Some important information you need to know when Exhibiting at Shanghai Exhibitions and Trade Shows.
Note: Check with show management or your exhibit house to confirm tax details for specific shows. A 5-percent business tax may also be levied depending on the goods or services sold.
Voltage: Most exhibit halls use 220 volts, but 110-volt power can sometimes be ordered. Adapters/transformers should be brought from home or rented from your exhibit contractor.
Garbage: Builders are responsible for handling all trash generated during I&D. Most shows have trash-removal services included in the space-rental fee. Build-and-burn exhibits may require an additional disposal fee.
Cellphones: Prepaid SIM cards are available at the airport or any China Mobile/China Unicom office. Use a disposable phone with a local number to communicate with suppliers, as many do not have international dialing capabilities.
Music: Exhibitors are generally free to play music in their booths, but should get show-management approval.
Treat a business card with great respect; never write on it or put it in your pocket. Always give and receive business cards with two hands, and read the cards completely. If a Chinese businessperson speaks English, he or she will have an English name.