Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) 2015 revisited
The Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) 2015 has closed its doors and we left with mixed feelings. The spring event always has been smaller than the autumn fair, no difference this year, but this year’s show was dominated by suppliers and manufacturers from what has to be considered the second and third tier of the (LED) lighting industry in China. Rows and rows of exhibitors from Ningbo, Foshan, Zhongshan and even Jiangmen left very little space for the companies based in Greater Shenzhen, there were almost no international exhibitors present, which is obviously also very different from the autumn fair. The spring fair has, with this year, almost been a local exhibition and looks more like LED CHINA than an international event.
This, of course, is a very clear indicator for the significant and leading role China’s LED industry plays on an international scale. But, on the other hand, what will foreign visitors and buyers make of the products shown, some presented with high claims and a extraordinary low prices? T8 LED tubes were offered at some places for prices lower than USD 5 (for 1.2 m tubes), other suppliers advertised 160 lm/ Watt. Both of which, of course, have to be taken with more than a grain of salt, in particular when considering the probable quality standard this products provide. Panel lights went for down to USD 17.5 for a 600×600 mm product, which makes other, certified products with European certification and branded drivers and LEDs at USD 30 look extraordinarily expensive. Quality and reliability considerations are, sadly, not top priorities for quite a few suppliers and buyers as well.
On a positive note we recognised, that LED linear lights for domestic and commercial applications have gained momentum. At the autumn 2014 issue of the fair there were less than a handful of manufacturers showing this kind of products, this year we found almost a dozen with good quality and a wide range of applications. We are looking forward to find even more developments at the Guangzhou Lighting Exhibition in June and the autumn edition of the Hong Kong event. Meet you again then!
The 19th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition was held from June 9 – 12, 2014, together with the Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex. With more than 2.600 exhibitors the fair can now claim to be the biggest lighting exhibition worldwide. Not only Chinese manufacturers and developers did provide an impressive overview about their products, more and more international companies take part and compete with China’s ever growing lighting industry
Visitors as well as the press emphasized the high quality of the products shown. Some examples:
Stephen Naor, President of Leapfrog Lighting (Ottawa, Canada) provides a review of the fair from the position of a demanding buyer on the company’s website. To read more, please go to
LEDinside, which was again responsible for a series of seminars and conferences held during the exhibition, reports about trends and new developments on its website. For more details please visit
More statistics from the organiser on http://guangzhou-international-lighting-exhibition.hk.messefrankfurt.com/guangzhou/zh-cn/for-visitors/welcome.html
Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2012 commenced on June 9-12, 2012 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China. The exhibition consisted of not only Chinese companies such as Mulinsen, ChangFang, Honglitronic, and Refond Optoelectronics but also global big names such as Philips, Osram, GE, Panasonic, and Toshiba. Taiwanese LED companies gathered at Arena B – 10.2 and 11.2 while international top-tier firms showcased at Arena A – 3.1 and 4.1. Displays and TVs were exhibited at Arena B – 12.1 and 13.1.
CHINA HI-TECH FAIR 2011
Shenzhen, November 16 – 21, 2011
A record 536,000 people visited the 13th China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) that closed at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Futian District on November 21, 2011.
The fair attracted nearly 2,504 investors and 2,928 exhibitors from 58 countries and regions, including Russia, Germany, Hungary and Finland, said Mayor Xu Qin at the closing ceremony.
A total of 13,164 exhibits were displayed at the fair.
It was the largest fair to date, with the most visitors, investors and exhibitors and the sales volume was slightly higher than last year, Xu said.
This is the second year the fair has refused to give the detailed sales volume figures.
Nineteen countries and regions, such as the United States, Germany, South Korea, Australia and France, organized 24 delegations to attend the fair.
More than 280 well-known domestic and overseas companies provided more than 8,000 high-level posts at a job fair for high-tech professionals.
More than 1,500 journalists from around the world covered the fair, Xu said.
A variety of forums and meetings were held during the fair, with speakers including ministers from several nations and leading entrepreneurs from around the world.
Overseas versions of the fair were held in Hungary and Israel in September, and more countries had shown interest in holding subsidiary fairs in the future, Xu said.
