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    1、General Introduction to the Development of Wuhu Convention Economy

    Wuhu is the first city in Anhui Province which actively cultivates and develops its convention economy. In recent years, the city has successfully hosted several expos which all exerted certain influence in the whole country. Therefore, it was given the name of “China New Prominent Expo City of the Year” in 2005 and acclaimed as the most charming expo city in expo circles. At 2007 Annual Convention of City Expo Federation in Yangtze River Delta Region , three expos held in Wuhu were awarded the title of “the Yangtze River Delta Region Quality Expos”, which were Wuhu Auto Expo, China Tourism Products Expo and China Stationery and Sports Goods for Teenagers Exposition and Trade Fair. The development of Wuhu convention economy has greatly spurred the development of tourism , increased the awareness level of the host city and promoted its taste as well.

    The economic development in Wuhu has promoted the booming of expo industry. Wuhu’s expo activities began in the 1990s. And after the successful host of “The 1st China (Wuhu) Tourism Products Exposition and Trade Fair”, Wuhu has actively cultivated and developed its convention economy. It now hosts various types of expos with more than 10,000 standard booths each year. Among them, nineteen brand expos sponsored by the government have had scale effect and laid a foundtion for developing the city’s convention economy. Of the nineteen own-brand expos , three are state-level and ten are province-level covering an exhibition area of over 10,000 sqm.

    The first-phase construction of Wuhu International Convention and Exhibition Centre was completed in October 2006. Occupying an area of 40,000 sqm, the construction consists of six independent halls and a main expo hall as well. The 22000-square meter exhibition space on two floors is available for 1000 standard booths. At present, led by Wuhu International Convention and Exhibition Centre and including five other venues of different levels, an expo system has taken shape. These venues are Wuhu Olympic Sports Centre, Wuhu Olympic Stadium, Wuhu International Tourism Products Trading Centre, Jiuzi Square, Jia xinmao Square. Being cooperative and complementary, all these centers or exhibition areas can host various exhibitions at various scales and of different standards according to their own features and functions.

    Up to the year of 2007, there have been more than twenty units hosting expos and companies serving for expos and nearly 1000 employees engaged in expo activities. With an average annual participating manufacturers and visitors amounting to 5000 and 200,000 respectively, a total of 200 million yuan can be brought to the city’s tertiary industry income every year.

    With the fast growth of convention economy and the special support of the Party Committee and the Wuhu Municipal Government, the convention economic aggregate will double at the end of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan period. Moreover, the scale of the annual expos will be enlarged to 20,000 standard booths and one or two possible international expo(s). As a result, a direct economic benefit of 400 million yuan and an indirect economic benefit of 3 billion yuan will be pumped into tertiary industry and 2000 jobs will be created in total. Meanwhile, the expos hosted in Wuhu will actively promote the construction of a “Harmonious Wuhu” and Wuhu’s role in stimulating the development of surrounding areas wil become even greater.

     

    A Brief Introduction to the developemnt of Wuhu Convention Economy in 2008

    Wuhu’s convention economy has maintained steady growth during 2008. Some 41 expos, exhibitions and conventions, forums and festival activities are scheduled to be staged within the year. Among them 13 are sponsored by government and 26 are hosted independently by enterprises. The following have had scale effect: The 3rd China (Wuhu) Food Exposition, 2008 Anhui Matchmaking Symposium for Bank-Enterprise Collaboration, 2008 South Anhui Traveling and Shopping Festival, China (Wuhu) International Urban Services and Building Decoration Materials Exposition and Trade Fair, The 4th China (Wuhu) Auto and Aftermarket Products Exposition and Trade Fair, The 2nd China (Wuhu) Equipment Manufacturing Exposition, The 7th Phoenix Food Culture Festival, 2008 Anhui (Wuhu) Real Estate Exposition, The 1st China (Wuhu) Famous Quality Agricultural Products Expositon and Trade Fair, 2008 Anhui Recycling Economy Achievement Exhibition and Energy-saving and  Environmental Protection Technology and Equipment Exposition, The 1st China Agricultural Materials Trade Fair, The 3rd China (Wuhu) Popularized Science Products Exposition, 2008Anhui Winter Talent Fair.
    2、 Exposition

    No.

