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China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) is a national-level, internationalized and integrated cultural fair in China, which focuses on exhibition and exchange and is committed to hosting quality-oriented and intensive exhibitions and building a trade platform for China’s cultural industrial products and projects, driving the development of China’s cultural industries and vigorously advancing the globalization of Chinese cultural products.


ICIF is an inclusive cultural industries fair officially approved by UFI. ICIF has grown and developed by leaps and bounds over the course of hosting for 14 years. The exhibition area has reached 105,000 m2, with the number of exhibitors increasing from more than 700 at the very beginning to 2,308 at the 14th ICIF. Its turnover and exports are rising year by year, and the number of countries and regions as visitors, exhibitors and buyers has mounted to 101 from a dozen, while the sub-venues were expanding to 67. The 14th ICIF, where nearly 6,000 cultural industrial investment and financing projects were demonstrated live, collected over 100,000 cultural creativity industrial products from all over the world and also encouraged the full participation of 42 countries and 130 institutions. With 20% exhibition area for overseas exhibitors, 21,386 overseas buyers were attracted to visit, purchase and negotiate in the 14th ICIF. As the only national standard, international and integrated cultural fair in China, ICIF is crowned as the Top Cultural Fair in China for its increasing scale and brand influence, greater effect of promoting the development of China cultural industries as well as positive progress in driving Chinese cultural products to reach out to the world.


We would like to sincerely invite you to participate in the exhibition, trade, forums, awards rating and festival activities of the 15th ICIF. Let’s explore business opportunities and share the creative future in cultural industries together.


Awards and Accolades

Year 2006
●Outstanding Contribution Award for Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Industry, Best Planning & Creativity Award, and Award for Internationalization
●One of the Top 25 Influential Fairs in China Convention and Exhibition Industry
●Event approved by UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry)

Year 2007
●Grand Award of Annual Contribution for Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Industry, Contribution Award of Industrial Promotion
●Golden Finger Award of China Industrial Brand Fair – Most Influential Fair Brand

Year 2008
●Outstanding Contribution Award for Boosting the Development of Shenzhen Industries over the Past 30 Years’ Reform & Opening-up
●Most Influential Exhibition Brand in China
●Innovation Award of China Cultural Industries

Year 2009
●2009 Chinese Gala

Year 2010
●Significant Achievement Award for Shenzhen Cultural and Ideological Progress
●One of the Most Outstanding Exhibition Brands since the Establishment of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone 

Year 2011
● Top Ten Government-Oriented Fair of China
● ISO9001 Quality Management System

Year 2012
●Outstanding Unit of China Cultural Reform
●Top Ten Most Influential Creativity Activity in 2012 in the First Shenzhen Influential Creativity Selection

Year 2013
●Typical Survey Enterprise in the Field of Commerce and Trade Circulation awarded by Ministry of Commerce
●Member of Cultural Industry (China) Collaboration 

Year 2014
●The 11th “China Exhibition Star” Industry Award - China Top Ten Fair

Year 2015
●Top 10 Meritorious Exhibition of 35th Anniversary of Shenzhen

Year 2016
●2014-2015 China Brand Exhibition Award
●Top Ten Cultural Business Cards of Shenzhen

Year 2017
●World’s Most Competitive Exhibition in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Year 2018
●Gold Award of ‘China Brand Exhibition in the 40th Anniversary of China's Reform and Opening-up’
●2018 Top Ten Brand Exhibition in China
●2018 Shenzhen Special Brand Exhibition