East China Fair, or ECF for short, is the largest regional trade fair organized in China which features traders from across the world and also has the highest turnover. It is held annually in March in Shanghai. It is supported by the Ministry of Commerce and is co-organized by nine provinces and cities including Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Shandong, Nanjing and Ningbo.
Started in 1991, the East China Fair has been held for 27 consecutive years. The 27th East China Fair was held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center and covered an area of 120,900 square meters, with 5,670 standard booths, and five themed exhibitions featuring Garments, Textiles, Home Products, Gifts and Modern Lifestyle.
Last year, the event attracted 3,900 exhibitors from all over the world. Overseas exhibitors are from Japan, South Korea, Poland, Australia, Germany, UK, Lithuania, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Russia, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Burma, and India.
In addition, the fair lured more than 13,914 domestic traders and 22,140 business people from 110 countries and regions participating and generating an accumulated trading value of $2.32 billion.
The 28th East China Fair
Date: March 1-4, 2018
Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Center
Scale: An area of 115,000 square meters with over 6,000 booths