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 28 consecutive years. The 28th East China Fair was held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center and covered an area of 123,600 square meters, with 5,707 standard booths, and five themed exhibitions featuring Garments, Textiles, Home Products, Gifts and Modern Lifestyle and Cross-border E-commerce.
Last year, the event attracted over 4,000 exhibitors from all over the world. Overseas exhibitors are from 16 countries and regions including Japan, South Korea, Poland, Lithuania, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam, Kashmir, the United States, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
In addition, the fair lured more than 14,633 domestic traders and 22,311 business people from 109 countries and regions participating and generating an accumulated trading value of $2.32 billion.
The 29th East China Fair
Date: March 1-4, 2019
Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Center
Scale: An area of 126,500 square meters with over 6,000 booths