The 2023 China Marine Economy Expo is slated to take place at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Futian District and Shenzhen Airport Ferry Terminal between Thursday and Saturday, with its exhibition area and number of exhibitors setting new highs.
It will cover a record-breaking exhibition area of over 110,000 square meters, showcasing new business formats, technologies and equipment, according to a press conference held by the Shenzhen Municipal Government Information Office yesterday.
A total of 658 exhibitors from 16 countries and regions will participate offline, up by 60% year on year. Over 100 exhibitors are from overseas and are primarily involved in six fields, namely shipbuilding and shipping, offshore oil, gas and mineral resources development, marine engineering and environmental protection, marine electronic information, marine biology and medicine, and marine tourism and culture.
More than 200 guests from foreign countries, international organizations, enterprises, and research institutes are expected to join insightful discussions in a high-level forum, as well as over 20 professional forums.
The expo will also join hands with Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) — the largest and longest-running dive consumer and trade show in Asia — for the very first time, to launch a series of activities for visitors to revel in an ocean-themed carnival.
Meanwhile, over 100 ocean-related activities are lined up for Shenzhen International Marine Week, which will run from Thursday to Nov. 27. The activities focus on themes such as art, science popularization, sports, leisure, and ocean conservation.
As the only State-level marine economy expo and the biggest of its kind in China, the China Marine Economy Expo is a major platform for domestic and global companies to display developments in marine industries, as well as for technology exchanges and trade negotiations.
Shenzhen has held three editions of the expo and launched Shenzhen International Marine Week for the first time last year, aiming to turn the expo into a professional ocean-themed event that encourages public participation and popularizes science.
Shenzhen's marine economy has developed rapidly in recent years as the city is picking up the pace to become a global marine center city.
Statistics showed that Shenzhen has nearly 30,000 ocean-related enterprises and Shenzhen Port's container throughput ranks fourth in the world.