Since reopening its doors in July, Shenyang New World EXPO in
northeast China has already hosted 16 events, with none of the 190,905
attendees reporting health issues during or following the events as
The newest venue in Liaoning province’s capital had made plans to
reopen during the summer months, following the success of other events
in Beijing. However, this was interrupted due to new Covid-19 outbreaks
in the region.
Despite being a relatively smaller regional venue compared to the
rest of China, EXPO general manager Diane Chen is "confident the rapidly
booked activity following our reopening in late July clearly indicates
that the demand for such venues throughout the region, as well as within
all of China, is significant".
The numbers and scale of event sizes match Chen's sentiments.
Consisting of a mix of exhibitions, meetings, smaller local and
regional events, some events staged at the EXPO included the 2020
Northeast Asia Catering Conference, the 6th (Shenyang) Huajiao Catering
EXPO Conference, the 42nd Northeast (Shenyang) Asia Pacific Beauty &
Cosmetics Fair, and 2020 Liaoning Plant Protection Product Fair.
Between 11 to 17 November, the China Korea Investment and Trade Expo
and concurrent Liaoning International Fair for Investment and Trade
welcomed a combined total of 68,365 attendees.
Making all these happen are "the vigilance, ongoing staff attention,
and emergency preparedness of the EXPO staff, as well as the proactive
response of Shenyang’s government to combat the pandemic," said previous
EXPO management company chairman and current senior executive advisor
"[All these contribute] to a recovering exhibition and meeting
industry within Shenyang and the region. I remain very optimistic.”