Exhibition business grows in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (Xinhua) – Exhibition business has been growing in Shanghai, according to the Shanghai Convention and Exhibition Industries Association.

Last year, the financial hub of China hosted 994 exhibitions, conventions and other activities, a year-on-year increase of 18 per cent.

The figure means that more than 2.7 exhibitions were held in Shanghai every day on average.

Shanghai’s exhibition business grew from 2016 to 2018, with hosting areas increasing from over 16 million square metres to over 19 million square metres, an average annual growth of nine per cent, according to the association.

By 2020, the hosting area is expected to surpass 21 million square metres.