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IN THE DYNAMIC LANDSCAPE OF BUSINESS AND PROJECT DELIVERY, THE TOWERING OBSTACLE THAT STANDS BETWEEN STAGNATION AND SUCCESS IS THE PULSE OF INNOVATION WITHIN YOUR SUPPLY CHAINS.

The cost of complacency and the status quo, reverberates through every aspect of our endeavors. In the realm of small island states, the price we pay for that inertia is disproportionately high. RDL defies the shackles of normal, and stands unapologetically at the forefront of change, leading our clients beyond the limits of convention. For us, supply chain innovation is not just a buzzword; it's the compass that guides us to uncharted territories. We sculpt bespoke supply chains and bring our clients together to drive the economy of scale that remains so elusive in our small island economies. Join us in rewriting the narrative, where innovation isn't a luxury but a necessity, and outcomes are not just delivered but redefined. 

— COLLIS WILLIAMS | SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATOR
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POSSIBILITIES BEYOND BORDERS.

Welcome to RDL Trade Show Tours

Embarking on a journey of business growth requires the right connections, insights, and experiences. As a forward-thinking business professional or owner, you understand the significance of staying at the forefront of industry trends, discovering new possibilities, and forging valuable connections. That's where trade shows become not just events but necessary investments in your success.

 

Recognizing the transformative power of attending trade shows, we've crafted RDL Trade Show Tours – a meticulously curated experience designed to put you in touch with the heart of possibilities.

 

Now, as you find yourself standing at the threshold of endless opportunities that exist beyond the confines of what currently exists in your marketplace, we invite you to take this step with us. Transform possibilities into realities and shape the future of your business success. Journey with us.

HIGHLIGHTS

RDL Trade Show Tours is your gateway to some of the largest and most influential trade shows in the world. The China Import and Export Fair, famously known as the Canton Fair, is a prime example. This monumental event transcends the typical trade show experience. It stands as a central hub for international trade and innovation, a place where the global market converges in a vibrant display of commerce and cultural exchange. 

 

Take a look at some highlights of our specially curated tour to the 135th Canton Fair, designed for ambitious business owners and professionals like you, who were eager to expand horizons, explore new markets, and forge global connections. 

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​WHY CHOOSE RDL TRADE SHOW TOURS?

