Global civil society activity in China

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population exceeding 1.4 billion, slightly ahead of India. China spans the equivalent of five time zones and borders fourteen countries by land, the most of any country in the world, tied with Russia. With an area of approximately 9.6 million square kilometres (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the world's third largest country by total land area. The country consists of 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities, and two special administrative regions. The national capital is Beijing, and the most populous city and financial center is Shanghai.

– syndicated content from Wikipedia

Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

China is ranked #16 over a 20 year period,
with 4443 meetings since 2001.

Top 25 in 2021

China is ranked #21 in 2021, with 74 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Hangzhou International Expo Center


Hangzhou International Expo Center is located in Qianjiang Century City, Xiaoshan District in Hangzhou, which is a capital city in China. The center is on the south bank of Qiantang River and to the east of the Third Qiantang River Bridge.

It is affiliated to Hangzhou Olympic and International Expo Center Xiaoshan Construction Investment Co. Ltd., and has been entrusted to North Star Events Group, the largest convention and exhibition output management group in China, for management and operation. On September 4th and 5th 2016, Hangzhou International Expo Center was used as the main venue for the G20 Hangzhou Summit, and it has been in service since October 2016.

The Center covers an area of 850,000 square meters. It is a complex with multiple business formats integrating tourism, meeting, exhibition, hotel, business and office, and has provided superior expectations for the creative operation of exhibition venues.

The center offers 61 conference rooms for large, medium and small-sized conferences. Among them, the Column-free Multi-function Hall, is the largest one in China, covering an area of 10,000 square meters. With the exhibition area of 90,000 square meters, it is able to accommodate 4,500 international standard exhibition booths and cater all kinds of special exhibitions. Hangzhou International Expo Center has unveiled a new area of the sixth generation of exhibition venues in China from hardware facilities to software services and from operation pattern to profit patter.

The Center is equipped with the very latest event and exhibition technologies, and has the staff who know how to use them. The professional in-house team can handle every requirement of exhibitions and conferences.

Local UIA Partner

Suzhou International Expo Centre


Suzhou International Expo Centre is a large exhibition complex, including exhibition and conference facilities, accommodation and catering, cultural and arts, business travel and other services.

It is situated at the core area of the city, which is China’s only Business Tourism Demonstration Base, close to the Jinji Lake (the largest urban lake in China). It is 30 minutes drive from Shanghai.

The centre has 100,000m² of exhibition space , 50,000m² of meeting space, and 60 meeting rooms of different styles and with integrated facilities. It also has a Novotel Hotel SIP with 307 rooms with plenty of choices for catering, living, touring, shopping and entertaining.

Local UIA Partner

National Convention and Exhibition Center (Tianjin)


National Convention and Exhibition Center (NCEC) (Tianjin) project is co-developed by the Ministry of Commerce and Tianjin Municipal People’s Government. The project has a total floor area of about 1.34 million m2, of which indoor exhibition space covers 400,000 m2 and 158,000 m2 outdoor. With a total investment of RMB 17.5 billion, NCEC (Tianjin) will become the largest convention and exhibition center in north China.

In accordance with the Cooperation Framework Agreement between the Ministry of Commerce and Tianjin Municipality, a joint venture co-invested by China Foreign Trade Center (Group) and Tianjin Infrastructure Investment Group (TIIG) was set up for the construction and operation of NCEC (Tianjin), namely NCEC (Tianjin), Co., Ltd. It has a registered capital of 4 billion RMB and is responsible for investment & construction, exhibition venue operation and exhibition services among others.

