China the king of trade fairs in Asia: UFI

China, Japan, India and Korea each sold more than 1 million square metres of trade fair space in 2017, says the Trade Fair Industry in Asia annual report.

The Hisense booth at CES Shanghai 2018; Photo: AFP

China took up more than half of the space sold at Asian trade fairs last year with its share of 13 million sqm square metres recorded in transactions, according to the Trade Fair Industry in Asia annual report released by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. Japan came second, albeit at 2 million sqm, more than six times less of the amount sold by China while the Japanese market expanded by 2.9% last year.


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