RDL Trade Show Tours is specially crafted for forward-thinking business professionals and owners like you, who are eager to broaden their horizons, explore unparalleled market opportunities, and immerse themselves in the pulse of global trade. Discover the advantages of embarking on this journey with us:
  • Product Categories Featured:
    Home and Lifestyle Household Electrical Appliances Lighting Equipment Electronics and Tech Innovations Consumer Electronics and Information Products Electronic and Electrical Products Construction Construction Machinery Hardware Tools Agriculture, Industrial and Mechanical Solutions Agricultural Machinery General Machinery and Mechanical Basic Parts Power Machinery and Electric Power Equipment Processing Machinery Equipment
  • Who Should Attend:
    Home Improvement and Lifestyle Businesses and Professionals Perfect if you are an interior designer, home improvement retailer, or lifestyle product distributor seeking to discover advancements in household appliances and lighting solutions. Technology Enthusiasts and Retailers Ideal if you are in tech retail, e-commerce and innovative gadgetry, and want to explore the latest in consumer electronics and information products. Construction Industry Professionals and Retailers Ideal if you are a builder, contractor or a hardware and tool retailer seeking the latest in construction machinery, durable tools, and robust hardware solutions. Engineers and Industry Professionals A must-visit if you are an engineer, industrial designer, or machinery trader seeking out cutting-edge machinery and tools that are shaping the future of manufacturing, construction, and agriculture.
  • Direct Access to Manufacturers
    One of the most significant advantages of attending the Canton Fair is the direct access to factory exhibitors. This is a golden opportunity to go straight to the source, bypassing intermediaries and the layers of distribution that often obscure the true origins and capabilities of products. You can engage directly with manufacturers, and not just understand what is being produced but also how it is being produced. You can discuss customizations, learn about new technologies being implemented, and even explore potential for innovation tailored to your specific business needs. Direct interaction with manufacturers at the Canton Fair puts you in a strong position to negotiate. Without intermediaries, you will have more room to discuss prices, payment terms, and order quantities. This direct negotiation can lead to more favorable terms and a better understanding of each other’s business models and constraints.
  • Touch, Feel, and Experience Beyond the Screen
    In today's digital age, the tactile experience of physically interacting with products is invaluable. The Canton Fair offers you this unique opportunity. It's not just about seeing products in a catalog or a website; it's about touching, feeling, and experiencing them in action in their natural context. This hands-on experience provides a depth of understanding and insight that virtual interaction simply cannot match. It also allows you to verify quality and is therefore invaluable in helping you to make informed decisions about sourcing and investing in new products. As the fair is strategically located in China's manufacturing hub, it opens doors to even more immersive experiences. You have the chance to visit manufacturers' facilities and showrooms. Here, you can witness firsthand how products are crafted, understand the intricacies of manufacturing processes, quality control measures, capacity for scalability and meet the people behind the products. These visits can be eye-opening, offering you a clearer perspective on quality, scalability, and innovation. This understanding is crucial when making decisions about long-term partnerships and can significantly influence your procurement strategies.
  • Your Gateway to Global Trade
    As a business owner or professional, attending the Canton Fair means placing yourself at the forefront of global trade. The Canton Fair is more than just a marketplace; it's a breeding ground for opportunity and growth. Whether it's forming new business alliances, getting a real feel of products, or understanding the behind-the-scenes of manufacturing, the fair is a pivotal step in expanding your business horizons. Don't miss this chance to turn your business aspirations into reality with RDL Trade Show Tours at the 135th edition of the Canton Fair.
  • Diverse Industries Under One Roof
    This is your unparalleled opportunity to witness the pulse of global trade as well as meet face-to-face and source directly from some of the world's leading suppliers and manufacturers, all under one roof. Whether you're in design, construction, manufacturing, technology, consumer goods, or any other sector, the Canton Fair presents an unmatched opportunity to discover the latest trends, innovations, and products that are shaping your industry and the global market at large.
  • Networking Opportunities are Plentiful
    The Canton Fair is more than just a marketplace; it's a networking hub where you can meet with industry leaders, other buyers, and new suppliers. The fair fosters an environment where you can forge lasting relationships that transcend geographical borders. Imagine sitting down with potential suppliers, sharing your vision and enthusiasm while discussing your challenges, and collaboratively crafting your next big success. It's here, in these personal interactions, where trust is built and long-term business relationships are born. This direct interaction paves the way for more transparent and potentially more favorable business negotiations. You're not just exchanging business cards; you're sharing ideas, exploring possibilities, and laying the groundwork for future collaborations.
  • Who Should Attend:
