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Qingdao has become an ideal destination for conventions, exhibitions, business meetings and summit forums in northern China with the rapid development of its business service industry.
Forbes China Wealth Management Forum 2009 and FTChinese Annual Forum 2009 were held in the city. World Shipping (China) Summit, an annual event for international shipping circles, was held in 2009 with nearly 800 delegates attending.
Exhibition centers, hotels, private clubs and theme restaurants are available for meetings and events of different scale. Among them, the top ten popular venues for meetings and exhibitions are as follows:
1. Qingdao Int’l Convention and Exhibition Center 青岛国际会展中心
Covering an area of 250,000 square meters with nearly 3,000 international standard exhibition booths, it currently remains the largest venue for exhibition and convention in Shandong Province.
Add: Shiji Square, New & High Tech Industrial Development Zone
2. Yinhai Int’l Convention and Exhibition Center 银海国际会展中心
Yinhai International Exhibition Center, located close to Laolongwan Scenic Spot, is affiliated to Yinhai International Yacht Club. The exhibition hall covers an area of 10,700 square meters and accommodates 250-300 standard booths. It is unique in having water and land exhibitions co-existing at one site. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, China International Maritime Exhibition was held here.
Add: 30 Donghai Middle Rd.
3. Badaguan Hall 八大关小礼堂
Established in 1959, Badaguan Hall is part of Badaguan hotel located in Badaguan Scenic Area. The hotel consists of 18 villas of distinct foreign style, enjoying a reputation of neing an International Architecture Exposition.
Covering an area more than 10,000 square meters, the hall is equipped with advanced simultaneous interpretation and audio/video devices. Its multi-functional hall can hold about 500 people for dining and convention.
Add:19 Shanghaiguan Rd.
4. Sea View Garden Hotel 青岛海景花园
The Sea View Garden Hotel is a five-star hotel of European continental style. The hotel has 350 luxurious guestrooms and more than 800 restaurant seats. A multi-functional hall and 12 meeting rooms are available for conventions and banquets.
Add: 2 Zhanghua Rd.
5. InterContinental Qingdao 海尔洲际大饭店
InterContinental Qingdao is the only hotel in the Olympic Sailing Village. Guest rooms and suites are stylishly furnished and offer breathtaking sea or city views.
The hotel provides facilities for meetings and events, including the ballroom seating up to 600 guests, 10 meeting rooms and 8 multi-sized function rooms, offering ideal spaces for product launches, corporate meetings or evening functions. Auditorium provides simultaneous translations.
Add: 98 Macau Rd.
6. Shangri-La Hotel Qingdao 香格里拉大饭店
With an outstanding location, Shangri-La Qingdao offers a good choice for hosting events, conferences and grand celebrations with its large function space that can accommodate up to 4,500 people at any one time in 11 function rooms and two great ballrooms. This magnificent Qingdao event venue is renowned for the pillar-less spacious rooms with high ceiling, state-of-the-art facilities, large welcome foyer and exquisite service.
Add: 9 Hong Kong Middle Rd.
7. Copthorne Hotel Qingdao 青岛国敦大酒店
Situated in the center of the city and central business district, the hotel Qingdao is equipped with a large Grand Ballroom and six multi-function rooms catering to various needs. This contemporary 455-rooms-and-suite hotel offers a variety of dining experiences including an award-winning Chinese Restaurant, Central Grill which serves international cuisine for casual all-day dining, a spectacular Lobby Lounge and a Japanese Restaurant.
Add: 28 Hong Kong Middle Rd.
8. Grand Regency Hotel 丽晶大酒店
Located in the eastern downtown area of Qingdao, the Grand Regency Hotel features impressive European architecture and interior design with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and remote sea. The hotel has a ballroom for grand conferences and meetings, banquets and all other kinds of social and business activities catering to up to 800 people. Another six conference rooms with a capacity from 720 to 1200 persons are equipped with the most up-to-date technical facilities.
Add：110 Hong Kong Middle Rd.
9. People’s Hall 人民会堂
Built in 1959, the People’s Hall is the cultural activity center of Qingdao. The magnificent building resembles the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in style and layout. Covering an area of 12,000 square meters, the two-story hall has 1851 seats with a grand stage, professional light-acoustics equipment, orchestra lift and a separate dressing room. It is an ideal place to host cultural activities.
Add: 9 Taiping Rd.
10. Shandong Int’l Agricultural Products Exhibition Center 山东国际农产品展示交易中心
Shandong Int’l Agricultural Products Exhibition Center is the permanent place to host Qingdao International Products Fair. Covering an area of 25,000 square meters, the center can hold 1,200 exhibition booths.
Add: 637 Chongyang Rd., Chengyang Dist.
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