In the beautiful view of Yanqi Lake in Beijing, from 2 to 4 July, the 9th Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation 2019 (EPFIC 2019) was held under the theme of “Connectivity for MICE Cooperation”. The fair was hosted by China International Conference and Exhibitions and Magazine (CICE), jointly sponsored by the China Association of Urban Conference and Exhibition Industry Associations, and co-hosted by Yanqi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Center,the Machinery and Automobile Exhibition Federation, and Suzhou Convention and Exhibition Industry Association.
EPFIC is a B2B event for the global MICE and exhibition industry, and it has been successfully organized for 9 sessions. Since its launch, it has welcomed about 13000 industry professionals from China and about 53 countries and regions.
It has a database of trade visitors of 2500 organizations, which constitutes EPFIC’ brand competitiveness and core service. According to third-party statistics, EPFIC 2019 has made significant breakthroughs and remarkable achievements in trade transaction, the number of participants and the internationalization.
The total number of participants in EPFIC 2019 exceeded 1,300, setting a new high in EPFIC history, including nearly 300 trade visitors （event organizers） invited by the organizing committee. During the EPFIC period, a total of 17 sub-forums and sub-events were held. In the same period, 7 annual reports on the exhibition industry segments were released, which won the praise of the majority of the conference and exhibition colleagues.
Outstanding industry appeals After 9 years of cultivation, EPFIC has already gained high reputation at home and abroad. Many regional exhibition bureaus, convention associations and exhibition companies join the fair. Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Nanjing, Wuhan, Yiwu and other convention and exhibition cities participated as groups in EPFIC 2019, demonstrating the brand strength and outstanding industry appeal in EPFIC.
Mr. Zhao Wei, founder of EPFIC / President of China International Conference and Exhibition Magazine, welcomed the arrival of global conference and exhibition colleagues in his welcome speech. With the successful holding of the 2nd “One Belt, One Road” International Cooperation Summit Forum this year, the concept of “co-construction, sharing, and win-win cooperation, and strengthening all-round connectivity” advocated by China has become more and more popular.
Therefore, EPFIC organizing committee also actively responded to this concept, and set the event theme as “Connectivity for MICE Cooperation”, creating exhibition brands and promoting multi-dimensional interconnection between domestic and foreign MICE associations and enterprises.