China Yiwu Cultural Products Trade Fair
Date: April 27, 2021 09:30 – April 30, 2021 18:00
China Yiwu Cultural Products Trade Fair (short for “Yiwu Cultural Fair”), founded in 2006 and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province, was awarded as “China’s Most Influential Brand Exhibition in Culture Industry” in 2008 and upgraded to the only foreign trade-oriented national exhibition in culture and sports industry in 2010. In 2013, the 8th Yiwu Cultural Fair set up a total of 3,320 international standard booths in an exhibition area of nearly 70,000 square meters, realizing a turnover of 4.83 billion Yuan, including foreign trade turnover 2.915 billion Yuan. After years of development, Yiwu Cultural Fair has become an important platform for cultural products trade (exports), culture industry exhibition, cultural information exchange, and cultural cooperation, and thus been listed among key supporting brand exhibitions during “the Twelfth Five Period” by the Ministry of Culture.
Since the 9th session, Yiwu Cultural Fair will be additionally sponsored by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and officially changes its name to China (Yiwu) Cultural Products Trade Fair (short for “China Cultural Fair”). After its renaming, it will pay more attention to economic trade and its effectiveness, adhere to the exhibition ideas of “ being market-oriented, professional and international” , take cultural products trade as the core and international standards as the goal, make it more original, highlighting and distinctive on the basis of the previous exhibition features, strive to build China Cultural Fair into an important platform for China cultural products trade, an important window for cultural exchange, a “Wind Vane” in international trade of China cultural industry, as well as an important carrier to promote adjustment and innovation on cultural products structure, and finally promote the development of cultural industries and the “going out” of Chinese culture.
China Cultural Fair is held in Yiwu, a city owns the world largest consumer goods wholesale market which has a business area of 5.5 million square meters, accommodates 75,000 booths, and sells more than 1.8 millions kinds of consumer goods, including about 50,000 kinds from 83 other countries and regions. The annual flow of foreign merchants to the city is over 400,000. More than 13,000 overseas merchants from over 100 countries and regions are residing in Yiwu. The logistics system is well developed. Yiwu is one of the three pilot cities on “customs clearance” by the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province and one of the first 17 international land port cities identified by the UNESCAP. Benefiting from the strong support by the market, Yiwu exhibition industry has been developing rapidly. Honored as “China Most Promising Exhibition City”, Yiwu has built the national first-class International Expo Center on a total construction area of 330,000 square meters, which can provide more than 7,000 international standard indoor booths. With its complete facilities, more than 150 exhibition events are held every year.
“Provide a trading platform for cultural products.”
China Yiwu Cultural Products Trade Fair will pay more attention to trade and effectiveness, adhere to the marketization, specialization, internationalization idea of running exhibitions, take cultural products trading as the core, aim at international standards, and make new ideas based on the original exhibitions.