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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Convention and Exhibition Services industry in China is expected to generate $5.2 billion in 2017, up8.2% from 2016. Over the past five years, industry revenue has been growing at an annualized rate of 9.9%. ACMR-IBISWorld anticipates that about 5,910 conventions and exhibitions will be put on by the industry in 2017.

Strong domestic demand for convention and exhibition services has stemmed from the growing Chinese economy and high levels of international trade. Major international events such as the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai and the 2014 APEC summit in Beijing have driven industry growth...

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Start-up capital requirements are much lower in the low-end market. It is unnecessary for new players in this market to invest in the construction of convention and exhibition centers, as they can generally be leased from other companies. As a result, entry barriers to the low-end market are low.

Entry barriers in the mid- and high-end market are relatively higher. Convention and exhibition centers with large areas and advanced facilities are a competitive advantage; however, the high capital requirements prevent some new players from entering this market.

New participants are required to obtain a license to operate in this industry. This strict requirement has prevented some potential firms from entering this industry.


Additional Insights for the Convention & Exhibition Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Convention & Exhibition Services Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Provision of a related range of goods/services ("one stop shop")
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real GDP and Downstream Markets in the Convention & Exhibition Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Convention & Exhibition Services Industry?

    The Convention and Exhibition Services industry in China provides services such as convention and exhibition organizing (domestic and international), stand construction and exhibition center management. Exhibitions and expositions for arts, science and culture are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Trading conventions and exhibitions
    Industrial product conventions and exhibitions
    Technical conventions and exhibitions
    Other conventions and exhibitions
    Industry Activities
    Domestic convention and exhibition organizing
    International convention and exhibition organizing
    Stand construction
    Convention and exhibition center management

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real GDP
  • Downstream Markets
  • Number of Businesses
  • Population and Growth

  • Current Performance
  • Industry development
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Competition and concentration
  • Table: Convention & Exhibition Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Convention & Exhibition Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Automobile Manufacturing
  • Building Construction
  • Real Estate Development and Management
  • Colleges & Universities

  • Key Selling Industries
  • IT Services
  • Metal Furniture Manufacturing
  • Wood Furniture Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Trading conventions and exhibitions
  • Industrial product conventions and exhibitions
  • Technical conventions and exhibitions
  • Other conventions and exhibitions
  • Chart: Convention & Exhibition Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • China's economic growth
  • Growth in downstream industries
  • Globalization
  • Technological developments

  • Major Markets
  • Other industries
  • Automotive industries
  • Real estate industries
  • Home furnishings industries
  • Construction industries
  • Machinery manufacturing and shipbuilding industries
  • Education and training industries
  • Chemical industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Convention & Exhibition Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Convention & Exhibition Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Size
  • Location
  • Accommodation services
  • Brand
  • Themes
  • Price
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Convention & Exhibition Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    China Foreign Trade CenterChina International Exhibition Center Group Corporation China New International Expo Center Shanghai International Convention & Exhibition Co., Ltd.China Kunming International Convention & Exhibition Center
  • Table: China Foreign Trade Center - financial performance
  • Table: China International Exhibition Center Group Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: China New International Expo Center - financial performance
  • Table: Shanghai International Convention & Exhibition Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: China Kunming International Convention & Exhibition Center - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Convention & Exhibition Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Convention & Exhibition Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A gathering of individuals and businesses to discuss or engage in some common interest.
  • Exhibition
  • A public display of manufactured items, usually for an extended duration.
  • Fair
  • An event in which different exhibitors participate, sometimes with the purpose of buying or selling.
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