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 second-most populous country with a population exceeding 1.4 billion. China spans the equivalent of five time zones and borders fourteen countries by land, tied with Russia as having the most of any country in the world. With an area of nearly 9.6 million square kilometres (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the world's third largest country by total land area. The country is divided into 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities, and two semi-autonomous special administrative regions. The national capital is Beijing, and the most populous city and largest financial center is Shanghai.

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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.

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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.

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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
Association of Asian Athletics Coaches - Beijing
Association of Asian and Pacific Arts Festivals - Shanghai
Asian Mycological Association - Beijing
Asian Dragon Boat Federation - Beijing
International Committee for Imaging Science - 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
Asia-Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology - Fujian
International Union of Transgenics and Synthetic Biology - Changzhou
Asia Plasma and Fusion Association - Chengdu
Asian Pacific Society for Medical Mycology - Beijing
International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability - Shanghai
Asian Association of Societies for Plant Pathology - Beijing
Asian Allelopathy Society - Guangzhou
Asian Ferroelectric Association - Shanghai
Asian University Sports Federation - Beijing
Asian Organization for Mycoplasmology - ZhenJiang

View More profiles (224) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in China

2028 Annual ConferenceComputer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry - ZhenJiang

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 Triennial CongressInternational Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology - Dalian

2026 General Meeting and CongressInternational Mineralogical Association - Dalian

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

2025 MeetingInternational Society of Electrochemistry - Changchun

2025 Biennial CongressAsian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering - Beijing

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

2025 Triennial CongressInternational Commission on Large Dams - Chengdu

2025 Annual Executive MeetingInternational Commission on Large Dams - Chengdu

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

2025 International Zeolite ConferenceInternational Zeolite Association - Dalian

2025 World CongressInternational Photodynamic Association - Shanghai

View More Future Events (41) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in China

2023 Symposium on Self Compacting Concrete – Réunion internationale des laboratoires d'essais et de recherches sur les matériaux et les constructions - Changsha
2023 Asian Conference on Transcription – Asian Conference on Transcription - Shanghai
2023 Congress – Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology - Xian
2023 Congress – International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment - Chengdu
2023 World Congress of Microcirculation – International Liaison Committee for Microcirculation - Beijing
2023 Congress – International Congress on Ultrasonics - Beijing
2023 Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN) – Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies - Chengdu
2023 World Congress of Reproductive Biology (WCRB) – World Congress of Reproductive Biology - Beijing
2023 World Water Congress – International Water Resources Association - Beijing
2023 Building Simulation - International IBPSA Conference and Exhibition – International Building Performance Simulation Association - Shanghai
2023 International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling – International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling - Beijing
2023 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference – International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems - Harbin
2023 World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography – International Society for Industrial Process Tomography - Tianjin
2023 International Symposium on Mine Safety and Engineering – International Committee of Mine Safety Science and Engineering - Harbin
2023 Summit – International Society for the Study of Information - Beijing

View More Past Events (7240) in The International Congress Calendar

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