    Textile and Fashion Industry Professionals If you are involved in textiles, fashion design, or apparel retail, Phase 3 will provide fresh inspirations for your next collection or retail offerings. Retailers of Children’s Products If you specialize in children's items, particularly with a special focus on maternity, baby, and children's needs, Phase 3 presents the perfect opportunity for you. Sports, Travel, and Leisure Retailers If your business focuses on sports, travel, or recreation, this phase is ideal to discover products that can redefine the leisure experience for your customers. Food Industry and Health Sector Advocates and Experts Ideal if you operate in the food industry and health sector and are seeking to explore new food products, health supplements, and medical devices for expanding your business scope. Pet Care Retailers and Personal Care Brands Perfect if your business is in the pet care or personal care space, and you are seeking to source the latest in pet products, toiletries, and personal wellness items. Corporate Procurement and Purchasing Professionals If you’re in charge of sourcing office supplies for large organizations, Phase 3 offers you a chance to network with suppliers and discover new products that can optimize your company's operational needs. Office Managers If you're looking to elevate your office space with the latest in organizational tools, ergonomic equipment, and cutting-edge office technology, this section is tailored for you. Retailers and Suppliers of Office Products Ideal if you are in the business of supplying or retailing office products. Here, you can explore a wide array of supplies, from basic essentials to high-tech gadgets, that could give your product lineup a competitive edge.
  • Product Categories Featured:
    Textiles Home Textiles Textile Raw Materials and Fabrics Carpets and Tapestries Furs, Leather, Downs and Related Products Apparel Fashion Accessories and Fittings Men and Women's Clothing Sports and Casual Wear Kids Essentials Toys Kids' Wear Maternity, Baby and Children Products Travel and Leisure Sports, Travel and Recreation Products Cases and Bags Food and Health Food Pet Food and Products Medicines Health Products Medical Devices Personal and Home Care Toiletries Personal Care Products Office Office Supplies Ergonomic Equipment
  • What's Included
    Arrival Services Arrival meet and greet at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Shuttle service to and from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Welcome orientation Accommodation 16 nights accommodation (Single Room) Buffet breakfast Fair Access and Support Pre-registration for Canton Fair along with collection of badges Fair kit, inclusive of fair guide Daily shuttle service to and from Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center On-the-ground access to supply chain experts Daily information sessions Communication and Connectivity Chinese sim card with mobile data, local calls and text Access to group translator Access to mobile group chat Safety Domestic Travel Accident Insurance coverage Bonus Guided group mall trip
  • What's Included
    Arrival Services Arrival meet and greet at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Shuttle service to and from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Welcome orientation Accommodation 24 nights accommodation (Single Room) Buffet breakfast Fair Access and Support Pre-registration for Canton Fair along with collection of badges Fair kit, inclusive of fair guide Daily shuttle service to and from Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center On-the-ground access to supply chain experts Daily information sessions Communication and Connectivity Chinese sim card with mobile data, local calls and text Access to group translator Access to mobile group chat Safety Domestic Travel Accident Insurance coverage Bonus Guided group mall trip
  • Who Should Attend:
    Construction Material Consumers and Retailers If you’re a builder, contractor or deal in building materials and sanitary equipment, Phase 2 presents the opportunity for you to explore the newest materials and designs that could revolutionize your market offerings. Interior Designers and Home Retailers If you're in interior design or home retail, this is your prime opportunity to discover the latest in home essentials, décor, and furniture. Garden Centers and Outdoor Lifestyle Brands If your business is focused on gardening and outdoor living, you'll find a wide array of innovative gardening products to help diversify your offerings. Art and Craft Retailers If you’re an art and craft retailer, you can't miss the chance to explore a sundry of glass and ceramic artware and other craftwork that could be the next centerpiece of your store. Gift Shop Owners and Festival Merchandisers If you're constantly on the lookout for unique festival products, gifts, and premium items to enchant your customers, Phase 2 is where you need to be. Optical Industry Professionals and Retailers If you are in the watchmaking and optical industries, this phase offers the latest in precision instruments and stylish designs to elevate your product line.
  • Product Categories Featured:
    Building Materials and Sanitary Equipment Building and Decorative Materials Sanitary and Bathroom Equipment Home Essentials and Decor Furniture Kitchenware and Tableware Household Items Home Decorations General Ceramics Weaving, Rattan and Iron Products Garden and Outdoor Living Gardening Products Landscaping Materials Outdoor Furniture and Decor Arts and Crafts Glass Artware Art Ceramics Precision Instruments Clocks Watches Optical Instruments Festive and Gift Items Festival Products Gifts and Premiums
  • Special Requests
    Share any special requests, requirements, or comments you may have in the designated field.
  • Select Your Package
    Choose your preferred tour package from the available options.
  • Agree to Terms
    Review and agree to our terms and conditions, which are an integral part of your tour experience
  • Provide Your Information
    Start by filling out the online registration form with your essential details.
  • Submit Your Registration
    Click the "Submit" button to send your registration to our team. Once you've completed the online registration, one of our team members will reach out to answer any questions you may have, provide an invoice, and guide you through the payment process. You'll also receive our Tour Participation Waiver and Release, which must be signed and returned to us before participating in our trade show tour.
  • Add-On Selection
    If you're interested in any add-on services, simply select them from the provided options.
  • Tailored Experience
    We recognize that each business is unique. That's why our tour packages are meticulously designed to cater to your specific business interests. We can help pre-arrange meetings or factory tours with potential partners, guide you through industry-specific zones, and are always ready to assist with negotiations. Our goal is to tailor your experience to maximize both your time and opportunities at the fair.
