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 of the Hongdao International Convention & Exhibition Center (HICEC)?

Hongdao International Convention & Exhibition Center

Huoju Road, Gaoxin District
Qingdao, China

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

Yes. Locations are shown on our Expo Guide Map.

4. Is there WiFi at the Expo Center?

Yes. The Expo Center has a public WiFi network.

5. Is there a Show Directory?

To view the show directory, register for the CFSE Global Marketplace. All CFSE exhibitors who have booked space will have a free Regular Listing on the Marketplace which will have a variety of features including detailed product listings, live chat, photo and video uploads, smart matching and more. In addition to being able to offer product quotes to visitors, CFSE exhibitors will also have a portal so they can solicit quotes from other CFSE exhibitors.

6. May 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 pick up my exhibitor badge?

After you order your exhibitor badge online, you will receive an email with a confirmation number. Print the email out and bring it to Exhibitor Registration in the Registration Hall to pick up your badge.

8. When can I start setting up my booth?

Booth setup begins Friday, October 25th 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. May I hand-carry the seafood samples to Qingdao?

The Hygiene Department 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 Expo Center as well as in downtown Qingdao. Get the best rates at the 4-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 inside the Expo Center and adjacent hotels during the show. The Hongdao area has many local dining options within minutes of the Expo Center 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. The Maps section of our Transportation page will always have the latest maps available.


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

China Fisheries & Seafood Expo will return to the Hongdao International Convention & Exhibition Center for our 27th show on October 30th – November 1st, 2024.

Still have questions?