The fair was an ideal platform for Chinese companies to enter the international market and were major channels through which foreign companies could expand their business networks in China, Xu said.
2012’s CHTF is expected to be held from Nov. 16 to 21.
The first CHTF in Shenzhen was in 1999 and the annual event is now the biggest and most influential science exhibition in China.
Supercomputing system Dawn 6000, which can perform 1.27 quadrillion calculations per second, was put into operation at the National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen on November 16, 2011, the opening day of China Hi-Tech Fair.
The system, which has been developed jointly by Dawning Information Industry Co. Ltd. and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Calculation Institution, is the fourth-fastest computing system in the world.
The operation of the supercomputer for one day is equal to the work load of an ordinary computer for 175 years. The storage capacity is equal to 80 times the collection of the National Library of China.
The computer system could cost 45 million yuan (US$7.14 million) in electricity a year or 120,000 yuan a day, according to Xu Xiaodong, head of National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen. The supercomputing center had invested 1.23 billion yuan in its main system, which will provide cloud computing and high performance computing.
The National Supercomputing Center, which was established in 2009 and cost 800 million yuan, is the key science and technology facility in Guangdong and the largest investment in science and technology in Shenzhen.
According to Xu, the center will play an important role in the development of new energy, research of new materials, meteorological forecasting and natural disaster analysis.
The computer center had signed cooperative programs with ZTE, BYD, BGI, Shenzhen People’s Hospital and Shenzhen Meteorological Observatory to provide cloud computing services.
“The system will be separated into four platforms to provide technical support for meteorology, finance and other public information industries and to provide innovative computing and data processing solutions for companies,” Liu Yupeng, a project manager at the center, told a news conference Friday.
It will be used in information services in Hong Kong, Macao and Southeast Asian countries.
The supercomputing center also developed a public service platform for Shenzhen residents. The system covers multiple application software and residents can log on to the system to process documents, watch movies and store photos. Although the opening date has not yet been decided, the computer center said it had reserved storage space of 1T (1,024G) for each Shenzhen resident for free.
The National Web site for the Internet of Things (IOT) opened on November 16 at the China Hi-Tech Fair at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, which gathered state-of-the-art IOT technology in No. 4 exhibition hall.
The Web site, www.iotcn.org.cn, is run by the electronic science and technology information research institute, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
The Web site has nine sections including policies and regulations, technological innovation, application demonstration and industrial development in the IOT industry.
“The establishment of the Web site is an important step toward building a public service platform for the IOT industry, providing companies with an efficient information service,” said Yang Xueshan, MIIT vice minister, at the opening ceremony.
Yang said the Web site was expected to offer a new channel for communication for the government and IOT companies.
“Each side should make full use of the Web site to boost the development of the IOT industry,” said Yang.
MIIT has been encouraging fast development of the IOT industry, which aims to establish 10 IOT clusters and foster 100 competent companies.
During a recent interview, Miao Wei, minister of MIIT, said the IOT was an extension and expansion of the Internet and telecommunications network, which is a high integration and comprehensive application of new information technology.
Miao called for a sound environment for IOT development and breakthroughs in the research and development of key technologies.
GREEN TECHNOLOGY AT THE CHTF 2011
CHINA’S INTERNET GIANTS AT THE CHTF 2011
MAN AND MACHINE AT THE CHTF 2011
LEADING CHINESE COMPANIES AT THE CHTF 2011
3D it is!
SOME OF CHINA’S PROVINCES’ PAVILLONS AT THE CHTF 2011
THE UNUSUAL AT THE CHTF 2011
Austria’s contribution to the CHTF 2011
No pictures! We are at an exhibition!
Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 2011 – Asia’s Biggest Autumn Lighting Event
More than 2,100 local and overseas exhibitors gathered at the 13th edition of the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 27 to 30, 2011, Asia’s biggest autumn lighting event and the third-largest lighting exhibition in the world.
