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Pudong Convention and Exhibition Overview

Pudong is a symbol of China’s reform, opening up and modernization. It is also the most economically dynamic and promising area of Shanghai. Pudong has grabbed the attention of the world with its prime geographical location and unique strategy of innovation-driven growth. Over the past decade, Pudong has built itself into a major convention and exhibition center of China and the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. The sector has become increasingly internationalized, professional and brand-focused and has seen the rise of three convention and exhibition clusters in Lujiazui area, Huamu sub-district and Expo area. In 2018, conventions and exhibitions held in Pudong covered a total exhibition area of 8.84 million㎡, accounting for 47% of Shanghai’s total. It will positively support Shanghai to build itself into a “ city of international convention and exhibition”.

Pudong will become a most desired destination for investors, businesses and travelers along with the construction and operation of key initiatives and major projects in the city, such as China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Shanghai Science and Innovation Center, Disneyland Theme Park, Lingang International Convention and Exhibition Center, pick up momentum.

Convenient Exit-entry Policies

Exit-entry policies for foreigners:

We offer visa-on-arrival service for foreign exhibitors, making it easier, less costly and less time-consuming for overseas exhibition-goers to come to Pudong.

Exit-entry policies for exhibits:

Pudong Customs allows international exhibits of event organizers to be cleared in non-working hours. It offers tailored customs clearance services for international exhibitions or exhibits to meet their special demand.

For the exhibition held in the venues under the supervision of Pudong Customs, organizer can apply to Pudong Customs for exemption from customs taxation guarantee.

Comprehensive Policy Incentives

Conventions and exhibitions to be held in Pudong can receive a series of policy incentives from Pudong New Area government including assisted business registration, office location recommendation and tax refund.

Officially recognized corporate headquarters and regional headquarters of international organizations (institutions) will be offered certain incentives in accordance with relevant fiscal support measures.

Officially recognized key exhibition companies of Pudong New Area will be offered certain incentives in accordance with relevant fiscal support measures.

Premium Venues

Pudong has a number of advanced professional venues, such as the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center,the Shanghai International Convention Center and the Shanghai Expo Center. Meanwhile, supporting facilities are available in the surrounding place, such as conference hotels, commerce, tourism and cultural services. A batch of historical and industrial buildings, such as Minsheng Art Wharf and Shipyard, have also been put into use. Earlier, a series of international fashion brand publishing and exhibition activities were successfully held at these places, which further enrich the resources of the exhibition and convention sector in Pudong.

Pudong New Area government attaches great importance to the development of the convention and exhibition sector, and a well-developed mechanism to ensure convention and exhibition to successfully organize has been formed. It has rich experience in managing the sector and is capable to offering first-class service to event-goers and organizers,and such allows it to be in a leading place across the country.

Pudong also enjoys a most up-to-date and efficient transport network (composed of multiple metro lines and a maglev train), which allows exhibition-goers to easily travel between venues and airports or to surrounding areas.

Standardized Convention and Exhibition Service

Pudong New Area government attaches great value to standard-setting in the convention and exhibition sector and takes the lead in launching a pilot program to implement the new industry standards in Shanghai New International Expo Center. The pilot program passed experts’ evaluation and review in December 2014, and became the first standard-setting effort in the convention and exhibition sector of Shanghai. The pilot program aims to instill order, improve services and achieve sustainable growth in the sector by setting up and implementing industry-wide standards that are sensible, relevant and highly applicable.

In 2018, Pudong New Area took advantage of opportunities brought by the first China International Import Expo to further improve its business environment for the convention and exhibition industry by benchmarking international standards and delivering robust public services.

Smart technology

In 2018, Pudong New Area adopted smart information technology to reduce congestions around Shanghai New International Expo Center during big events by releasing exhibition trailers and trucks waiting in temporary parking lots in a timely and well-paced manner according to real-time traffic conditions. Since the smart convention and exhibition service system was launched on June 15, 2018, as of December 4, it has successfully scheduled 60,583 trucks and trailers for 67 exhibitions, including high profile large-scale events such as Furniture China and Bauma China, further improving the overall exhibition service of Pudong New Area.

Promote green convention and exhibition

In 2018, Pudong New Area has made further progress in promoting green convention and exhibition by raising the environmental awareness of venue owners and event organizers and putting forward specific guidelines for noise control, waste disposal, the environmental requirements of booth materials, and other aspects of booth setup in its pilot programs. Pudong New Area has also awarded “outstanding green structures” after reviewing nearly 150 participating exhibitors. These efforts have accumulated valuable experience in encouraging eco-friendly practices in the convention and exhibition sector and scaling up successful pilot programs for green convention and exhibition.

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