Local UIA Partner

International Finance Forum


Organizations based in China

International Association of Wood Anatomists - Beijing
World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products - Shanghai
International Association for Ethical Literary Criticism - Ningbo
World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization - Yangzhou
Association for Engineering Education in Southeast Asia and the Pacific - Beijing
Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering - Beijing
Asian Crystallographic Association - Beijing
Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association - Fuzhou
Association of Asian Athletics Coaches - Beijing
Association of Asian and Pacific Arts Festivals - Shanghai
Asian Mycological Association - Beijing
Asian Apicultural Association - Beijing
Asian Dragon Boat Federation - Beijing
International Committee for Imaging Science - Beijing
Asian-Australasian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology - Beijing
Asia-Pacific Society for Applied Phycology - Yantai
World Association for Political Economy - Shanghai
International Society for the History of East Asian Science Technology and Medicine - Beijing
World Federation of Chinese Catering Industry - Beijing
Asia-Oceania Ceramic Federation - Beijing
Asian Society for Vascular Biology - Dalian
Asia-Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology - Fujian
International Union of Transgenics and Synthetic Biology - Changzhou
Asian Table Tennis Union - Beijing
Asia Plasma and Fusion Association - Chengdu

View More profiles (232) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in China

2028 Annual ConferenceComputer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry - Chengdu

2027 World Irrigation ForumInternational Commission on Irrigation and Drainage - Beijing

2027 Asia-Pacific Microwave ConferenceInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Beijing

2027 International SymposiumInternational Society of Root Research - Beijing

2026 General Meeting and CongressInternational Mineralogical Association - Beijing

2025 World Gas Conference (WGC 2025)International Gas Union - Beijing

2025 Biennial CongressAsian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering - Beijing

2025 Annual Executive MeetingInternational Commission on Large Dams - Chengdu

2025 International Zeolite ConferenceInternational Zeolite Association - Dalian

2025 Triennial CongressInternational Commission on Large Dams - Chengdu

2025 Annual CongressAsia Pacific Association for Gynecologic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy - Shanghai

2025 World Congress of Chemical EngineeringWorld Congress of Chemical EngineeringWorld Chemical Engineering Council

2024 World CongressInternational Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics - Shandong

2024 Conference on Caloric Cooling and Applications of Caloric MaterialsInternational Institute of Refrigeration - Baotou

2024 Quadrennial CongressInternational Peatland Society - Changchun

View More Future Events (37) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in China

2023 Applied Statistics Symposium – International Chinese Statistical Association - Chengdu
2023 World Journalism Education Congress – World Journalism Education Council - Beijing,Shanghai
2023 Asia-Pacific Conference – Financial Management Association International - Nanjing
2023 International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference – International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference - Shenzhen
2023 International Symposium on Mine Safety and Engineering – International Committee of Mine Safety Science and Engineering - Beijing
2023 Biennial World Congress – International Photodynamic Association - Shanghai
2023 CEPSI Conference – Association of the Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Western Pacific - Xiamen
2023 World Dairy Summit – International Dairy Federation - Beijing
2022 East Asian Conference on Slavic-Eurasian Studies – International Council for Central and East European Studies - Shanghai
2022 Annual Conference – Asian Association for Public Administration - Shanghai
2022 Colloquium – International Council for Traditional Music - Shanghai
2022 Asia Pacific Digestive Week – Asian Pacific Association of GastroenterologyAsian Pacific Digestive Week Federation
2022 General Assembly - Shaoxing
2022 FILTREX Asia Conference – EDANA, the voice of nonwovens - Shanghai
2022 Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC) – International Network for Bamboo and Rattan - Beijing

View More Past Events (6977) in The International Congress Calendar

You are viewing a country profile from the UIA's Global Civil Society Database.
← return to your search page to find additional profiles.
Terms of Use

UIA allows users to access and make use of the information contained in its Databases for the user’s internal use and evaluation purposes only. A user may not re-package, compile, re-distribute or re-use any or all of the UIA Databases or the data* contained therein without prior permission from the UIA.

Data from database resources may not be extracted or downloaded in bulk using automated scripts or other external software tools not provided within the database resources themselves. If your research project or use of a database resource will involve the extraction of large amounts of text or data from a database resource, please contact us for a customized solution.

UIA reserves the right to block access for abusive use of the Database.

* Data shall mean any data and information available in the Database including but not limited to: raw data, numbers, images, names and contact information, logos, text, keywords, and links.