Beijing to Host World Winter Sports Expo 2016


The World WinterSports (Beijing) Expo 2016 will be held at China National Convention Centre duringOctober 19-22, 2016. It is aimed at fostering the development of winter sportsindustry, besides facilitating the preparations for the Olympic Winter GamesBeijing 2022.

Founded inBeijing, the winter expo is a high-end international exhibition. It covers wintersports and ice-snow industry and has managed to secure support from seveninternational federations for winter sports. The first winter expo will consistof exhibitions, summits and related activities, covering winter sports,ice-snow industry, winter tourism and youth training. The plan is to hold onewinter expo a year in the next five years.

The winter expois a key initiative of the municipal government, aimed at fostering thedevelopment of ice-snow sports between 2016 and 2022, so as to implement PresidentXi’s instructions on “motivating more than 300 million Chinese people topartake in ice-snow sports through the hosting of the Winter Olympics”, thusfacilitating the countrywide adoption of winter sports in China. The BeijingOlympic City Development Association will shape the winter expo as a keyplatform for collaboration on international winter sports resources, so as to driveup the ice-snow industry in China in the next five years.

Presently, thewinter expo organisers have started leasing and invitation efforts. Moreinformation is available at the official website of the winter expo at


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