Visitor 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?

Yes. To view the show directory, register for the CFSE Global Marketplace.

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. Is my entry badge valid for all three days of the show?

Yes. Entry badges are valid for the full length of the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo.

8. How do I register for the show and receive my entry badge?

Online Visitor Registration will begin in July.

After successfully completing your online visitor registration you will receive an emailed Registration Confirmation with a barcode. Please print your Registration Confirmation and bring it to Visitor Registration in the Expo Center’s Registration Hall to pick up your entry badge. You must bring your Registration Confirmation email with the barcode visible to pick up your badge. The letter can be either printed or displayed on the screen of your smart phone but it is important that we be able to scan the barcode.

9. Do you accept credit cards for on-site registration?

Yes, we accept credit card for on-site payment. 

10. What time does the show open and close each day?

The show opens to visitors at 10:00 am each day. The show closes at 17:00 the first two days and 15:30 on the third day.

11. Will there be light rail transportation from downtown Qingdao to the Expo Center?

Yes. Qingdao Metro Line 2 and 11 both run directly in front of the Expo Center with connections to downtown Qingdao. The Qingdao Metro section of our Transportation page will always have the latest information available.

12. Are there hotel discounts available?

Yes. Sea Fare Expositions is happy to provide discount rates at participating Hotels near HICEC. Get the best rates at the 4-star hotels closest to the Expo Center by booking ahead. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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. Our Transportation page will always have the latest maps available.


15. 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?