China Food & Drink Fair

March 24-26, 2022

Chengdu, China

The Canadian Food Exporters Association would like to invite you to participate in the Canada pavilions at China Food and Drink Fair (CFDF), organized by the Consulate General of Canada in Chongqing. CFDF will take place from March 24-26, 2022 at Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Center, Chengdu for the wine and spirits industry and Chengdu Western China International Expo City for the food industry.

China Food and Drinks Fair (CFDF) is a national level annual trading fair which has been running since 1955 and is considered the largest and most influential trade fair in China’s food and alcohol industry. In 2019 (the 2020 edition was cancelled, while 2021 was downsized because of the COVID-19 pandemic), the show attracted over 4,000 companies from about 20 countries to exhibit in the wine halls and 10 countries/regions in the food section. Over 400,000 visitors from all over the country and overseas toured the fair. It is truly a national fair as more than half of the participants are traveling from the East, North and South parts of China.

The cost to participate through the CFEA is CDN $3,208/members or CDN $6,416/non-members for a 7.5sqm furnished space in the wine and spirits hall and CDN $3,536/members or CDN $7,072/non-members for a 9sqm furnished space in the food hall. Booth furnishings to be confirmed.

There will also be limited corner booths in the wine and spirits hall at a surcharge of CDN $226/members or CDN $452/non-members and will be assigned by the Consulate.

Companies participating in this program will need to send local representatives as China has not re-opened their borders to international travel.

Note: If you are not a CFEA member and would like to access the member rate, you can apply online for membership at and pay the annual fee of CDN $565.00. Only companies producing products in Canada are eligible to participate in this event and for membership in the CFEA.

To register for this event please go to deadline to register is December 8, 2021

Benefits of participating with the CFEA:

  • Reduction in your space, local representative travel and shipping costs (CFEA members only, see below)
  • Full-service event coordination
  • Opportunity to showcase your products to Chinese buyers

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you!

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will only be permitted if a replacement can be found to take the space. In the event a replacement can be found a $500.00 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund.

COVID Policy: In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, upcoming events may be cancelled, modified, or postponed. In this context, we inform you that by registering for this activity, you agree to bear the responsibility related to it and you agree to pay the costs incurred if the event is cancelled.

Specific clauses:

  • As a co-exhibitor in the Canadian pavilion, you are subject to the same rules and regulations that apply to a direct exhibitor.
  • The CFEA will take the necessary steps to limit the costs incurred if the event is cancelled. However, you agree to pay the sums, after applicable subsidies, that could not be reimbursed.
  • If you cannot attend the show due to potential travel restrictions, you agree to have a local representative attend in your place and you further agree not to leave the booth vacant.

Travel / Shipment Reimbursement (CFEA members):

Travel reimbursements will be for local representatives only as China has not opened the country to international travel. The reimbursement will consist of 50% reimbursement of an economy airline ticket (for 2 people) and a per diem of $212.50 per day up to 5 days (for 2 people). There will also be 50% reimbursement of shipment of samples. We reserve the right to limit the maximum reimbursement if the airline tickets and / or shipment invoices exceed our total budget for this activity.

To receive a partial reimbursement, you will be required to submit documents as outlined below:

  1. Fully completed CFEA claim and evaluation forms (these will be supplied to you upon completion of the event).
  2. Copy of an economy airline ticket (full fare economy not permitted) showing dates travelled and price paid per traveller. Note: if you fly in a higher class you will need to provide a copy of an economy ticket mockup (not full fare) and submit it along with your ticket and the reimbursement will be based on whichever is cheaper.
  3. Copy of airline ticket proof of payment. If paying by credit card we will need a copy of the statement showing the airline charge line item, all other items can be blacked out. If paying by cheque we will require a copy of the cleared cheque. If paying by wire transfer, we will need a copy of the wire.
  4. Copies of boarding passes for all flights. In the event boarding passes are not available we can accept a copy of the hotel check out receipt showing the name of the guest, arrival and departure dates. We will also require copy of the proof of payment. Note: Pre-paid accommodations are not permitted for the reimbursement process.
  5. For the sample shipment we will require a copy of the shipping invoice and proof of payment same requirement as noted above with the airline ticket.

Funding for this program is provided by
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s
AgriMarketing Program