Ningbo Cultural Industries Fair

11/04/2018 - 6 Day Itinerary - TBA

About the Event

Ningbo Cultural Industries Fair

China (Ningbo) Cultural Industries Fair (thereinafter referred to as the Fair) is going to be held Ningbo International Convention Centre from 13rd to 16th April, 2018, which will feature such two highlights as infiltration of intangible cultural heritage into life, culture & science and bonded cultural trade. Compared with its counterparts held in Eastern China, the Fair is both a comprehensive exhibition for cultural industries and trade platform characterised by the greatest number of exhibitors, the largest scope and the widest coverage.

The Exposition will have 8 exhibition halls covering 50,000 square meters. The eight exhibition halls are closely related to eight themes: "One Belt, One Road", city cultural industries, intangible cultural heritage, arts, technology, music, recreation and animation and cyber games. The "One Belt, One Road" International Hall is intended to recreate the ‘Silk Road’ to realise the sharing of cultural achievements. It has already invited the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the U.S. etc. The hall will contain the 1000-plus-sq.m. exhibition area of countries and regions along the Belt and Road. The Fair will also witness the exhibition of museum derivatives from British Museum in London. This year, several conferences for industrial cooperation are arranged which include Promotion Conference for International Investment in Countries Along the Belt and Road and Specialised Conference for the Coordination Between Design and High-end Cultural Industry. Some parallel sessions will also be held. All these activities will last from 13rd to 16th April.


About Ningbo

Ningbo is the largest port in the world, also a mid-size city in South-East China with a population of around 8million. As a neighbour of Shanghai, it takes only 3 hours from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Ningbo. Also, it is convenient to transfer from international flights via high speed train, car or domestic flight.


Mission to China

As part of Five Year Strategic Plan between Nottingham (UK) and Ningbo (China), Nottingham City Council has committed to organise a business delegation to visit China in April, 2018. During the Fair in Ningbo, a specific pavilion will be set for Midlands (UK), all businesses will be allocated a free space at the pavilion and utilise the unique opportunity to showcase products/services/technologies to audiences. Meanwhile, a UK – China Trade & Investment Symposium is under planning, delegates will have the chance to promote and meet with local companies.

Businesses from following sectors in Midlands region are particularly welcomed:

 Creative & Digital Technology

 Media, Film & Television

 Music

 Fine Arts

 History & Heritage

 Literature

 E-commerce Platform

Nottingham City Council will be attending and supporting the trip, facilitating meeting set up, supporting with translation and providing support with activities surrounding the trip making the coordination of such a visit as easy as possible. If you are looking to connect into the China market and you are working within the field of the CDI sector this will be a good opportunity for you to build your knowledge and networks. Nottingham will also be hosting an area of the expo for all our attendees who require stand space.

This event itself attracts around 116,000 visitors over the 4 day event, including approximately 30,000 business visitors. In 2016 approximately 7billionRMB of trade deals were conducted and the organisers are looking to build on this success. The Chinese community are very welcoming to international businesses and you will be well received and looked after by Ningbo Government should you wish to attend.

Date Activity Note
Wednesday 11th April Delegates depart London Heathrow  
Thursday 12th April Arrive in Shanghai Pudong Intl Airport Nottingham arrange transport to travel to Ningbo
Friday 13th April China (Ningbo) Cultural Industries Fair B2B meetings, local
company visits, conferences
and T&I symposium will be
arranged during stay in Ningbo
Saturday 14th April China (Ningbo) Cultural Industries Fair
Sunday 15th April China (Ningbo) Cultural Industries Fair
Monday 16th April China (Ningbo) Cultural Industries Fair
Tuesday 17th April Travel to Shanghai and travel back to London Nottingham arrange transport to travel back to Shanghai


If you are interested in this mission, please provide an expression of interest and fill in the application form. Please ensure to submit no later than 28th January. Funding opportunities may apply.

Any further information or application form submission, please email Jason Yu, Assistant to Chief Executive for China Relations at Nottingham City Council:


Ningbo International Convention Centre, Jiangdong District, Ningbo,