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In 2018, Xiamen held a total of 229 exhibitions, with a total exhibition area of 2.38 million square meters, up 8.6 percent year-on-year. The hotels and conference centers in the city hosted 9,262 commercial meetings with more than 50 people attending, up 12.1 percent year-on-year. The total number of participants from home and abroad to Xiamen reached 1.88 million, with a year-on-year increase of 12.1 percent. The total revenue of the exhibition industry in Xiamen reached 40.3 billion yuan ($5.86 billion).
Such exhibitions as the China International Fair for Investment & Trade, the Xiamen International Stone Fair and the Xiamen International Buddhist Items & Crafts Fair are among the world's leading exhibitions in terms of scale.
Xiamen also successfully held some high-end meetings such as BRICS and Straits Forum.
·Professional and international exhibitions.
·Comprehensive corporate service organizations.
·Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center
·Xiamen International Conference Center
·Xiamen Fliport Conference & Exhibition Center
·Xiamen east sports exhibition area (under construction)
·Supportive opinions on promoting the development of the convention and exhibition industry in Xiamen
·Management method of the special fund for the development of the convention and exhibition industry in Xiamen
Responsible administration: Xiamen convention and exhibition bureau
Contact: Lu Mei
Xiamen is one of the most economically competitive cities in China and was one of the first Special Economic Zones on the Chinese mainland. As a vice-provincial city independently listed on the State development plan, it has provincial-level authority in economic administration and local legislative power. In 2010, the Xiamen SEZ was expanded to cover the entire municipality. Today, Xiamen is a modern and international port city.