Trade & Investment

Xiamen invested RMB 16.55 million to boost MICE industry in 2012

Updated: 2013-05-24
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According to the Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Commerce, the city invested a total of 16.55 million Yuan (about US$2.7 million) into supporting 102 exhibition projects last year, helping the exhibition tourism industry to achieve an annual revenue of over 3.5 billion yuan (about US$564.5 million).

Statistics provided by the bureau show that the city held a total of 160 exhibitions, or more than one every 3 days, and 2,300 commercial meetings last year.

Xiamen is now the host city of dozens of important domestic and international conferences, exhibitions and trade fairs, including the China International Fair for Investment & Trade (CIFIT), China Xiamen Machinery and Electronics Exhibition (CXMEE), Xiamen Gift Show, China (Xiamen) International Stone Fair, China (Xiamen) International Boat Show, China (Xiamen) International Food Procurement Fair, Cross-Straits Economic and Trade Forum, Xiamen (China) Sports & Leisure Goods Fair, etc.

New exhibitions such as Xiamen stone machinery exhibition, New Energy exhibition, wine fairs, sports and fitness equipment exhibitions and auto shows have also sprung up in Xiamen in recent years. 
 
Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center
Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center
  
The Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center is the venue where most of these exhibitions are held. With an indoor exhibition area of 100,000 square meters and outdoor exhibition area of 50,000 square meters, the center includes Phase I, Phase II and a newly-built Phase III, as well as accessible 4-star exhibition and business hotels. It is a large modern exhibition venue, which can perform many conference needs, including a conference hall, hotel, restaurant, tourism site, advertising venue and storage facility.

Xiamen was honored the title of "China's Most Beautiful Meeting City" for 2012 earlier this month. With a beautiful environment and pleasant climate, the city is aiming to forge itself into a renowned international exhibition city and China's top meeting destination.   
 
SOURCE: WOX Team
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