With recent energy trends emphasizing sustainability and conservation, the show was also attended by more than 760 exhibitors at the LED and Green Lighting zone. The hall of Aurora featured big names including ASFOUR, Bridge Lux, BJB, Citizen, CREE, EGLO, Everlight, Fulham, Fumagalli, MEGAMAN, Midea, Neo-Neon, OPTILED, Osram, Philips, RICOH, Seoul Semiconductor, and Viri Bright. Other exhibition zones in spotlight were Commercial Lighting, Household Lighting, Lighting Accessories, Outdoor Lighting, Parts & Components, and Lighting Management Design & Technology.
One of the exhibitors pointed out: ‘We have seen positive growth and development in Asia-Pacific in 2011 and look forward to continue expansion into 2012 and beyond.
The Hong Kong International Lighting fair is one of – if not the most – important events for us to reach new and existing clients’
The iconic Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre provided a stunning venue for the fair, while being remarkably accessible to delegates, exhibitors and more than 30,000 visitors. Facilities at the fairground included courtesy e-mail and business centres, WiFi access as well as free shuttle buses to the AsiaWorld Expo complex where EcoExpo Asia and the China Sourcing Fairs were held at the same time.
The four-day event also presented winning lighting designs from the 5th Hong Kong Lighting Design Competition.
Demonstrating the benefits of light – by its absence
12th Shenzhen International Jewellery Fair
Shenzhen – Jewellery Hub of China
Shenzhen is the biggest jewellery manufacturing, processing and trading centre in mainland China.
The Shenzhen jewellery industry is one of the top six traditional industries with distinct advantages. It produces more than 70% of jewellery products in China. There are over 2,100 jewellery companies. The total value of jewellery in processing and manufacturing amounts to RMB 50 billion (about 6.4 billion Dollars) annually. There are about 120,000 employers within the industry. Shenzhen is indeed the real “Jewellery Hub of China”.
The Most Influential Jewellery Event in China
The Shenzhen International Jewellery Fair is the largest and most successful trade fair ever held in Mainland China. It is the most glamorous showcase of the best jewellery design in China. It also unveils the prevailing jewellery consumption trends in the years to come. Spanning over 52,500 m2 of exhibition area and about 2,500 booths, the Fair featured over 1,000 exhibitors from China and 30 other countries and areas. It is also the annual showcase of famous Chinese and over 300 international brands. The fair attracted 40,000 trade buyers from 73 countries and regions.
Riding on past success, the 2011 Shenzhen International Jewellery Fair was even more extensive and fruitful than ever. Whether you are planning to sell your products and services, expanding into the China market, launching new products or increasing brand recognition, the Shenzhen International Jewellery Fair is the place to be!
Not surprisingly, women made the bulk of spectators and buyers at this event
Jade products always make a significant part of exhibits
From the raw…
… to the elaborately crafted works of art
Women from the Miao ethnic minority display silver jewellery
… and it’s still sometimes difficulty to find the right English name for a company
China International Optoelectronic Exposition 2011 expands by 20 percent, featuring over 3,000 exhibitors
The 13th China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) was held from September 6 to 9, 2011, in the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. The three concurrent expositions of CIOE (Optical Communications, Lasers & Infrared Applications Expo, Precision Optics Expo and LED Expo) and the co-located Global Sources’ (NASDAQ: GSOL) Global Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components featured over 3,000 exhibitors. The total exhibition space had been expanded to 100,000 square meters, a 20 percent increase from last year.
Top enterprises like JDSU, Finisar, NTT, NeoPhotonics, Source Photonics, Fiberhome, WTD, Mitsubishi Electric, O-net, Photop, WXZTE, Hisense, FLIR, SAT, Newport, LEYBOLD, HOYA, DON, OHARA, USTRON, OCEAN Optics, EDMUND, OLYMPUS, SCHOTT, ASM, ASYMTEK, GARTER, MONOCRYSTAL, MMS, NEON KING, Silan, Retop and Ledman did showcase their latest technologies and products. Also participating were international exhibitors from Canada and Germany, UK Trade & Investment, France’s Optical Society and other government organizations and business associations from around the world.
