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National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)

Updated: 2016-06-21



The National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) (NECC for short), co-built by the Ministry of Commerce of China and the Shanghai municipal government, will be developed to serve China and the world with its cutting-edge design and well-equipped facilities.

It covers 1.47 million square meters in gross floor area, almost 2.5 times that of the Shanghai Tower, the nation's tallest building and the second-highest in the world.

Facilities at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) include exhibition halls, commercial center, office buildings, and a hotel. These four facilities are linked together by an 8-meter-high elevated pedestrian walkway.

According to Wang Zhiping, secretary of CPC Committee of China Foreign Trade Center, director general of China Foreign Trade Center, the first phase of the four-leaf clover shaped exhibition project was completed at end June, 2014, with its first exhibition about to fall on October19.

The China International Auto Products Expo, an annual auto show event that had been held in Beijing for seven years, moves to Shanghai.

As to its scale, the ground building area is estimated to be 5 million square meters and underground area is 2.6 million square meters. As to large-scale exhibition facilities, the planning exhibition area is 0.5 million square meters, which surpasses that of the conference and exhibition center in Hanover, Germany, becoming the largest conference and exhibition complex in the world.


KFC opens concept store in Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Center1466509180582091410.jpg

The restaurant is much like so many others across the country, designed tastefully to look like a classical Chinese garden.  

The main dining space, surrounded by green bamboo, is generously filled with flowers, has a moon-shaped doorway, and is decorated in Great Wall gray and jade.  

But what's surprising is that it's actually owned by one of biggest names in global fast food: Yum Brands Inc's KFC. And it's been completely designed digitally, in collaboration with Baidu Inc, the Chinese web services giant.  

Located inside Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Center, the "Original+" concept outlet offers customers a digitalized experience, covering everything from ordering to paying, as well as other types of entertainment.  [Read More]


Auto trade show enjoys record year

Automechanika Shanghai, the world's second largest auto-related trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services held last month recorded the highest number of exhibiting companies since its establishment in 2004.  

The four-day event, moved to the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) for the first time in 2015, attracted 5,395 exhibitors, an increase of 10 percent from 2014.  

The event occupied 11 exhibition halls with the total exhibition area reaching 280,000 square meters, a 27 percent increase from 2014.  

The event serves the whole industry chain of original equipment and aftermarket and consisted of four key sectors; and components, repairs and maintenance, accessories and tuning and electronics and systems. [Read More]

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The 17th China International Industry Fair, which began on Nov 3 in Shanghai, focuses on the upgrading of Chinese industry and showcases the latest global achievements in high-end manufacturing.

Jointly organized by the Shanghai government and a number of Chinese ministries, the five-day event includes nine exhibitions that cover 230,000 square meters in the newly built Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Center.

The themes of the exhibitions include metalworking, industrial automation, environmental protection, information technology and telecommunications, new-energy cars, robotics and aerospace and aviation technologies.

As the idea of smart manufacturing includes many elements such as numerical control machine tools, robots and IT, exhibitors not only display products and technologies, but also focus on overall manufacturing solutions, said organizers.[Read More]


China International Furniture Fair heads for Shanghai

China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), the largest one of its kind in the country, is moving from its hometown in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, to Shanghai's National Convention and Exhibition Center in September.

More than 1,400 companies and factories from China and abroad will attend the 36th Fair, held from Sept 8 to 12.

Founded in 1998, the event is held twice a year in March and September at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Pazhou, Guangzhou. But this year, the March session was held in Guangzhou and next month it will relocate to Shanghai.

"Companies say they would prefer the fair to take place in two cities," Wang Ke, director of Guangdong Furniture Association, said at a press conference on Tuesday in Shanghai.

Up to 40 percent of the 1,400 attending companies are based in Guangzhou, where 37.6 percent of China's exported furniture is manufactured.


Shanghai auto show kicks off

Show stewards unveil the Mercedes Benz concept GLC Coupe ahead of the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, April 19, 2015. The 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition begins Monday at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. The event, themed "Innovation for Upgrading", is scheduled to last until April 29. [Read More]