  • Expert Guidance
    At RDL Trade Show Tours, our extensive experience with trade shows sets us apart. Our team of trade show veterans provides insightful tours, ensuring you navigate the vast landscape of opportunities efficiently. We understand the intricacies of the fair and guide you to the exhibits and events most relevant to your business. Our expertise ensures that you capitalize on every opportunity the fair has to offer.
  • Group Support and Networking Opportunities
    Traveling with a group of like-minded professionals and business owners enriches your experience. It opens doors to new perspectives, brainstorming sessions, and shared learning opportunities. Our group support fosters a collaborative environment where ideas flourish and professional bonds are formed. This adds another layer of value to your trade show experience.
  • Local Expertise with a Global Perspective
    Our team comprises of bi-lingual nationals of the trade show's host country, eliminating any language barriers. Their local expertise and understanding of the cultural and business landscape offer a tailored and authentic experience. This local insight, combined with our proficiency in supply chain management, means you’re not just attending the fair; you're accessing a wealth of knowledge and experience.
  • Exclusive Insights
    Venture into the trade show armed with insider knowledge. Our experts provide invaluable insights into the specific markets and international trade dynamics. We equip you with tips and strategies to leverage the fair for your business growth, giving you a competitive edge in your industry.
  • End-to-End Supply Chain Solutions
    Partnering with our sister company, RDL Eagle Trade Inc., a seasoned supply chain management firm, we extend our expertise beyond guiding you through the fair. Together, we build the bridges for your future business endeavors. From fostering connections to arranging logistics for transporting products, our team is equipped to streamline the entire process of integrating your new finds into your business operations.
  • Your Partner in Global Trade
    Choosing RDL Trade Show Tours means partnering with a team that understands the stakes and opportunities of international trade. We're more than just trade show tour guides; we're your partners in navigating the complexities and reaping the rewards of global commerce.
  • Hassle-Free Attendance
    With RDL Trade Show Tours, your focus remains strictly on business as we handle all logistics. Whether it's travel (optional), accommodation, registration, or local transportation, we’ve got it covered. Your package can even include cultural experiences to enrich your visit. Enjoy a seamless and comprehensive experience, free from the hassles of planning.
  • What's Included
    Arrival Services Arrival meet and greet at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Shuttle service to and from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Welcome orientation Accommodation 8 nights accommodation (Single Room) Buffet breakfast Fair Access and Support Pre-registration for Canton Fair along with collection of badges Fair kit, inclusive of fair guide Daily shuttle service to and from Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center On-the-ground access to supply chain experts Daily information sessions Communication and Connectivity Chinese sim card with mobile data, local calls and text Access to group translator Access to mobile group chat Safety Domestic Travel Accident Insurance coverage Bonus Guided group mall trip
  • Why do FAQs matter?
    FAQs are a great way to help site visitors find quick answers to common questions about your business and create a better navigation experience.
  • What is an FAQ section?
    An FAQ section can be used to quickly answer common questions about your business like "Where do you ship to?", "What are your opening hours?", or "How can I book a service?".
  • Where can I add my FAQs?
    FAQs can be added to any page on your site or to your Wix mobile app, giving access to members on the go.
  • How do I add a new question & answer?
    To add a new FAQ follow these steps: 1. Manage FAQs from your site dashboard or in the Editor 2. Add a new question & answer 3. Assign your FAQ to a category 4. Save and publish. You can always come back and edit your FAQs.
  • How do I edit or remove the 'Frequently Asked Questions' title?
    You can edit the title from the FAQ 'Settings' tab in the Editor. To remove the title from your mobile app go to the 'Site & App' tab in your Owner's app and customize.
  • Can I insert an image, video, or GIF in my FAQ?
    Yes. To add media follow these steps: 1. Manage FAQs from your site dashboard or in the Editor 2. Create a new FAQ or edit an existing one 3. From the answer text box click on the video, image or GIF icon 4. Add media from your library and save.
  • Which airport should I fly into for the Canton Fair in Guangzhou?
    You should fly into the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) for the Canton Fair. It is the primary international airport serving Guangzhou. We are pleased to offer comprehensive arrival services for our participants, which include a meet and greet at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and shuttle service to and from the airport to our accommodation selection. These services are designed to ensure a smooth and welcoming start to your Canton Fair experience.
  • What information should I gather beforehand if I want to visit a specific supplier at the Canton Fair?
    If you have a particular supplier in mind that you want to visit at the Canton Fair, it's essential to gather specific details to locate them easily in the vast fairgrounds. Ensure you make contact with the supplier in advance and find out if they will be exhibiting at the fair and during which phase(s). Additionally, gather information on their precise location within the Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center. This includes the building number, hall number, and booth number. This detailed information will help you navigate the expansive fair efficiently and make the most of your visit to meet your desired suppliers in person.
  • How can I maximize my business opportunities at the Canton Fair?
