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Q1: What is ICIF?

A: China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) is the only nation-standard, international and comprehensive cultural fair in China. With the core of exhibition and exchange, ICIF is committed to building an exhibition and exchange platform for Chinese cultural products and projects, promoting the development of China's cultural industry and the globalization of China's cultural products.

Q2: Who hosts ICIF?

A: ICIF is hosted by 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 and Shenzhen Municipal People's Government.

Q3: Who organizes ICIF?

A: ICIF is organized by Shenzhen Press Group, Shenzhen Media Group, Shenzhen Publication and Distribution Group Company, and Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as ICIF Company).

Q4: What is the operation model of ICIF?

A: In the principles of “Internationalization, Professionalism, Market Orientation, Excellence Orientation and Standardization",ICIF founded the specialized exhibition organizing company-- Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair Co., Ltd in 2005. It is in charge of organizing exhibitors and visitors, providing exhibition services, promoting the fair, and expanding the market for the main exhibition venue of ICIF. ICIF Company is owned by Shenzhen Press Group, and the shareholders include Shenzhen Press Group, Shenzhen Media Group and Shenzhen Publication and Distribution Group Company. The sub-venues of ICIF which are located in different districts of Shenzhen are mainly supervised by the Publicity Department of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee and Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Q5: How often is ICIF held?

A: ICIF is held in the mid-May annually. The 12th ICIF will last for 5 days, among which the first 2 days will be the Buyers’ Days. In addition, according to the strategic planning of the “1+N”model of ICIF, there are also its series exhibitions ---Winter Expo on Arts and Crafts and Art Shenzhen which are held in every December in Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center.

Q6: Where is the Main Venue of ICIF?

A: ICIF is held in May annually in Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. The exhibition area covers 105,000㎡.

Q7: What sections is ICIF composed of?

A: ICIF sets 5 sections. They are exhibition and exchange, forums, awards, festival activities and online ICIF.

Q8: What are to be exhibited and traded in ICIF?
A: As a business matchmaking platform for global exhibitors and buyers in cultural industries, ICIF themes on "exhibition and exchange". The fair covers all aspects of the cultural industries, including creative design, movie, television and animation, computer games, intangible cultural heritage, calligraphy and painting, press and publication, cultural tourism, arts and crafts and performance and entertainments, etc. Hundreds of thousands of categories of cultural products and over 3000 invested cultural projects display on the fair. People from 31 provinces, cities, autonomous regions throughout China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions and other over 90 countries and regions all over the world participate in ICIF.
Q9: The target clients of ICIF

A: The target clients of ICIF are the companies, organizations and individuals related to cultural industries, including the developer of cultural facilities, representatives of creative design, movie, television and animation games, intangible cultural heritage, painting and calligraphy, press and publication, cultural tourism, arts and crafts, gifts and performance.

Q10: What are the overseas organizations that ICIF ever cooperated with?

A:Founded in 2004, ICIF has been successfully held for 11 sessions and worked with many organizations by organizing exhibition and cooperating promotion, such as KEA European Affairs, Art Paris, British Chamber of Commerce, British Business Council, European American Chamber of Commerce& Industry, Dutch Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Russia Rapin Art College, Art College of North Korea, Canada Circus of the Sun, Broadway Asia Company, Frankfurt Book Fair, AUSCHN, Atlantic Canada Business Network, Malaysian Kwong Wah Newspaper, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Hong Kong Art Development Council, Macau Institute of Culture, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei's National Palace Museum, etc.

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