Three Shenzhen-based companies signed cooperation agreements with three foreign enterprises, of Turkey, Nepal and Russia, at an online signing session of the 16th virtual China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) on Thursday afternoon.
Shenzhen Guodashi artwork investment company is one of the three companies that has inked a cooperation agreement with a company from Nepal called NEPACRAFTS PRODUCT.
“(The Nepalese company) is interested in artwork we present at this year’s ICIF and contacted us. They are looking for art products combining both arts and crafts that originated in Nepal and China,” said Gao Junjie, deputy general manager of Shenzhen Guodashi artwork investment company.
At present, Gao’s company has formed cooperation with 135 arts and crafts masters in China to help sell their artwork to customers.
Gao’s company has attended the ICIF since 2013. They brought approximately 100 pieces of artwork to this year’s virtual cultural fair, all being exhibited at a VR booth.
“The cooperation with MEHMET ALI ALTUN will spread China’s tinwares to the world and let more foreign people learn about the traditional Chinese craft,” said Liao Da, general manager of Shenzhen Liaoda handicraft company.
Liao’s company is a well-known producer of tinware in China.
In addition, Shenzhen Guozhibao cultural investment company signed an agreement with a Russian company, CJSC Spectrum Travel, for the cooperation of cultural tourism products at the online signing ceremony Thursday.
In another development, Tencent, the technical service provider of this year’s virtual ICIF, also built its own VR booth in Hall 1 to present the exhibition area and open working area of Tencent Binhai Building, Tencent’s headquarters building in Nanshan District.
This is said to be the first time for Tencent to open its exhibition area in Binhai Building to the public via the online platform.
Staff from Tencent said during an interview Thursday that the VR exhibition hall presents a new choice for visitors who cannot visit the building’s offline exhibition halls personally during the pandemic.