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Jinan Exhibition Forum for Economic Development is successfully held at Jinan Greenland Amelia Hotel on 22 December 2017 am, sponsored by China Convention Exhibition Event Society, Jinan Branch of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Jinan Xicheng Investment & Development Group. The event gathered together famous scholars and directors of national associations, exhibition industry associations, federations and enterprises, to discuss the new opportunity and development of Jinan exhibition industry. Directors of Jinan Branch of Haiming Group also attend the forum.
Before the event, several exhibition company director in Jinan were interviewed by related journalists, and delivered suggestions on how to make achievement in exhibition industry after the site restrictions were canceled in new western exhibition center.
Expecting More Policies to Support Exhibition Industry
Cui Gang, General Manager of Jinan Xinzhan Company expressed that in cities where exhibition industry is relative mature in China, like Chengdu, Xiamen, Ningbo, Qingdao, there has been published complete, transparent and operable supporting policies for exhibition industry. Take Chengdu as example, there are certain staff assigned by Chengdu Expo Bureau pointing the scale, quality and innovation level of the exhibition on site, then subsidy the exhibition center in form of colocation, which directly decrease the venue spending of exhibition company.
It is Promising for Jinan’s UFI Approval
UFI Approval represents the leadership status and influence of the exhibition in its industry. Currently, Jinan hasn’t any progress in UFI approval. While China (Shandong) International Textile Expo 2015 (under Haiming Group) and Qingdao International Machine Tool Fair both won UFI approval, which are the first two events with UFI approval in Shandong.
According to Chen Xianjin, some of the 165 exhibitions held in Jinan have exceeded first-class level in regards to brand reputation and influence in China, and he suggested to speed up the UFI approval process in order to won the international approval and honor for the exhibition.