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Introduction To ICIF

May 08, 2017


Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China

State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television 

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

Guangdong Provincial People’s Government

Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government



Shenzhen Press Group

Shenzhen Media Group

Shenzhen Publication and Distribution Group Company

Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair Co., Ltd.


Time:  May 11th - 15th, 2017 (Thursday to Monday)

Buyers’ Days: May 11th - 12th            Public Days: May 13th-15th

Venue:  Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center

Exhibition Area:105,000㎡


China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) is jointly hosted by Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Commerce, State Administration of Press and Publication, Radio, Film and Television, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Guangdong Provincial People's Government and Shenzhen Municipal People's Government. It is organized by Shenzhen Press Group, Shenzhen Media Group, Shenzhen Publication and Distribution Group Company and Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Co., Ltd. As the only national standard, international and integrated cultural fair in China, ICIF focuses on exhibition and exchange and is committed to building a trade platform for China’s cultural industrial products and projects, driving the development of China’s cultural industries and actively advancing the globalization of Chinese cultural products.


ICIF is the only cultural fair approved by UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) in China. After 12 years of development, ICIF’s exhibition area grew from 43130 ㎡ to 105000 ㎡in the 12th session and the number of its exhibitors increased from more than 700 to 2297, with its turnover rocketing from 35.69 billion RMB to 203.2 billion RMB, and its successive grand total of turnover has over 1.5 trillion RMB, while the export turnover has over 130 billion RMB. The number of participating countries and regions from overseas increased from over 10 to 98, and the number of sub-venues expanded from 1 to 66. As a national, internationalized and comprehensive cultural industry fair, the scale and brand influence of ICIF have been expanded year by year. Moreover, playing an increasingly important role in boosting China cultural industries and promoting China cultural products and projects to go global, ICIF is crowned as the Top Cultural Fair in China.


The 13th ICIF will be held from May 11th to 15th (Thursday to Monday), 2017 in Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. Among the 5 days, May 11th ~12th are the Buyers’ Days, and May 13th~15th are the Public Days. The Fair will continuously pursue the concept of "Internationalization, Professionalism, Market Orientation, Excellence Orientation and Standardization” and centers on exhibition and exchange. It consists of 5 sections----exhibition and exchange, forums and meetings, awards rating, festival activities, and online ICIF. There will be 9 specialized exhibition halls in the main venue, including Cultural Industries Hall (Hall 1), Creative Living Hall (Hall 2), Film, Television and Animation Hall(Hall 3), Press and Publication • New Media Hall(Hall 4), Cultural Technology Hall (Hall 5), Art Hall (Hall 6), The Belt & Road • International Hall(Hall 7), Intangible Cultural Heritage Hall (Hall 8), and Arts and Crafts Hall (Hall 9).


For more information, please visit the official website of ICIF: www.cnicif.com, search “China (Shenzhen) ICIF” on WeChat, Microblog or Facebook, or contact ICIF via Email: icif@cnicif.com / Tel: 86 755 83521157.


Brief Introduction of the 13th ICIF

1. Theme of the Fair

●Eternal Theme:Exhibition and Exchange

2. Fair Positioning

●National-level, internationalized and integrated fair of cultural industries 

●Annual review and summarization event for the development of China’s cultural industries

●Exhibition and exchange platform for the best cultural products from 

Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan of China

● Cultural export and trade platform based on products, revolving around culture and aiming at the globalization of Chinese culture

●Modern and large-scale fair with professional exhibition services, market-oriented exhibition operation model, standardized exhibition management, strictly selected exhibition contents and international exhibition and trade


3. Target Markets

●Europe, Asia, America, Australia, BRICS countries, and countries along 

‘the Belt & Road’

● Domestic cities

● Overseas Chinese town


4. Target Exhibitors and Buyers

●Cultural institutions and enterprises engaged in creative design, film and television production, creative game development, performing arts and entertainment, publication and distribution, printing and reproduction, cultural technology, cultural exhibition, cultural finance, cultural creativity, cultural tourism, achievements of media convergence development, intangible cultural heritage, traditional Chinese cultural, domestic and overseas paintings and calligraphy, Chinese arts and crafts and other cultural industries

●Global venture capital enterprises, banks, financial companies and other investment organizations and investors.

●Global governmental organizations, cultural and commercial institutions, corporate representatives and individuals

●Enterprises and organizations on the upper, middle and lower streams of cultural and creative industries


5. Cooperation Pattern

● Participate as an exhibitor 

● Participate as a visitor

● Invest in cultural and creative projects

● Work as our agent for inviting exhibitors and visitors

● Work as our overseas promotion partner

● Hold events