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China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) is jointly hosted by 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, Ministry of Commerce, National Radio and Television Administration, 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 Group Company as well as Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair Co., Ltd. As the only 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 industry and vigorously advancing the globalization of Chinese cultural products. ICIF is crowned as The Top Cultural Fair in China.

As a Shenzhen-based national-level exhibition, ICIF drew heightened attention of leaders of the Communist Party of China and all circles of the society since 2004. The ICIF Coordination Leading Group was established and the three-level exhibition mechanism was provided in January 2010 under the direction of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. In terms of organizing exhibitions in China, ICIF has been held in 31 provinces, municipalities and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions for nine consecutive years. In terms of overseas investment, 101 countries and regions participated in various activities of the 14th ICIF. The turnover of the export turnover of the exhibition has increased year by year. 

As held in the year of the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and also on the important node of the 15th year. Guided by Xi Jinping's thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era, this exhibition will comprehensively implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress and the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech at the National Conference on Publicity and Ideological Work, adhere to the road of socialist cultural development with Chinese characteristics, adhere to the primacy of social benefits, adhere to the promotion of excellent traditional Chinese culture, and firm cultural confidence. It will display the achievements of the reform of the national cultural system and mechanism and the latest achievements in the development of the cultural industry, so as to enhance people's sense of gain and happiness with high-quality cultural supply. It will accelerate the collaborative innovation and development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, vigorously promote the Chinese culture going globally, fully implement the initiative of 'The Belt & Road', deepen international exchanges and cooperation, strive to build high-end display and trading platform for Chinese cultural products and projects, and strive to enhance the soft power of Chinese culture and the influence of Chinese culture. It will also accelerate the integration of culture and tourism, foster new forms of business and consumption patterns, stimulate cultural innovation and creativity, highlight the leading role of cultural expositions in promoting the rapid and healthy development of cultural industries, and promote the high-quality development of cultural industries.

We would like to sincerely invite you to participate in the 15th ICIF, trade, forums, awards rating and festival activities of the 15th ICIF. Let’s explore business opportunities and share a creative future in cultural industry 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 for 40th?anniversary of China's Reform and Opening-up

●Top Ten China Brand Exhibition 2018

●Shenzhen Exhibition Merit Award for 40th?Anniversary of China'Reform and Opening-up

●Shenzhen Special Brand Exhibition 2018