The new Shenyang New World EXPO (EXPO) will play host to more than 7,000 delegates attending China’s Annual National Planning Conference 2016 (ANPC) September 24-26.
“To host this prestigious event as EXPO’s opening event while celebrating the 60th anniversary Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC) as a part of the event is very special for our professional management team,” said IAVM member Cliff Wallace, CFE, chairman of the EXPO’s private management and operating company.
Shenyang’s City Planning Bureau organized ANPC, and the venue welcomed the opportunity to host the major national event, which meant opening EXPO six months before its scheduled formal opening on March 1, 2017.
“We have a strong senior management team and staff in place to meet the challenges of the early opening and care for the annual event’s record attendance anticipated,” said IAVM member Diane Chen, EXPO’s general manager.
The EXPO features 24,000 square meters (258,334 square feet) of gross exhibition space and 4,000 square meters (43,056 square feet) of multifunctional meeting and event space. It is located in Shenyang on the Hunhe River and is part of a multi-use complex.