A New Page – ICIF CHINA 2016 Opens in Shanghai


SHANGHAI, CHINA – Sep 21, 2016 – Starting today, thousands of insiders from the chemical industry will be gathering at the China International Chemical Industry Fair (ICIF China 2016) held in Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center to showcase the latest chemical materials, processing technologies and equipment, and discuss hot topics about the industry’s future.


247 exhibitors from 8 countries and regions – USA, Germany, Switzerland, France, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Brazil and China – have converged at the event. Some big names spotted over the 20,000-square meter space are Covestro, Evonik, The Linde Group, Lanxess, Air Liquide, Merck, Sinopec, CNPC, Yanchang Petroleum, SINOCHEM, CHEMCHINA, Shanghai Huayi (Group) Company, Luxi Chemical Group, Ningbo Petrochemicals Park, and pavilions from Jilin and Henan Provinces.


High profile decision makers and experts, such as Ms Xiulian Gu, Vice Chairman of the 10th Standing Committee of the National People's CongressMr. Shousheng Li, President of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF), and numerous more experts attended as guests of the event and toured the halls with key associations and businesses of the chemical industries. Subsequently, the guests graced the opening ceremony of the trade fair joined by a number of diplomats from various embassies in China.

The Organizers expect more than 10,000 visitors to attend the fair over the three days, with 4000 attendees registered on the opening day. In addition, numerous media representatives from over 100 agencies will be covering the event.

Over the same period, the ICIF/SmartChem Conference takes place in the conference area at the special “Innovation Creates Future” showcase, aimed at bringing together authoritative industry experts and stimulating the mind of industry players. The conference sees the active participation of government departments, industry experts, chemical industry and e-business representatives from home and abroad to discuss key issues, including the use of software, services and Internet of Things technology to reconstruct existing industry systems, and processes. The number of delegates this year is expected to reach 350, with almost 30 speakers.


Following the conference, the 15th anniversary celebration of ICIF CHINA was held with a range of not-to-be-missed engaging celebration activities.

ICIF CHINA 2017 will be held again from 30th August to 1st September 2017 at a new venue - the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. The exhibiting space will expand to cover 25,000 square meters.

ICIF CHINA 2017 will have a brand new layout including the five main showcasing areas: Basic Chemicals, Fine Chemicals, Petroleum Processing and Refining, Smart and Innovative Technologies and Solutions, and Lab and Processing Equipment. More specialized and a better division of exhibiting space will bring trade buyers greater convenience in their sourcing and buying activities.


Established in 1992, ICIF China is now undoubtedly the most well known exhibition for the chemical industry in China. As an important annual communication platform, ICIF China pays close attention to the technological advancements of the chemical industry, and is committed to promoting its sustainable development and innovation.

About the Organizers

China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF)

CPCIF (formerly the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association) is a non-government, not-for-profit organization consisting of companies, institutes, sectional and local associations in the petroleum and chemical industry on a voluntary basis. It is the umbrella organization that provides service and implements certain administrative functions within this industry on the national level.

China National Chemical Information Centre (CNCIC)

CNCIC is the national information collection, research and service institution of the chemical industry in China. Entrusted by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Commerce, CNCIC provides the government with decision-making support, implements a number of projects of national importance, and is the exclusive Chinese strategic partner for several global research institutes.

China International Trade Promotion Council of Chemical Industry Branch

CCPIT Sub-council of Chemical Industry and the CCOIC Chemical Industry Chamber of Commerce are branch organizations of CCPIT and CCOIC respectively. They belong to the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) and conduct Conferences and Exhibitions on its behalf. The CCPIT Sub-council of Chemical Industry is a certified member of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) and the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Industries Association (SCEIA).

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