Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Center
Address: South Gate: No.168, East Yinggang Road
North Gate: No.333, Songze Road
East Gate: No.111, Laigang Road
West Gate: No.1888, Zhuguang Road
Hotel: No.1700, Zhuguang Road
National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) (short for NECC) is a national exhibition center co-built by the Ministry of Commerce of China and the Shanghai Municipal Government. Invested and operated by the Shanghai Exhibition Co., Ltd., NECC is built on the booming Yangtze River Delta region, and aims to serve China and the world with its cutting-edge design and multiple facilities. Its rich services will help drive China’s economic restructuring, fuel the transformation of economic growth patterns, and contribute to the fast and healthy development of the Chinese economy and society.
NECC will be the largest single block building and exhibition complex in the world with a total construction area of 1.47 million square meters, among which 1.27 million square meters are above ground. It is only 1.5 km (straight-line distance) away from the Hongqiao Transportation Hub, and is connected with Hongqiao Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station via the city’s Metro Line 2. Furthermore, it is only one or two hours’ drive from the major cities in the Yangtze River Delta thanks to the convenient highway networks around.
Facilities at the NECC include exhibition halls, the commercial center, the office buildings, and a hotel. These four facilities are linked together by an 8-meter-high elevated pedestrian walkway.
This large complex offers 500,000 square meters of exhibition space, including 400,000 square meters of indoor exhibition space and 100,000 square meters of outdoor display areas. The indoor exhibition space include 13 large exhibition halls (28,800 square meters each), and 3 small halls (10,000 square meters each). All the exhibition halls are directly accessible by freight carriers.
There are four large and one small exhibition halls on the first floor of the North building, and these halls, equipped with ample power supply, all feature a ground load capacity of 5 tons/ m2. One of the large halls has a double- -decker halls, each with a ground load capacity 3.5 tons/ m2, a 27 * 36 m column-grid, and 11 meters of net height. The second floor has five large halls and two small ones, each with a ground load capacity of 1.5 tons/ m2, and a net height of 16 meters (and 36 * 54 m column-grid for the big halls). These halls can stage a large variety of exhibitions.
Conference facilities are nearby the exhibition halls. NECC has over 60 meeting rooms of different sizes, with seating capacities ranging from less than a hundred people to three thousand attendees each.