Global Sources’ Executive Chairman, Merle A. Hinrichs, said: “The growth of CIOE reflects the rapid development of the global optoelectronics industry. The world optoelectronics market expanded by 30% last year and growth continues to be strong in 2011. China is one of the major optoelectronics manufacturing regions in the world, as well as an increasingly important market for international suppliers. We expect CIOE to continue being a significant worldwide event that brings together buyers and suppliers in this dynamic industry.”
Secretary General of CIOE, Prof. Yang Xiancheng, said: “We have expanded the exhibition space by 20 percent this year. As early as July, all the booths in the 100,000 square meters exhibition space were already booked. Our relationship with Global Sources has extended our reach and expanded our coverage in the electronics industry. We expect an excellent turnout of visitors this year. ZTE, HUAWEI, Foxconn, Changchun Institution of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics have all confirmed their attendance.”
Over 100 conference speakers were presenting at the four-day event. Industry experts and professionals did take center stage and shared their insights at the China Optical Communication Technology and Development Forum, Chinese Optical Society Annual Conference and LED Lighting Technology and Development Forum.
iPad and Iphone accessories dominate Global Sourcing Fair
Global Sources’ Global Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components was co-locating with CIOE on September 6th, 7th and 8th. Special product pavilions include Components, Brand Zone, Telecom Products & Wireless, Computer Peripherals, iProduct & Accessories and Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances. Dominating this year’s show were accessories and attachments for iPads and iPhones.Dongguan Hartok Wooden & Bamboo Craft Co., Ltd., bestphone, E-Link Technology Co., Ltd., Koonhome Inc., Kafkamobile and Shenzhen ITIOT Technology Co., Ltd., did show some of the most advanced and stylish products suited for use with the ever more popular Apple gadgets.
About China International Optoelectronic Exposition
The China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) is a worldwide renowned exhibition, which presents the most advanced optoelectronic technologies and innovations. CIOE was established in 1999 in Shenzhen. This event has been held annually for the past twelve years at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. As the world’s largest Optoelectronic expo, it has been an UFI-approved event since 2007.
The 13th CIOE (CIOE 2011) again was held at Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, September 6 to 9, 2011 over a total exhibition area of 100,000 sqm. It comprised four concurrent sub-expositions, focusing on optical communications & sensors, lasers & infrared applications, precision optics, and LEDs. More than 2,500 exhibitors did present the most advanced optoelectronic technologies and products at CIOE 2011. The event also co-located with Global Sources’ Global Sourcing Fair: Electronic, CIOE’s international strategic partner.
About Global Sources
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.
The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (http://www.globalsources.com), print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, trade shows, and online sourcing fairs.
Over 1 million international buyers, including 85 of the world’s top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.
Global Sources’ other businesses provides Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China. These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China, Global Sources has a network of more than 40 office locations and a community of nearly 3 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.
Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.
LED displays occupied a large area of the LED section of the exhibition
Telescopes for the ambitious amateur astronomer at CIOE 2011
UAV equipped with high-resolution cameras
Visitors watching a presentation at one of the LED display exhibitions
Abrasives presented with a gentle touch
Visitors with great interest in LED manufacturing machines and testing equipment
A sure sign that further growth of the LED industry is expected in China
The German Pavilion at the 13th CIOE
If a product brandishes the ‘Made in Germany’ logo one can be sure, that it’s still given more than a second look in China. German made and designed products, not just cars, enjoy a well-deserved high reputation generally among a wider population and in particular among graduates from higher technical education institutions.
Not suprisingly, the German Pavilion at the 13th CIOE (presented by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, in cooperation with the Association of German Trade Fair Industry, supported by the German Hightech Industry Association and organized by the Nuernberg Messe GmbH) did show the slogan in large letters at various positions of the pavilion and should have attracted many of the professionals visiting the exhibition. Unfortunately, the pavilion’s design wasn’t very inviting to encourage the meeting of minds – the public guest area resembled a closed area, the few chairs and tables provided were most of the time occupied by the organizer’s staff. In total 10 German companies inhabited the (mainly) narrow booths, and during our repeated visits over three days some of the exhibitor’s representatives kept themselves busy on their laptops, iPhones and iPads and rarely engaged with interested visitors, pausing and looking at the few displayed samples of German engineering, only to move on after a short while because nobody took notice of them. The pavilion’s information brochure was sparsely spread out on the two racks provided, very quickly picked up by passing visitors and, sometimes for hours, not replaced.
