G20 Summit Venue Welcomes New Era of Conventions and Exhibitions
THIS landmark is a very special conference venue. In September 2016 the Hangzhou International Expo Center in Zhejiang Province made headlines on its debut as the primary venue for the G20 Summit. Since officially opening to the public a month later, business has boomed. As at the end of February 2017, the expo center has hosted nearly 300 conferences and over 500,000 sq m of exhibition space, receiving around 600,000 visits. The arena is fully booked right up to the year 2022. Its remarkable achievement is not only a miracle in the convention and exhibition industry, but also adds impetus to this field.
A Glorious Start
On September 4-5, 2016, leaders of the G20 member countries and eight guest nations, along with seven representatives of international organizations, shared their thoughts and proposed strategies for addressing global challenges at the Hangzhou International Expo Center. This remarkable venue witnessed the expounding of Chinese wisdom and an increase in the reach of China’s influence.
Since the G20 Summit, the venue has become a center for a diverse range of groups to hold various kinds of events. For example, mayors of major cities from the Yangtze River Delta gathered in the expo center last December to discuss ways to facilitate regional economic integration and transform the region into a world-level city cluster. The expo center provided excellent services to the symposium, demonstrating its commitment to the high- end convention and exhibition industry.
Moreover, the Global E- commerce Leaders Summit, held last October, decided to use nearly 20,000 sq m of the space for exhibitions and 5,000 sq m for conferences. At the expo center, experts and e-business giants from all over the world envisioned the future of crossborder e-commerce. In February 2017, the expo center again drew attention when a large number of sports stars came to attend the provincial sports award ceremony.
Holding important activities enables Hangzhou International Expo Center to really stand out. A key project, jointly constructed by the management committee of Qianjiang Century City and North Star Events, the expo center presents an image of professionalism and exemplary quality. The architecture blends international trends and local characteristics, so combining great competence with limitless potential.
Outstanding Appearance and Competency
To showcase Chinese design elements during the Hangzhou G20 Summit, modern and classical styles were combined in the architecture of the expo center. Every detail – from the exterior to interior design – represents China’s grandeur, but also a sense of peace and righteousness. Perfectly integrating the grace of a responsible world power with the exquisite charm of Hangzhou City into this magnificent building, embodying refinement, originality, style and special local features, shows extraordinary creativity.
A hanging garden in the venue, the largest of its kind in Asia, is a focal