    At RDL Trade Show Tours, we understand the importance of making the most out of your Canton Fair experience. Here are some tips to help you maximize your business opportunities: Preparation is Key: Before the fair, research and identify the specific product categories or suppliers you are interested in. This will streamline your visit and help you focus on your business objectives. Utilize Our Resources: Take advantage of our daily information sessions and supply chain experts. Our experts provide valuable insights into optimizing logistics for your business needs and other practical aspects. Networking: Engage actively in networking opportunities. Attend relevant events that occur during the fair, join discussions, and connect with fellow attendees. Building strong business relationships can open doors to new opportunities. Visit Targeted Suppliers: If you have specific suppliers in mind, gather detailed information about their precise booth location. This will ensure you can locate them efficiently. Be Open to Exploration: While it's essential to have a plan, be open to exploring other product categories and suppliers. The Canton Fair is diverse, and you might discover unexpected opportunities that align with your business goals. Take Advantage of Translation Services: Our tour includes access to a dedicated group translator to bridge any language gaps. This facilitates effective communication and ensures you can engage with a wide range of exhibitors. By following these strategies, you'll be well-positioned to capitalize on the myriad of business opportunities available at the Canton Fair.
  • When should I plan my arrival and departure in Guangzhou based on my chosen tour package?
    If you've opted for the One-Phase Tour Package, tailor your travel arrangements to the specific phase of the Canton Fair you plan to attend: Phase 1 only: Plan to arrive in Guangzhou on Saturday, April 13, 2024, and depart on Sunday, April 21, 2024. Phase 2 only: Plan to arrive in Guangzhou on Sunday, April 21, 2024, and depart on Monday, April 29, 2024. Phase 3 only: Plan to arrive in Guangzhou on Monday, April 29, 2024, and depart on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. If you've opted for the Two-Phase Tour Package, tailor your travel arrangements to the specific phase of the Canton Fair you plan to attend: Phase 1 and 2 only: Plan to arrive in Guangzhou on Saturday, April 13, 2024, and depart on Monday, April 29, 2024. Phase 2 and 3 only: Plan to arrive in Guangzhou on Sunday, April 21, 2024, and depart on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. If you've opted for the Three-Phase Tour Package, tailor your travel arrangements to the specific phase of the Canton Fair you plan to attend: Phase 1, 2, and 3: Plan to arrive in Guangzhou on Saturday, April 13, 2024, and depart on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. We understand that international travel involves adjustments, especially considering the extensive travel hours involved in journeying to China. To ensure a seamless Canton Fair experience, we've carefully suggested arrival dates. Arriving a full day before the commencement of your chosen phase of the fair not only provides a necessary buffer for addressing jet lag but also allows you to attend our welcome orientation. This orientation is designed to help you get acclimated, connect with fellow attendees, and gain valuable insights before the fair kicks off. We recommend taking these factors into account, along with the time difference with China, when planning your travel arrangements.
  • What costs should I consider beyond the tour package price?
    While the tour package covers a comprehensive range of services, it's important to be aware of additional costs that are not included in the package price. Here are some key considerations: Airfare: The tour package does not include airfare to Guangzhou. However, our team offers the option of airfare assistance as an add-on service. We can assist you in making travel arrangements for a seamless journey to Guangzhou. Meals: While daily breakfast is included, you should make provisions for other meals during the day. There are plenty of options at the Canton Fair plus Guangzhou offers a variety of dining options to suit different preferences. Transport Beyond Hotel and Fairgrounds: The tour includes daily transportation from the hotel to and from the fair venue. However, if you plan to explore beyond the hotel or fairgrounds, or have specific travel requirements, additional transportation costs will apply. Optional Add-Ons: If you opt for add-on services, such as a personal translator or a full-day cultural experience, these services will have associated costs. By taking these additional costs into account, you can budget effectively and ensure a smooth experience throughout your stay in Guangzhou.

MEET A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM

Introducing Collis Williams, a key member of the RDL Trade Show Tours team and your guide to the intricacies of trade show dynamics.

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Collis brings over two decades of specialized expertise in logistics and supply chain management to the RDL Trade Show Tours team. His deep understanding of the Caribbean market and ability to craft cost-effective strategies for connecting products to destinations make him an invaluable asset at any trade show.

 

Having Collis at your side during our trade show tours means you benefit from his extensive knowledge of global supply chains tailored specifically for the Caribbean context. This expertise is ideal for businesses looking to expand their supplier base while optimizing cost-effectiveness. Collis’ proactive approach means anticipating potential issues and turning them into opportunities, ensuring that your trade show experience is not just about exploration but also about achieving practical, profitable outcomes.

 

At trade shows, where making efficient and strategic connections is key, Collis’ role transcends traditional consultancy. He helps ensure your new product discoveries are economically viable and strategically sound.

JOIN US ON AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY

Attending a trade show with RDL Trade Show Tours means you’re not merely visiting an event – you’re actively engaging in a process that can redefine the way you do business. It’s your strategic advantage that can lead to more robust business relationships, better quality control, and potentially, a more competitive position in your market.

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