, textiles, children’s products and more.
In this article, you will learn how to get to the venue, how to obtain an invitation letter and get free admission by getting your trade badge in time.
In addition, I will also explain why you should consider hiring an interpreter, before arriving in Yiwu.
When is the Yiwu Fair held?
The Yiwu Fair, or China Yiwu International Commodities Fair as it’s officially called, is held yearly in Yiwu City, Zhejiang province.
Since 1995, the Yiwu fair has been held twice per year, in May and October.
How do I get to the Yiwu Fair?
The Yiwu Fair is held in the Yiwu International Expo Center (义乌国际博览中心). There are few, if any, international flights to Yiwu.
Instead, you can either fly to Shanghai or Hangzhou and take the high-speed train to Yiwu.
It will take you 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on where you get on the train.
Despite being a fairly small city (at least by Chinese standards), there are plenty of international hotels in the city.
You can take a taxi directly from the train station, but keep in mind that local taxi drivers don’t understand English. Make sure that you print out your hotel address before you arrive.
Show your driver the following address:
English: International Expo Center, No.59 Zongze Road, Yiwu, Zhejiang, China (Postcode: 322000)