    Expositions

    Authorized by

    Organized by

    1

    China (Wuhu) International Tourism Commodities Exposition and Trade Fair

    National Tourism Administration

    China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

    Anhui Provincial Government

    Bureau of Tourism of Wuhu Municipality

    2

    China (Wuhu)Tea Exposition and Trade Fair

    All Chinal Feration of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives

    Anhui Provincial Government

    Supply and Marketing Co-op of Wuhu Municipality

    3

    China (Wuhu) International Popularized Science Products Exposition and Trade Fair

    China Association for Science and Technology

    Anhui Provincial Government

    Association for Science and Technology of Wuhu Municipality

    4

    China (Wuhu) International Auto Show

    Wuhu Municipal Government

    Economic Commission of Anhui Province

    Wuhu Municiapal Council for the Promotion of International Trade of

    Wuhu Hezhong Exhibition Company

    5

    China (Wuhu) Stationery and Sports Goods for Teenagers Exposition and Trade Fair

    Anhui Provincial Committee of Communist Youth League

    Wuhu Municipal Government

     

    Wuhu Municipal Committe of Communist Youth League

    6

    China (Wuhu) Small and Midium Sized Business Start-up Projects Exposition

    Department of Labor and Social Security of Anhui Province

    Wuhu Municipal Government

     

    Bureau of Labor and Social Security of Wuhu Municipality

    Wuhu Council for the Promotion of International Trade

     

    7

    China (Wuhu)International Medicine and Medical Equipment Exposition

    Health Department of Anhui Province

    Food and Drug Administration of Anhui Province

    Wuhu Municipal Government

     

    Bureau of Health of Wuhu Municipality

    Bureau of Medicine Supervision of Wuhu Municipality

    Wuhu Council for the Promotion of International Trade

    Wuhu Hezong Exhibition Company

    8

    China (Wuhu)International Urban Services and Building Decoration Materials Exposition and Trade Fair

    China Construction Materials Market Association

    Construction Department of Anhui Province

    Wuhu Municipal Government

     

    Wuhu Council for the Promotion of International Trade

    Construction Committe of Wuhu Municipality

    Bureau of Real Estate of Wuhu Municipal

    9

    Anhui Winter Talent Fair

    Department of Personnel of Anhui Province

    Wuhu Municipal Government

     

    Bureau of Personnel of Wuhu Municipality

    10

    Anhui Universities and Colleges Admissions in Wanjiang Region Consulting Meeting, Wuhu

    Anhui Admissions Office of Universities and Colleges

    Bureau of Education of Wuhu Municipality

    11

    Anhui (Wuhu) Real Estate Exposition

    The Center for Housing Industrialization of the Ministry of Construction

    Department of Construction of Anhui Province

    Wuhu Municipal Government

    Bureau of Real Estate of Wuhu Municipal

    Wuhu Council for the Promotion of International Trade

     

    12

    Matchmaking Symposium for Universy - Industry - Research Institute Collaboration

    Wuhu Municipal Government

    Bureau of Science and Technology of Wuhu Municipality

    Development and Reform Commission of Wuhu Municipality

    Economic Commission of Wuhu Municipality

    Wuhu Council for the Promotion of International Trade

     

    13

    China (Wuhu)Equipment Manufacturing Exposition

    Wuhu Municipal Government

    Assciation of Industry and Commerce of Wuhu Municiplity

    Anhui Tarsus Hope Exhibition Co.,Ltd.

    14

    China (Wuhu)Oils and Foodstuffs Trade Fair

    China Natonal Association of Grain Sector

    Bureau of Grain of Anhui Province

    Wuhu Municipal Government

    Bureau of Grain of Wuhu Municipality

    15

    China (Wuhu) Flower Exposition and Trade Fair

    Wuhu Municipal Government

    Forestry Bureau of Wuhu Municipality

    16

    Wuhu Food Exposition and Trade Fair

    Rural Affairs Committe of Wuhu Municipality

    Wuhu Council for the Promotion of International Trade

     

    Wuhu Xinrui Exhibition Company

    17

    Anhui Recycling Economy Achievement Exhibition and Energy-saving and  Environmental Protection Technology and Equipment Exposition

    Working Committe of Unban Construction and Environmental Resources of Anhui Provincial People’s Congress

    Development and Reform Commission of Anhui Province

    Department of Science and Technology fo Anhui Province

    Bureau of Environmental Protection of Anhui Province

    Anhui Council for the Promotion of International Trade

    Wuhu Municipal Government

    Research Center of Recycle Economy of Anhui Province

    Wuhu Council for the Promotion of International Trade

    Beijing JEJAVEI International Conference & Exhibition Co., Ltd

    18

    China Agricultural Materials Trade Fair

    CCPITSMC Sub-Council

    Wuhu Municipal Government

    CCPITSMC Sub-Council

    19

    China (Wuhu) Famous Quality Agricultural Products Exposition and Trade Fair

    Wuhu Municipal Government

    Rural Affairs Committe of Wuhu Municipality

    Wuhu Council for the Promotion of International Trade

    Wuhu Xinrui Exhibition Company