In all, a missed opportunity, in our point of view, to represent ‘Made in Germany’ at its best. We would wish, that the organizers as well as the exhibitors at the German Pavilion did take the opportunity and visit some of the local exhibitors with their wide open, inviting and easy accessible displays and continuous information programs. Maybe they can apply what they see at future exhibitions.
Visitor’s area at the German Pavilion
Brochures were at high demand, but sparsely replaced
NEPCON South China 2011 with Focus on New Product Innovations
Taking place from August 30 to September 1 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, NEPCON South China 2011 did span nearly 30,000 sqm and attracted more than 500 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions. It is estimated that more than 1,000 pieces of electronics manufacturing equipment were displayed and demonstrated onsite. Show exhibitor Reed Electronics used this platform to introduce a full range of technology and products for electronics assembly and manufacturing, providing a valuable opportunity for trade professionals to find advanced new solutions as well as the latest technologies.
Each year, NEPCON South China brings together thousands of decision makers, engineers, technicians and buyers for three days of nonstop business under one roof. Reed Exhibitions is expecting 26,000 industry leaders and buyers at the show. Together with the steady development of China’s electronics and information products market, many famous manufacturers from around the globe hastened to promote new products in China.
As one of the most important trading platforms of China’s electronics manufacturing industry for multinational and domestic purchasing, NEPCON South China has become the preferential platform for manufacturers to release their new products. A sampling of what was found on the show floor at the end of August follows.
Device programmer BPM Microsystems unveiled the 2800 to the Chinese market. As the newest addition to its manual universal device programmer family, the 2800 combines the unrivaled speed of Vector Engine Co-Processor® technology plus true universal device support, resulting in the fastest universal programmer in the industry.
Kyzen debuted Aquanox® A4638, an engineered electronics assembly and advanced packaging cleaning agent that removes flux residue from flip chip and low clearance components as well as water-soluble polar flux residues at low concentrations.
Sony Manufacturing Systems Corporation showcased two innovative systems: The SI-G200MK5, a high-speed electronic part mounter that realizes maximum 66000 CPH high-speed mounting, and the SI-V200SPI 2-/3-D Hybrid Solder Paste Inspection Machine that provides all post-inspection solder paste printing on one machine.
Indium Corporation introduced SAC105+Mn, the industry’s first reliable, lead-free, low-Ag alloy. The material features thermal cycling comparable to, and drop testing significantly better than, SAC305. Its thermal reliability characteristics are comparable to, and in some cases better than, standard high-cost, high-silver solder alloys. Additional attributes include drop shock reliability better than SAC105 for the handheld device market, reduced environmental impact and reduced silver content for decreased price volatility.
MX500™ is the SMT Industry’s first fully modularized AOI system that offers scalability and flexibility for line expansion using an innovative multi-lane approach. CyberOptics (China) Company Ltd’s MX500™ offers a horizontal-stackable conveyor system with a primary inspection lane that can be coupled with additional lanes to support dual, triple and quad-lane configurations.
Other notable products introduced include American Tec Co Ltd’s Jutze MI-3000/LI-2000 high-speed, high-precision XIA series Inline AOI; ZESTRON Trading (Shanghai) Co Ltd’s ATRON® AC 207 fast, technology-based cleaning agent designed to operate at low concentration levels; AIM Solder (Shenzhen) Co Ltd’s NC258 halogen-free, halide-free solder that enhances fine print definition even on the finest pads; ASYS Group’s INSIGNUM2000 in/offline laser marking system for direct marking on solder resist on PCBs; and Cookson Electronics – ALPHA’s SACX Plus Alloy that delivers excellent soldering performance and is highly reliable compared to more expensive high silver alloy options. (http://www.nepconsouthchina.com/en/News-Center/Event-News/news10/)
Shenzhen, June 30 – July 3, 2011
Although China’s blue-chip watch manufacturers have made great achievements in timepiece technology, they still lag in precision, design and branding compared with their Swiss and Japanese counterparts, domestic experts agreed at the Ninth China Watch and Clock Summit Forum in Shenzhen.
