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Friday, July 31 2020 - 19:43
AsiaNet
The 9th China Suzhou Cultural & Creative Design Cultural Industry Expo started in Suzhou
NANJING, China, July 31, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Over 20,000 creative exhibits caught audiences' eyes

On July 31, 2020, the 9th China Suzhou Cultural & Creative Cultural Industry 
Expo opened at the Suzhou International Expo Center as scheduled. 11 branch 
venues, 43 theme exhibition halls, 40,000 square meters area are all prepared 
for the great show.

From July 31 to August 2, the three-day exhibition attracted more than 400 
exhibitors from across the country. More than 20,000 products will be 
displayed. At the launching ceremony, the "2020 New Handicraft Movement Award" 
was also hosted, and the ceremony of the "Cloud Expo - a never-ending cultural 
and creative trading platform" was also launched. People who love cultural and 
creative ideas can join this "carnival" of cultural tourism by staying home, 
according to the organizing committee of China Suzhou Cultural & Creative 
Design Cultural Industry Expo.

Suzhou is "The Capital of Handicrafts and Folk Arts of the UN" and "Model City 
of World Heritage". "Su Zuo" has a profound technical heritage and excellent 
production. With the theme of "New Design, New Life, New Paradise", the 9th 
expo will showcase and present the four major sections of "international 
creative design works, international new handicraft movements, cultural and 
tourism integration, and creative future industries". Three highlights: first 
of all, the theme exhibition of "8:30 in Gusu" appeared in the expo, 
comprehensively showing the mode of promoting the night economy development in 
Suzhou, and showing the achievements of "Cultural Tourism+" leading the 
high-quality development of night economy. Secondly, this year's expo will show 
the "International Style" with the "China-Foreign Design Dialogue", and promote 
the construction of Suzhou "Modern International Metropolis" through an 
international perspective. At the expo, visitors can see that in conjunction 
with the 2020 global anti-epidemic theme, artists use "Masks" as the main 
material to create "Social Isolation Hall" and "Social Gathering Hall" to 
reflect different feelings in the global environment. In addition, works by top 
artists and designers from different cultural backgrounds and fields around the 
world shine together. Thirdly, this year's expo can also be "Meeting in the 
Cloud". An online platform brings together exhibitions, information, investment 
promotion, studios, shopping malls and other functions to create a 
"Never-Ending Expo".

What's more, the "New Handicraft Movement Award", the professional awards event 
of the expo, was particularly eye-catching. In 2015, "New Handicraft Movement" 
was launched with the rediscovery, rethinking and redesign of traditional 
handicrafts, calling on traditional handicrafts to rejuvenate and show the 
vitality of the times. In this new handicraft movement, the 10 major brand 
awards and the 10 major works awards were selected. These works have injected 
new momentum and set a new benchmark for the innovative development of 
traditional handicrafts.

Source: The Organizing Committee of China Suzhou Cultural & Creative Design 
Cultural Industry Expo

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