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International Cultural Industry Fair (ICIF) Shenzhen

The Fifth China International Cultural Industry Fair (ICIF) will open Friday May 15th 2009 at the Exhibition Center in Futian district in Shenzhen and run till the 18th of May. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase the cultural and creative industry. It is the only nation-standard international cultural fair. There are performances, gifts, art and lots more. The event is particularly interesting for domestic and international organizations and individuals who are interested in the development of China’s cultural industries, especially venture capitalists, strategic investors in the cultural industries, cultural creative enterprises and manufacturers and sellers & agents of cultural products. Expats can enjoy free admission.

Below you will find the different themes for the main halls of the center. Besides the main location, there are also several subveneus throughout Shenzhen.


Women of the Qiang minority shows her embroidery in Shenzhen, photo by ShenzhenDaily


Different halls have different themes:

Hall 1 : Chinese cultural projects

Cultural projects, natural and cultural relics, tourist resources, cultural products presented by local governments, major cultural companies and cultural industry bases.

Hall 2 : Fine Arts

Contemporary arts by influential artists, paintings, calligraphy works, art collections of galleries and art companies.

Hall 3 : Digital Video, Cartoons & Games

Digital video products, cartoons and animation, game software, derivative products of cartoons, latest information on the video and cartoon trades.

Hall 4 : Performing Arts

Programs, performance facilities, musical instruments, tourist bases related to performing arts. Forums on cultural industry. Live performances.

Hall 6 : Creative Design

Latest achievements in creative design, including industrial design, architectural design, package design, graphic design and fashion design.

Hall 7 : Press & Publication

Books, audio and video, electronic publications. Release of new books, meetings between authors and readers. Authors signing books.

Hall 8 : Gifts

Metal and stones, carved and painted gifts, gold, jewelry, china, colored glaze, embroidery, crystal and glass, rosin and batik gifts, paper-cutting and weaving, bamboo and wooden gifts, antiques, stationery, electronic gifts and toys.

Hall 9 : Arts & Crafts

State treasures and precious items. Various crafts such as embroidery, china and carvings.


More information:

See my photo about the fair .

Opening hours: 

  • Friday May 15:    11:00 a.m. - 17:30 p.m.
  • Saturday May 16:    8:30 a.m. - 21:00 p.m. (according to ticket 20:00 ?)
  • Sunday May 17:    8:30 a.m. - 21:00 p.m. (according to ticket 20:00 ?)
  • Monday May 18:    8:30 a.m. - 17:30 p.m.

location: Exhibition Center in Futian District in Shenzhen. The subway is probably the most convenient way to get there. Get off at Hui Zhan Zhong Xin (会展中心, Exhibition Center) 

website (in English): 


You can visit the the main venue of the fair free of charge by registering at the right side of the entrance at the North gate of Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, but only if you are able to give a namecard of your company. For everyone else the admission fee is 50 Yuan 

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