“Some domestic mechanical watchmakers can now produce watches featuring tourbillon, minute repeaters (chimes on the hour, half hour, quarter hour or minutes) and a perpetual calendar, the top three branches of technology in the world timepiece industry,” said Wang Deming, vice chairman of Tianjin Sea-Gull Corp., which was founded in 1955. “Compared with centuries-old Swiss mechanical watch technology, China still has a way to go to improve precision and quality, especially when in mass production,” Wang said at the Forum.
To get closer to the world’s best in recent years, there was a growing number of Chinese watchmakers opening branches in Switzerland, said Urs Buchmann, managing director of Credit Suisse’s Asia Pacific Corporate Banking.
“I think Chinese brands will almost certainly continue to move up the value chain, and be of comparable quality to many other high-end brands on the market, but just in the field of brand recognition, I don’t think they pose a serious threat to Swiss brands,” said Wang.
The forum is part of the 22nd China Watch and Clock Fair, widely regarded as the country’s premier showcase for the world timepiece industry.
The fair, from June 30 to July 3, 2011, at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, is expected to attract more than 500 watchmakers from 60 countries and regions to show the latest watches, clocks, accessories and technology.
The organizer, Shenzhen Watch and Clock Association, expects more than 40,000 buyers from more than 30 countries to attend the fair.
Statistics show that last year, the output of watches in China increased by 22.6 percent and clocks by 16.7 percent. Watch imports hit 15.5 billion yuan (US$2.38 billion) last year, reflecting strong demand from China’s nouveau riche.
Source: Shenzhen Daily
Guangzhou, June 9 – 12, 2011
With over 2500 exhibitors this year’s GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL LIGHTING EXHIBITION is bigger than ever before. The theme almost exclusively is LED oriented and the fair did provide a dazzling review of the wide range of applications for digital lighting. Organized together with Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd., the show is becoming more and more a must-see event for lighting professionals from all over the world.
LED is the third generation of lighting technology after incandescent and fluorescent light. At present 19% of global electricity usage comes from lighting. The use of LED lights can reduce this electricity usage by 40%, and prevent the emission of 555 million tones of carbon dioxide each year.
Over ten thousand companies produce lights in China. In 2010, profit from Chinese lighting exports reached 18.5 billion USD and the gross industrial value of Guangdong’s LEDs was 85.3 billion Yuan. The national industrial value reached 150 billion Yuan. It is estimated that in 2015 the Chinese LED industry will be valued at 500 billion Yuan, becoming one of the top three LED producers in the world.
Shenzhen, May 13 – 15, 2011
ICIF 2011 inks ￥124b contracts
THE trading volume of the 7th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) reached a record 124.549 billion yuan (US$19 billion) by noon yesterday, more than 14 percent over last year, a press conference said.
Deals involving cultural product exports exceeded 12.4 billion yuan, accounting for over 9 percent of the total, Vice Mayor Wu Yihuan said at the news conference.
Having an exhibition area of 108,000 square meters, the ICIF attracted more than 12,000 overseas procurers, over 2,000 more than last year.
“The ICIF is playing an increasingly important role in driving the development of the cultural industries in Shenzhen,” said Chen Wei, head of the city’s culture, sports and tourism bureau.
Chen said that the ICIF was gradually becoming an important platform for Shenzhen to attract investment from outside the city.
He added that the ICIF had also pushed the development of the local modern service industry.
A member of the ICIF organizing committee, Wu Zhong, said that more professional exhibitions would be introduced and included in the next ICIF to further raise the event’s professional level.
“The organizing committee of the ICIF will improve strategic cooperation with international enterprises and commercial associations to attract more competent international exhibitors to the event,” Wu said.
Wu said the organizing committee would step up its efforts to connect cultural projects with great potential using foreign capital.
“We will also try to attract more growing enterprises to attend the ICIF and make the event a platform of the cultural industries,” said Wu.
This year’s ICIF attracted more than 3.54 million visitors in it main venue and 40 subvenues across the city.