Chinashop 2016 selects Suzhou as venue

Chinashop 2016 will be held at the Suzhou International Expo Center.

The China Retail Trade Fair – more commonly known as Chinashop – selects its venue by an unconventional means: a poll of exhibitors, who this year got a choice of five locations, Haikou, Qingdao, Nanjing, Suzhou and Chongqing.

“We are honored to provide the venue for Chinashop 2016,” said Yin Weidong, chairman of Suzhou International Expo Center.

“We sincerely invite all to the center between November 3 and 5, when we will offer exhibitors and visitors all over the world an international expo with the most advanced exhibition facilities, the most comprehensive support services and the most professional exhibition team.”

Suzhou outrivaled other cities with 41 per cent of votes.

With the approval and support of China’s Ministry of Commerce, Chinashop is organised by China Chain Store & Franchise Association and Beijing Zhihe Lianchuang Exhibition Co.. With a 16-year track record under its belt, Chinashop has become China’s largest and the world’s second largest retail industry event and is regarded by retailers worldwide as a key annual gathering.

Suzhou, located in the fast-growing Yangtze River Delta, is in close proximity to major commercial centers including Shanghai, Nanjing and Zhejiang and is, itself, a city which is seeing a rapid expansion in its commercial activities. Recent statistics show that dozens of large shopping malls and supermarkets opened their doors here in 2015 and that the local retail industry has been on the fast growth track.

Suzhou International Expo Center is located in Suzhou Industrial Park. The center has 100,000 sqm of indoor exhibition space and 60,000 sqm of outdoor space.

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