Global civil society activity in China

China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country with a population exceeding 1.4 billion people. China spans five geographical time zones and borders fourteen countries by land, the most of any country in the world, tied with Russia. China also has a narrow maritime boundary with the disputed Taiwan. Covering an area of approximately 9.6 million square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the world's third or fourth largest country. 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.

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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.

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.

Organizations based in China

International Association of Wood Anatomists - Beijing
International Camellia Society - Kunming
International Association of Wind Engineering - Shanghai
International Association of Hydatidology - Urumqi
International Society for Metaphysics - Shanghai
International Tourism Studies Association - Beijing
World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products - Shanghai
World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies - Beijing
World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies - Beijing
World Tourism Cities Federation - Beijing
International Association for Ethical Literary Criticism - Ningbo
Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization - Beijing
World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization - Yangzhou
Asia Pacific Hematology Consortium - Beijing
General Association of Asia Pacific Sports Federations - Beijing
Association for Engineering Education in Southeast Asia and the Pacific - Beijing
Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering - Beijing
Asian Society of Andrology - Shanghai
Asian Crystallographic Association - Beijing
Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association - Fuzhou
Association of Asian Athletics Coaches - Beijing
Asia Pacific Taxpayers Union - Beijing
Association of Asian and Pacific Arts Festivals - Shanghai
Asian Mycological Association - Beijing
International Parasitic Plant Society - Kunming

View More profiles (229) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in China

2028 Annual ConferenceComputer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry - Kunming

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

2025 Annual Executive MeetingInternational Commission on Large Dams - Chengdu

2025 International Zeolite ConferenceInternational Zeolite Association - Dalian

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

2024 World CongressInternational Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics - Shandong

2024 Quadrennial CongressInternational Peatland Society - Changchun

2024 International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray SystemsInstitute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems - Shanghai

2024 SymposiumInternational Society of Root Research - Shanghai

2024 CongressComité International des Plastiques en Agriculture - Beijing

2024 Annual CongressWorld Small Animal Veterinary Association - Shanghai

2024 International Corrosion CongressInternational Corrosion Council - Xian

2024 World CongressInternational Association of Institutes of Navigation - Xian

View More Future Events (45) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in China

2022 International Symposium on Sturgeon – World Sturgeon Conservation Society - Xian
2022 International Symposium – Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society - Xuzhou
2022 Congress – International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering - Nanjing
2022 World Congress – International Liaison Committee for MicrocirculationEuropean Society for Microcirculation
2022 IASS Annual Symposium and Asia-Pacific Conference on Spatial Structures (APCS) – International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures - Beijing
2022 IAH Congress – International Association of Hydrogeologists - Wuhan
2022 Quadrennial Congress – International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment - Chengdu
2022 International Wheat Congress – Wheat Initiative - Beijing
2022 Biennial Conference – Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association - Fujian
2022 Symposium – Asia Pacific Tele-Ophthalmology Society - Shenyang
2022 General Assembly – Olympic Council of Asia - Hangzhou
2022 Meeting – Asia-Pacific Advanced Network - Jinan
2022 International Sedimentological Congress – International Association of Sedimentologists - Beijing
2022 Asia Lighting Conference – Asia Lighting Conference - Beijing
2022 International Conference on Geoinformatics – International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences - Beijing

View More Past Events (6899) in The International Congress Calendar

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