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● Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee (General Administration of Press and Publication of the People’s Republic of China, National Film Administration)
● Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China
● Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China
● National Radio and Television Administration
● 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 Group Company
● Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair Co., Ltd.

Time: May 16th – 20th, 2019 (Thursday to Monday)
Buyers’ Days:
May 16th – 17th     Public Days: May 18th – 20th
Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center
Exhibition Area:
105,000 ㎡

China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) is a national-level, internationalized and integrated cultural fair in China, which focuses on exhibition and exchange and is committed to hosting quality-oriented and intensive exhibitions and building a trade platform for China’s cultural industrial products and projects, driving the development of China’s cultural industries and vigorously advancing the globalization of Chinese cultural products.

ICIF is an inclusive cultural industries fair officially approved by UFI. ICIF has grown and developed by leaps and bounds over the course of hosting for 14 years. The exhibition area has reached 105,000 m2, with the number of exhibitors increasing from more than 700 at the very beginning to 2,308 at the 14th ICIF. Its turnover and  exports are rising year by year, and the number of countries and regions as visitors, exhibitors and buyers has mounted to 101 from a dozen, while the sub-venues were expanding to 67. The 14th ICIF, where nearly 6,000 cultural industrial investment and financing projects were demonstrated live, collected over 100,000 cultural creativity industrial products from all over the world and also encouraged the full participation of 42 countries and 130 institutions. With 20% exhibition area for overseas exhibitors, 21,386 overseas buyers were attracted to visit, purchase and negotiate in the 14th ICIF. As the only national standard, international and integrated cultural fair in China, ICIF is crowned as the Top Cultural Fair in China for its increasing scale and brand influence, greater effect of promoting the development of China cultural industries as well as positive progress in driving Chinese cultural products to reach out to the world.

We would like to sincerely invite you to participate in the exhibition, trade, forums, awards rating and festival activities of the 15th ICIF. Let’s explore business opportunities and share the creative future in cultural industries together.

Brief Introduction of the 15th ICIF

1. Eternal Theme of the Fair:
exhibition and exchange

2. Fair Positioning
● National-level, internationalized and integrated fair in 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 and Hong Kong, Macao 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
● World-famous cultural enterprises
● Internationally important cultural markets in Europe, Asia, America and Australia, BRICS countries, and countries along the Silk Road
● Domestic cultural markets
● Overseas Chinese cultural groups

4. Target Exhibitors and Visitors
● Creative design, digital creativity, audio-visual production, creative game development, entertainment, publishing, printing and reproduction, cultural science and technology, cultural exhibition, cultural finance, cultural creativity, cultural tourism, media integration and development, intangible cultural heritage, art of calligraphy and paintings at home and abroad, Chinese arts and crafts, and other cultural and creative industrial institutions and enterprises.
● 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.  How to Cooperate
● 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

Main Contents

Exhibition & Exchange
Exhibition & Exchange consists of sections of exhibition and trade, project investment and financing, auctions, etc. ICIF will assemble the most excellent investment and financing projects in cultural industries and the most outstanding cultural enterprises and products in China, making it one of the world-largest exhibition and trade platforms with the most complete categories of China’s cultural industry projects and products on display.

Forums & Meetings
The 15th ICIF will further gather the resources of forums, meetings, lectures and other activities, to analyze the trends, answer doubts and release the most authentic information of cultural industries. It will hold dozens of large-scale activities such as one-on-one/one-on-many business matching events, auctions, press conferences of key projects, and promotion conferences on cultural projects from various provinces, in an aim of promoting the healthy, rapid and steady development of China cultural and creative industries.

Online ICIF 
During the 15th ICIF, the online ICIF platforms - ICIF official website (www.cnicif.com) and the Website of China Cultural Industries (www.cnci.net.cn) will extensively integrate the on-line and off-line cultural industry resources. They will fully demonstrate the most up-to-date developments, trends and achievements of China cultural industries to the domestic and overseas visitors in both Chinese and English. Meanwhile, the online ICIF will spare no effort to build 4 key columns–E-business, Exhibition of branded cultural companies and products, Promotion of investment and financing projects in cultural industry, and Release of cultural industry information. As a permanent cultural-trade platform, online ICIF dedicates to providing the most professional services.