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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

National Radio and Television Administration

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

Guangdong Provincial People’s Government

Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government


Shenzhen Press Group

Shenzhen Media Group

Shenzhen Publication Group Company

Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair Co., Ltd.

Time: May 16– 20, 2019 (Thursday to Monday)

Buyers’ Days: May 16 – 17    Public Days: May 18 – 20

Venue: Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center

Exhibition Area: 105,000 m2

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.

Brief Introduction of the 15th ICIF

1. Eternal Theme of the Fair: exhibition and exchange

2. Fair Positioning

● National-level, internationalized and integrated fair in cultural industry

● Annual review and summarization event for the development of China’s cultural industry

● 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

● Internationally important cultural markets in Europe, Asia, America and Australia, BRICS countries, and countries along the ‘Belt & Road’

● Domestic cultural markets

● Overseas Chinese cultural groups

4. Target Exhibitors and Visitors

● Cultural institutions and enterprises engaged in creative design, digital creativity, film and television production, creative development on games, performing arts and entertainment, publishing, printing and reproduction, cultural tourism, cultural technology, cultural exhibition, cultural finance, cultural creativity, achievements of media convergence development,  intangible cultural heritage, paintings and calligraphy at home and abroad, China’s arts and crafts 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

Main Contents

Exhibition & Exchange

Exhibition & Exchange consists of sections of exhibition and trade, project investment and financing, auctions, etc. ICIF will assemble the most excellent investment and financing projects in cultural industries and the most outstanding cultural enterprises and products in China, making it one of the world-largest exhibition and trade platforms with the most complete categories of China’s cultural industry projects and products on display.

Forums & Meetings

Hundreds and thousands of supporting events will take place during the 15th ICIF, featuring ICIF Festival and important events in provinces and cities. Also, the resources of forums, meetings, lectures are further gathered to analyze the trends and release the most authoritative information of cultural industry. Moreover, one-on-one and one-on-many procurement and business matching events will be held in order to promote the sound, rapid and steady development of China’s cultural and creative industries.

Online ICIF

During the 15th ICIF, the online ICIF platforms - ICIF official website (www.cnicif.com) and the Website of China Cultural Industries (www.cnci.net.cn) will deeply integrate the on-line and off-line cultural industry resources. They will fully demonstrate the most up-to-date developments, trends and achievements of China cultural industries to the domestic and overseas visitors in both Chinese and English. Meanwhile, the online ICIF will spare no effort to build 3 key columns—Exhibition of branded cultural companies and products, Promotion of investment and financing projects in cultural industry, and Release of cultural industry information. As a permanent cultural-trade platform, online ICIF dedicates to providing the most professional services and online trade function.