According to a study on the country’s convention and exhibition business provided by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, China conducted 1,807 economic and trade exhibits with a combined exhibition area of 55.76 million square metres in 2022.
According to the state news agency, the report pointed out that major exhibitions, including the China International Import Expo, the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair), the China International Fair for Trade in Services, and the China International Consumer Products Expo, have built international cooperation platforms for countries to share opportunities and expand exchanges. There were 758 exhibitions in eastern China and 373 in southern China, accounting for 41.9 per cent and 20.6 per cent of the national total, respectively.
The research stated that there were 755 exhibitions in the light industry last year, and that these exhibitions in the food, beverage, tobacco and alcohol, furniture, woodworking machinery and building materials sectors were the most numerous and largest.
The council planned 13 international trade shows in 2022, including 12 online and 1 offline, with expected deal volumes exceeding USD 70 million.
According to the council, the exhibition with the subject of promoting traditional consumption, developing service consumption, cultivating innovative consumption, and supporting green and low-carbon consumption would experience significant growth.