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China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) is jointly hosted by Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Commerce, State Administration of Radio and Television, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Guangdong Provincial People’s Government and Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government and co-organized by Shenzhen Press Group, Shenzhen Media Group, Shenzhen Publication & Distribution Group as well as Shenzhen International Cultural Industries Fair Co., Ltd. As a national standard, international and integrated cultural fair in China, ICIF focuses on exhibition and exchange and is committed to hosting quality 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 the Global Association of the Exhibition industry (UFI). ICIF has grown and developed by leaps and bounds over the course of hosting 13 fairs. The exhibition area has reached 105,000 m2, with the number of exhibitors increasing from more than 700 from the very beginning to 2,302. Likewise, its trading volume has risen from 35.69 billion RMB to 224.0848 billion RMB. The number of countries and regions as visitors, exhibitors and buyers has mounted to 99 from a dozen, while venues expanding to 68. The 13th ICIF, where nearly 6,000 cultural industrial investment and financing projects were demonstrated live, collected over 100,000 cultural creativity industrial products from home and abroad and also encouraged the full participation of 40 countries and 117 institutions. With 20% exhibition area for foreign exhibitors, 20,016 foreign buyers were attracted to visit, purchase and negotiate in the 13th 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.


Successfully held on May 11 to 15, 2017 in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, the 13th ICIF further improved its marketization, profession and internationalization, boosting the great development, flourishing and globalization of Chinese culture. The 13th ICIF is divided into 5 sections consisting of Exhibition & Exchange, Forums & Meetings, Awards & Rating, Festival Activities and Online ICIF with 9 exhibition halls comprised of Cultural Industries Hall (Hall 1), Creative Design Hall (Hall 2), Film, Television and Animation Hall (Hall 3), Press and Publication Hall (Hall 4), Digital Culture Hall (Hall 5), Art Hall (Hall 6), The Belt & Road • International Hall (Hall 7), Intangible Cultural Heritage Hall (Hall 8) and Arts & Crafts Hall (Hall 9). It highlights major cultural industries including creative design, news publication, film, television, animation, intangible cultural heritage, calligraphy, painting, arts, cultural tourism, cultural technology and crafts, and representative export-oriented brand enterprises, products and projects in cultural industries. With the advantage of the unique role as a national standard, international and integrated cultural fair, ICIF brings more quality exhibition resources, leads the way for future development of cultural industries and hosts internationally renowned brand exhibitions.


We would like to sincerely invite you to participate in the exhibition, trade, forums, awards rating and festival activities of the 14th 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