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Hosts

The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee (General Administration of Press and Publication of the People’s Republic of China, National Film Administration)
Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China
Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China
State Administration of Radio and Television of the People’s Republic of China
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Guangdong Provincial People’s Government
Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government 
Organizers 
Shenzhen Press Group
Shenzhen Media Group
Shenzhen Publication and Distribution Group Company
Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair Co., Ltd.

 
Organizers 

Shenzhen Press Group
Shenzhen Media Group
Shenzhen Publication and Distribution Group Company
Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair Co., Ltd.
 
Time:  May 10th - 14th, 2018(Thursday to Monday)
Buyers’ Days: May 10th – 11th            Public Days: May 12th – 14th
Venue:  Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center
Exhibition Area:105,000㎡

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 market-orientation, 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.
 


Brief Introduction of the 14th ICIF

1. Eternal Theme of the Fair: exhibition and exchange

2. Fair Positioning
● National-level, internationalized and integrated fair in cultural industries 
● Annual review and summarization event for the development of China’s cultural industries
● Exhibition and exchange platform for the best cultural products from 
Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan
● Cultural export and trade platform based on products, revolving around culture and aiming at the globalization of Chinese culture
● Modern and large-scale fair with professional exhibition services, market-oriented exhibition operation model, standardized exhibition management, strictly selected exhibition contents and international exhibition and trade

3. Target Markets
● World-famous cultural enterprises
●Important international cultural markets in Europe, Asia, America and Australia, BRICS countries, and countries along the Silk Road
● Domestic cultural markets
● Overseas Chinese cultural groups

4. Target Exhibitors and Visitors
● Cultural institutions and enterprises engaged in film and television production, publishing, printing and reproduction, performing arts and entertainment, cultural exhibition, digital content, film and television animation, creative design, intangible cultural heritage, cultural technology, cultural finance, cultural creativity, cultural tourism, arts and crafts, paintings and calligraphy and other cultural industries
● Global venture capital enterprises, banks, financial companies and other investment organizations and investors
● Global governmental organizations, cultural and commercial institutions, corporate representatives and individuals
● Enterprises and organizations on the upper, middle and lower streams of cultural and creative industries

5. How to Cooperate
● Participate as an exhibitor
● Participate as a visitor
● Invest in cultural and creative projects
● Work as our agent for inviting exhibitors and visitors
● Work as our overseas promotion partner
● Hold events