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Shanghai New International Expo Center

 

Shanghai New International Expo Center

The Shanghai New International Expo Centre

The Shanghai New International Expo Centre is an exhibition center in Shanghai, China. It hosts a large number of exhibitions, including the Shanghai Motor Show. It has also hosted the 2002 Tennis Masters Cup, where one of the halls was temporarily converted into a tennis court. With more than 90 exhibitions per year and a turnover rate of 32 (2011), SNIEC is one of the world's most successful exhibition venues.

Construction started on November 4, 1999 with its opening taking place on November 2, 2001. It has, as of 2012, a capacity of 200,000 square meters indoor and 130,000 square meters outdoor exhibition area. Expo Center facilities include 17 exhibition halls, conference rooms, and a business center. Hotel facilities and a subway station are located at one of the entrance halls of the center. The first phase investment amount was 99 million U.S. dollars.

Shanghai New International Expo Centre Co., Ltd. is a Sino German 50:50 joint venture of Shanghai Lujiazui Exhibition Development Co., Ltd. and the German Exposition Corporation International GmbH (GEC). GEC is a joint venture of Deutsche Messe AG, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and Messe Munich GmbH. Since 2006, the German Hans-Joerg Geduhn is general manager of the company.

The United States design firm Murphy/Jahn Architects designed the center.

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