Exhibitor FAQ

Please look at our FAQ’s below

1. Do I need a visa to travel to China?

Yes. All foreign nationals entering China must have a valid Chinese visa. For more information on types of visas and how to apply, please click here.

2. What is the address and phone number of the Qingdao International Expo Center?

Intersection of Binhai Avenue and Wenquan 2 Lu
Wenquan Town, Jimo City
Qingdao City, Shandong Province, China

Tel: +86 532 55656060


地址: 青岛即墨市温泉镇,滨海大道与温泉二路交汇处

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3. Are there ATM’s at the Expo Center?

Yes. Locations will be on our Expo Center Guide, which will be available soon.  

4. Is there WiFi at the show?

Yes. The Expo Center has a public WiFi network.

5. Is there a printed Show Directory?

Yes. You will receive a printed Show Directory when you pick up your exhibitor badge. Our mobile app for iOS and Android is currently available and also includes the 2018 Show Directory. 

6. Can I bring my children to the show?

No. Persons under the age of 18 years will not be allowed in the exhibit halls, including infants in strollers or carriers. Child care services are not provided and are not available at the Expo Center. If you are traveling with children, please make appropriate arrangements for their care during your visit to the show.

7. Where do I get my exhibitor badge?

After you order your exhibitor badge online, you will receive a Badge Confirmation email with a confirmation number. Print the email out and bring it to the Overseas Registration Desk in the Main Registration Lobby to pick up your badge.

8. When can I start setting up my booth?

Booth setup begins Sunday October 27th at 8:30 am. 

9. How do I get additional furniture and fixtures for my booth?

If you need additional furniture other than what is included with your ready-to-exhibit space package, you can order additional furniture from Beijing Sidex, the official show decorator. Note that if you order furniture at the show there will be a surcharge.

10. Do I need to order electrical power for 24 hours a day?

If you rent refrigerated display equipment or a live tank, you must order the 24-hour power supply from Beijing Sidex.

11. How do I ship samples?

For sample shipments, please contact Dragon Link, the official freight forwarder for the show. Do not hand-carry or ship samples by couriers such as FEDEX or DHL as your samples may be detained by Chinese Customs.

12. Can we hand-carry the seafood samples to Qingdao?

The Hygiene Department at Qingdao Airport will detain any hand-carried seafood samples. We do not recommend exhibitors hand-carry any seafood samples to Qingdao for exhibition.

13. Are there hotel discounts available?

Yes. Sea Fare Expositions is happy to provide discount rates at participating hotels near the Qingdao International Expo Center as well as in downtown Qingdao. Get the best rates at the 5-star hotels closest to the Expo Center by booking early. All participating hotels offer guests complimentary transportation to and from the Expo each day.*

*Qingdao has many additional hotels from 2-star to 5-star that do not directly participate in CFSE. For your convenience, please be sure that if you book at a non-participating hotel that they provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the Expo Center each day.

14. Are there restaurants close by or in the Expo Center?

Yes. Several restaurants will have catering outlets set up inside the Expo Center during the show. Nearby hotels such as the Grand Mercure and the Crowne Plaza will have luncheon options as well.

15. Where can I find a map of the Expo Center and exhibition halls?

Maps of the Expo Center, exhibition halls, and other important show locations will be available soon.


16. Where will the show be next year and what are the dates?

The 24th annual China Fisheries & Seafood Expo will return to the Qingdao International Expo Center in 2019. The show will run from October 30th – Nov 1, 2019.

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