A few days ago, the 13th Annual Conference of China Exhibition Industry and Summit Forum of China Exhibition Industry was held in Shanghai, at which Yiwu won the honorary title of "Top-10 Famous Exhibition City of China 2016".
In 2016, Yiwu has carried out 131 various exhibition activities in total. Among them, 37 were commercial exhibitions covering a total exhibition area of 901.8 thousand m2, with a year-on-year growth of 16%; they attracted 1,515.3 thousand person-times of merchants, including 13,985 exhibitors with a year-on-year growth of 11%, from over 170 regions and countries; the total number of booths reached 34,579, with a year-on-year growth of 7%, and the turnover was as high as RMB 38.933 billion, with a year-on-year growth of 8%. There were 18 exhibition projects with an area greater than 10 thousand m2 each, 5 new commercial exhibition projects, and 8 exhibition projects sponsored or undertaken by the departments under the ministries and commissions of China or national industrial associations. New progress has been made in the transformation and upgrading of exhibitions.