Shanghai New International Expo Centre
The Shanghai New International Expo Center is an exhibition center in Pudong, Shanghai. It hosts many exhibitions, including the Shanghai Motor Show. It has also hosted the 2002 Tennis Masters Cup, where one of the halls was temporarily converted into a tennis court. With more than 100 exhibitions per year and a turnover rate of 27 (2015), SNIEC is one of the world’s most successful exhibition venues.
Construction started on November 4, 1999 with its opening taking place on November 2, 2001. It has, as of 2012, a capacity of 200,000 square meters indoor and 100,000 square meters outdoor exhibition area. Expo Center facilities include 17 exhibition halls, conference rooms, and a business center. Hotel facilities and a subway station are located at one of the entrance halls of the center. Total investment until 2011 was 591 million U.S. dollars.
Shanghai New International Expo Center Co., Ltd. is a Sino-German 50:50 joint venture of Shanghai Lujiazui Exhibition Development Co., Ltd. and the German Exposition Corporation International GmbH (GEC). GEC is a joint venture of Deutsche Messe AG, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and Messe Munich GmbH. Since 2014, the German Michael Kruppeis general manager of the company.