People visit the Tianjin Pavilion of the 15th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, May 16, 2019. The fair held in Shenzhen attracts more than 21,000 overseas exhibitors from 103 countries and regions. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)
More than 21,000 overseas exhibitors and purchasers from 103 countries and regions participated in the 15th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) which opened Thursday in Shenzhen, southern China's Guangdong Province.
According to the organizers, the five-day fair has attracted over 2,000 government entities, enterprises and organizations from China.
Nearly 6,000 investment and financing projects in the cultural and creative industry will be presented and traded at this year's ICIF, with more than 100,000 exhibits on display.
With a total exhibition area of 105,000 square meters, the main venue, Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, consists of nine pavilions, including the first-ever established pavilion on cultural industries of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
More than 60 other venues have also been set up in various districts of the city.
Focused on showcasing China's achievements in cultural development, innovations and creative designs, the event also attracted the participation of over 70 percent of cultural industry leaders around the country.
Total transaction volume of the past 14 ICIFs exceeds 1.7 trillion yuan (247 billion U.S. dollars).