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Best Trading Platform in Asia-Pacific Region-China

Updated on June 11, 2013

New inventions, innovative ideas, latest products and overseas business ventures contribute to the success of China as a trade capital. Being one of the fastest growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region, the country features some of the best exhibition venues. These venues hold some popular exhibitions and trade shows offering lucrative trading platform for national as well as overseas traders. China offers a lucrative business platform for different industries including textile, food, electronics, footwear, toys, health care and much more. It has been characterized as a budding superpower by many renowned academicians, military analysts and economics analysts. Numbers of European and American companies are planning to invest in this growing economy.


Some major financial cities of China are Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. These cities boost most of the trade and business in China through global trade shows and exhibitions. Hong Kong has regained its 3rd position by both purchasing power parity (PPP) and total GDP, in world competitiveness among 60 top economies. According to the report, this success is the result of diversified economies, strong SMEs and brilliant monetary discipline followed in the country. Moreover, the country possesses sound transport system which accelerates the convenient trade of goods. China also offers great accommodation options near the exhibition venue offering a comfortable stay for buyers and exhibitors coming from distant countries and region.

Let’s have a sneak peek into what China has in store for traders:

  • Major Business Cities: Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing
  • Popular Exhibition Venues: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, China National Convention Center, Shanghai New International Expo Centre

China as a Business House

City: Hong Kong
City: Beijing
City: Shanghai
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Venue: China National Convention Center (CNCC)
Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the world’s leading economies characterised by free trade and low taxation. Most of the corporate headquarters in Asia-Pacific region are located in this financial city. As per the statistical data of 2010, Hong Kong Dollar is the eighth most popular currency traded in the world. The most important exhibition venue of Hong Kong which initiates trade in the city is Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Come let’s have a look at its facilities and location:

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

Hong Kong hosts various large scale trade events and exhibitions in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Located at the beautiful Victoria Harbour, this venue incorporates 66,000 m² of exhibition space with nearly 5,500 m² of space for supporting several events and around 20,000 m² of space for multi-functional venues. It has lavish interiors and a dedicated team of qualified professionals. Supported by a team of over 850 qualified professionals, the venue hosts some of the top global events. More than 50 of these events are major international trade fairs. Furthermore, a remarkable attendance of overseas visitors, the venue has become a popular exhibition venue in Asia. These visitors can select from a wide range of budget as well as luxury hotels sited in vicinity of the venue while coming for the events. Also, the bespoke catering services offered by the reputed chefs of HKCEC prove to be an additional advantage for organisers and visitors. Some major events and trade shows organised at the venue include:

  • Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
  • Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter
  • Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair
  • Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair
  • Cosmoprof Asia- Beauty Trade Exhibition
  • Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair
  • Vinexpo Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC): The Venue in London
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC): The Venue in London
Beijing: City of China
Beijing: City of China


Beijing, the capital of China is educational, cultural, and political centre of the country. It houses some most important political and governmental institutions including the National People's Congress. With over 100 most largest companies in China which resulted in increased trade and augmented GDP. This is a result of various trade events and meeting which take place at the popular convention centre. Here is a sneak peek into the facilities and types of events organised at China National Convention Center:

 Ballroom- CNCC
Ballroom- CNCC
Plenary Hall- CNCC
Plenary Hall- CNCC

China National Convention Center (CNCC)

Located at a primary location, this venue is an ideal choice for various trade shows and exhibitions. China National Convention Center is well-equipped with spacious plenary halls of 6,400 m² and ballroom of area around 4,860 m². The venue has 23,000 m² exhibition halls with 3 pillars which can be divided into four individual sections. The elegant architectural design of the venue is a perfect melange of modernity and tradition. It has 8 floors and a shopping mall in the basement. CNCC is most flexible international conference venue for hosting congresses, product launches, meetings and corporate dinners. It comprises of 70 meeting rooms refurbished with latest AV and wireless internet facilities. All exhibition rooms have perfect lighting facilities and seating arrangements. CNCC has an underground parking space which can accommodate more than 1,000 vehicles. The area around as well as inside the venue offers world-class lodging facilities to accommodate exhibitors, buyers and visitors coming from distant countries as well as regions.


Shanghai can be referred to as a ‘showpiece of fast evolving economy of China Mainland. It is commercial and financial centre of china which houses over 787 financial institutions with over 170 foreign investments. Shanghai is fast growing as a conference and meeting place for traders. This is evident by the statistics, according to which the city hosted nearly 780 international gatherings in year 2012. Most of these gatherings are hosted at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Browse through the details of the venue given below and get to know about the facilities offered here:

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Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)

SNIEC offers world class facilities and in-house team of qualified professionals who provide assistance for organising various events. The venue has 17 exhibition halls covering around 200,000 m² of column-free indoor space. Shanghai New International Expo Centre offers outdoor space for exhibitions which sums up to 100,000 m². It has a world class business centre equipped with advance audio visual facilities and comfortable seating arrangements. Further, SNIEC houses around 51 meeting rooms of different styles suitable for organising meetings, conferences, cocktails and seminars. This multi-functional venue caters to the requirements of both social as well as corporate events. Sited in Pudong shanghai, it serves as a platform for strengthening international commercial, financial, economic and trade relations. Other facilities available inside Shanghai New International Expo Centre include:

  • Various utilities like electricity, water and compressed air
  • High speed internet services
  • Exclusive VIP lounges
  • Sound telecommunication system
  • Catering services, restaurants and bars
  • 24 hours security services, Cloakrooms
  • cleaning services
  • Free shuttle cars
  • Convenience stores
  • Automated Teller Machines

This sum up to the fact, that China is a budding economy which offers lucrative platform to showcase and promote your brand as well as products. With increasing investment from European and American industries, it is growing as a popular trade-hub in the Asia-Pacific region. China hosts global business events in some of its very popular venues such as Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China National Convention Center and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Go through the details of facilities offered by major exhibition venues mentioned above.

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