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Overview of WCIF

General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out in his congratulatory letter to the WCIF: “The WCIF is an important window for China’s opening up. It has created an important platform for western China to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and deepen exchange and cooperation with the rest of the world.”

Originated from the Western China Development Program, the Western China International Fair (WCIF) has been successfully held for 18 sessions since May 2000, with its permanent venue in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The previous 18 sessions of WCIF attracted a total of 1,160 times’ participation by over 100 foreign countries (regions), nearly 65,000 exhibiting companies and 550,000 guests from home and abroad to participate in the exhibition, with a cumulative exhibition area of 2.26 million square meters and witnessed the signing of investment agreements with a total of RMB 7.4 trillion, vigorously promoting the development and opening up of the western region.

Under the theme of “New Era of China, New Journey for Western China,” the 19th WCIF will be held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province from June 29 to July 3. With 15 ministries and commissions such as the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce, and the Ministry of Science and Technology, 12 provinces (autonomous regions and municipality) in Western China, and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps as the hosts or member units, the 19th WCIF has Boao Forum for Asia as the supporter, Thailand as the Guest Country of Honor, Gansu Province as the rotating presidency, and Sichuan’s Mianyang and Ziyang cities as theme cities.

The 19th WCIF will be held in the first year of fully implementing the guiding principles of the 20th CPC National Congress and a critical juncture for launching a new journey towards socialist modernization in China’s western region. In this context, we will take Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era as the guide to fully implement the guiding principles of the 20th CPC National Congress; The WCIF will uphold the principle of “co-hosting, sharing and mutual-benefits,” follow the guidelines of market-oriented operation, international expansion, and brand management, give full play to its role of “three platforms” of investment promotion, trade cooperation, and diplomatic service, and of “three carriers” for promoting cooperation within China’s western regions, between eastern and western regions, and between China and foreign countries, and further seize major opportunities including the “Belt and Road” Initiative, the development of western region in the new era, the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle, and the New Western Land-Sea Corridor, thus promoting high-level opening up and high-quality development in the western region and make positive contributions to accelerating the building of a new development pattern.

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Organizational Structure

National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China
Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China
Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China
State Administration of Market Regulation of the People’s Republic of China
All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce
Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
The People’s Government of Sichuan Province
Boao Forum for Asia
The People’s Government of Sichuan Province
Members of the Organizing Committee
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China
State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council
All-China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives
All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese
The People’s Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
The People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Chongqing Municipal People’s Government
The People’s Government of Guizhou Province
The People’s Government of Yunnan Province
The People’s Government of Tibet Autonomous Region
The People’s Government of Shaanxi Province
The People’s Government of Gansu Province
The People’s Government of Qinghai Province
The People’s Government of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
The Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China
The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps
Executive Agency
Secretariat of Organizing Committee of the Western Internatioanl Expo(Sichuan Provincial Bureau of Economic and Cooperation, Sichuan International Expo Group)

Sichuan International Expo Group Co., Ltd. Western China International Expo City Tianfu International Convention Center

Sichuan International Expo Group Co., Ltd. (the Group) is a functional type-II state-owned sole proprietorship enterprise approved by the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and Provincial Government. It was incorporated in April 2019, headquartered in Chengdu, Sichuan, with a registered capital of one billion yuan and an asset scale of over 20 billion yuan. The Group was formerly known as Sichuan Bureau of Expo Affairs, a public institution directly under the Sichuan Provincial Government. learn more >
The Western China International Expo City was born to undertake large high-end exhibition activities. It has a total exhibition area of 570,000 square meters, with an indoor exhibition area of 205,000 square meters, including 15 standard exhibition halls and one multi-function hall, where 11,000 international standard booths can be set up; and an outdoor exhibition area of 100,000 square meters, which can be used as a venue for exhibitions, outdoor roadshows, large-scale concerts, opening and closing ceremonies, and large-scale commercial events. learn more >
Tianfu International Convention Center is located in the core area of the headquarters business district of Chengdu Tianfu New Area, and is a Phase II project of the Western China International Expo City. The project covers an area of about 165 mu(roughly 666 square meters per mu), with a total construction area of about 330,000 square meters. The construction includes a conference center, hotels, commercial and office buildings. The project has a large conference hall of approximately 6,600 square meters and a multi-functional hall of approximately 4,600 square meters, as well as more than 40 small and medium-sized conference rooms, which can meet the overall reception and service capabilities of large-scale international business conferences and national events. learn More >


Investment and Operation DepartmentGong Xuping
International Cooperation DepartmentGan Zhiai
Sichuan International Exhibition Co., Ltd.Tao Yongyi
Sichuan International Events Co., Ltd. Lin Xueer
Sichuan International Brand Communication Co., Ltd. Jian Mengjun
Sichuan International Expo Lighting Technology Services Co., Ltd. Li Chengjie
Sichuan Jiazhou International Exhibition Group Co., Ltd. Wang Ling
Sichuan International Expo Property Development Co., Ltd.Luo Man
Sichuan International Expo Engineering Technology Service Co., Ltd.Yi Xiaoqin
Sichuan Daqian International Exhibition Co., Ltd.Li Yizhou
Sichuan International Expo Digital Technology Co., Ltd.Ma Jun
Sichuan International Expo Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd.Zhou Yuanpeng