The total exhibition area is 60,000 square meters, 10,000 square meters larger than last year, with more than 3,000 booths. The exhibition area consists of four major sections.
The first of them is for handicraft works. As a key part of the fair, the handicraft works section occupies the majority of the exhibition area, about 40,000 square meters, where more than 1,500 companies showcase their handicraft products.
These companies are divided into categories such as ceramics, wood sculpture and jade sculpture.
The second section is for creative designs, such as industrial designs, art designs and packaging designs.
The fair also serves as a platform for talented designers from both sides of the Straits to exchange expertise and discuss the latest trends.
The third session focuses on digital content and new media.
New games, the latest electronic payment technologies and new media developments are on display in this area.
The film industry is also a highlight this year as the fair presents good opportunities for cross-Straits cooperation in the sector.
Chinese and French partners sign an agreement for a joint art center in Fujian during the cultural fair. [Photo by Hu Meidong / China Daily]
The last session is a creative, cultural and tourism products exhibition area, showcasing tourism-related products and books.
A series of activities, such as a competition for the best handicrafts, will also be held during the fair.
As well as the International Exhibition Center, the activities will be held in 23 venues scattered across different parts of Xiamen.
Visitors can check the fair's official website or follow the fair's WeChat account to find out about the latest activities.
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