New exhibition & convention center debuts with two expos

Writer:   | Editor: Stephanie Yang  | From:  | Updated: 2019-11-04

Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, near the airport in Bao’an District, is officially being put into use today after three years of construction, with the opening of two expos.

The Shenzhen International Electronic Equipment Industry Expo and 2019 Bao’an Industry Development Expo will be held in halls 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the brand-new center from today to Wednesday.

More than 920 exhibitors from around the world will take part in the expos, which are expected to attract about 20,000 visitors each day.

Reservations are required to get parking spots for the expos, according to the city’s traffic police.

Visitors can make reservations through the Shenzhen traffic police’s WeChat account, “szjjwx,” while exhibitors should register their vehicle information online in advance.

If the driver fails to arrive within the reservation period, the system will automatically cancel the reservation. The appointment period for parking is from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. every day.

The Shenzhen transport bureau will open bus services to link Metro stations with the center during the expos.

Visitors can take buses directly from Shenzhen International Airport to the exhibition and convention center. They can also take buses to the center from Tangwei Metro Station on Line 11.

Completed one month ago, Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center is located in Shenzhen Airport New Town and will surpass the Hannover Exhibition Center in Germany to become the world’s largest exhibition center once Phase 2 is complete, according to its official website. It is also said to be the largest single-structure building ever built in Shenzhen.

It occupies a floor space of 1.6 million square meters, including 500,000 square meters of first-class indoor exhibition space that is divided into 18 halls of 20,000 sqm each and one hall of about 50,000 sqm.

Each hall offers immediately adjacent conference and meeting facilities as well as a central conference center with a capacity for 7,500 people.

The halls are connected by a central corridor with two levels. The upper level utilizes people movers to offer fast connections throughout the venue, while the lower level connects directly to the halls.

Shenzhen officials first brought up the plan to build a new convention and exhibition center back in November 2015.

The existing Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Futian CBD is unable to meet market demand.

The new center is also anticipated to help boost the economy around the airport area.