The 16th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) wrapped up Friday. The five-day event attracted some 14.16 million online visits, including 29,716 overseas visits, according to the event’s organizers.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first time that the ICIF has been held virtually. Despite this, the fair attracted a total of 3,243 enterprises and nearly 10,000 overseas purchasers.
These included over 100 listed companies, 27 of which are on the list of China’s Top 30 Cultural Enterprises for 2019, and 30 companies from countries such as France, Turkey, Canada, Japan and Greece.
The number of exhibitors increased by 40.3 percent compared to last year.
In order to provide convenience to foreign exhibitors and purchasers, all contents were made available in English. Translation services were also at hand for business negotiations and consultation.
During the fair time, a total of 238 events including a project-signing ceremony, business promotional events and product livestreaming were held.
Three foreign companies, of Turkey, Nepal and Russia, successfully sought business partners in Shenzhen and signed cooperation agreements with them via an online signing ceremony held Thursday afternoon.
After the ICIF, the organizers said that they will continue providing information and related services for exhibitors to conduct offline trading.