West Lake International Expo
The first West Lake Expo was held 73 years ago and was a huge success. Since its revival in 2000, the second and third expos have attracted 118 million visitors, allowed the signing of business contracts amounting to 14.1 billion yuan (US$1.7 billion) and generated investment totaling US$4.01 billion.
Featuring a grand opening ceremony, distinctive exhibitions, high-level forums attended by renowned experts, fireworks and of course a beautiful landscape, the West Lake Expo has become an opportunity for tourism, the exchange of ideas and business deals.
Previous sessions/Official websites: http://www.xh-expo.com/
Computing Conference in Yunqi Cloud Town
Organized by Hangzhou municipal government and e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, the Computing Conference in Yunqi Cloud town, Hangzhou, has grown to become the biggest conference of its kind focused on science and technology at home and abroad.
Hangzhou's Computing Conference is a platform for entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and to realize their dreams with help of the latest technology. The most advanced scientific and technological equipment will be on show at the conference.
Previous sessions/Official websites: https://yunqi.aliyun.com/meeting2015 (Chinese)
The China-Central and Eastern European Countries Investment and Trade EXPO (hereinafter referred to as China-CEEC EXPO) is an important part of The Belgrade Guidelines for cooperation between China and CEE countries, which was firstly held on June 8 to June 12, 2015 in Ningbo. This is a comprehensive exposition themed with investment and trade between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (hereinafter referred to as "CEEC").
The main hosts of China-CEEC Expo are Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China and People's Government of Zhejiang Province, and the organizers are relevant departments and bureaus under the Ministry of Commerce, People's Government of Ningbo and Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province.
Previous sessions/Official websites: http://www.cceecexpo.org/site_en/index.html (English)
Ningbo Talents, Science and Technology Week
The Ningbo Talents, Science and Technology Week is held to accumulate intelligence of talents from home and abroad and sharing high-tech innovation achievements. The event has been held for 12 sessions since 2006.
Ningbo International Fashion Fair
Ningbo International Fashion Fair, IFFAIR for short, is listed as a certified A-level exhibition by Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, one of the most influential expos in China and part of Ningbo International Fashion Festival.
Hosted by China National Textile and Apparel Council, China National Garment Association, Ningbo Municipal People's Government, it is to make Ningbo an important base for garment production, a center where garment related business gather together and frequent technology exchanges take place, and an opening window for release of the latest trend in the garment and fashion industry.
Previous sessions/Official websites: http://www.iffair.cn/en/index.asp (English)
Smart City Expo
The expo is the first national exposition themed "smart city". The expo will exhibit Ningbo's achievements on Smart City, as well as its solutions to problems such as urban management, environment, transportation and infrastructure. The event has been held for seven sessions since 2011.
Previous sessions/Official websites: http://www.cnsce.net/ (Chinese)
Xu Xiake Tourism Festival
Ningbo's Ninghai County hosts the Xu Xiake Tourism Festival on March 19 every year, which includes folk art performance, sports competition, investment attraction, economic and trade negotiation, commodity exhibition and tourism leisure.
The 15th Ninghai Xu Xiake Tourism Festival kicked off in Ninghai on May 19, 2017, to mark the 404th anniversary of the beginning of the expeditions by Xu Xiake, a famous Chinese explorer who lived during the 17th century.
World Internet Conference
The WIC is held in the town of Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, annually by the Cyberspace Administration of China and Zhejiang provincial government, which had its first showing, Nov 19 - 21, 2014, when it attracted prominent Internet figures from nearly 100 countries. That was China's first Internet conference of this kind and on this scale and an unparalleled event globally.
Previous sessions/Official websites: http://www.wuzhenwic.org/2016-10/13/c_58795.htm (English)
The Wuzhen Theatre Festival
The Wuzhen Theatre Festival is an annual theatre event organized by Culture Wuzhen Co., Ltd.
A grand celebration of the art of performance, the Wuzhen Theater Festival consists of various inter-related parts: the Specially Invited Plays, the Young Theater Artist's Competition, the Outdoor Carnival, and the Wuzhen Dialogues. The entire town of Wuzhen, which has a history of more than 1,300 years, will be transformed into a splendid stage, and theater lovers all over the world are invited to enjoy, and participate in, this tantalizing feast of the theatrical arts.
It has successfully held for four sessions since 2013, and this year's Wuzhen Theater Festival will be held from Oct 19, 2017 and lasted for ten days.
Previous sessions/Official websites: http://www.wuzhenfestival.com/en/index.aspx (English)
China International Qianjiang (Haining) Tidal-Bore Viewing Festival
The tradition of view tidal-bore of Qianjiang started from Tang Dynasty (618-907). Haining is the best place for tidal-bore viewing. The China International Qianjiang (Haining) Tidal-Bore Viewing Festival attracts a large amount of tourists form home and abroad to Haining. The first festival started from 1992, and has been held for 24 sessions. Hosted by the Tourism Bureau of Zhejiang province and the Jiaxing municipal government, it has three activities in spring and summer.
Previous sessions/Official websites: http://www.cnjxol.com/topic/2012gcj/index.htm (Chinese)
China Yiwu International Commodities Fair
China Yiwu International Commodities Fair (Yiwu Fair) has been held since 1995. The event is jointly hosted by the Ministry of Commerce, the People's Government of Zhejiang Province and other relevant authorities. The Yiwu Fair is one of the largest, most influential and most productive commodities fair in China. It has honored as "Best Management Fairs in China", "Best Outcome Exhibition", "Top Ten Exhibitions in China", "Best Fair sponsored by the Government" and "Most Influential Brand Fairs". The event has been held for 23 sessions since 1995.
Previous sessions/Official websites: http://en.yiwufair.com/ (English)
Shaoxing Yellow Rice Wine Festival
For Chinese people, Shaoxing is synonymous with the yellow rice wine locals have been producing since the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). The Shaoxing Yellow Rice Wine Festival was held annually since 1990. So far, it has been held for 23 sessions. The Shaoxing Yellow Rice Wine Festival is hosted by China Alcoholic Drinks Association and the Shaoxing municipal government.
Previous sessions/Official websites: http://www.shaoxing.com.cn/huangjiujie/2014hjj.htm (Chinese)
China Keqiao International Textile Expo
China Keqiao International Textile Expo is a textile exposition approved by the State Council and supported by the Ministry of Commerce of China. Started 18 years ago, it has been one of the most three famous textile expositions, constructing a display and trading platform for textile enterprises and trading companies, buyers and professional visitors. The exposition is hosted by the Zhejiang provincial government, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, China National Textile And Apparel Council and China General Chamber of Commerce.
Previous sessions/Official websites: http://www.efu.com.cn/topic/2827/