Why Shenzhen?

The city, once a fishing town in South China's Guangdong province, is one of China's best-known economic miracles of the past 40 years. Today, its gross domestic product ranks third among Chinese mainland cities, after Beijing and Shanghai. The Chinese government’s goals for culture were specified in a guideline issued in July 2019 promoting the high-quality development of cultural creativity and design in Shenzhen.

Shenzhen enjoys one of the biggest Architecture & Design, Cultural and Creative communities in China. According to the guideline, Shenzhen’s economic activity in these industry sectors will generate at least 100 billion yuan ($14.2 billion) in revenue by 2020, increasing to 300 billion yuan ($45.5 billion) by 2035. The number of institutions and companies in the cultural and creative sector will rise to 15,000 by 2020 with 100,000 employees, says the guideline, while employee numbers will further increase to 150,000 by 2035.


Live Design Show with a twist

Featuring everything you’ve come to expect from the creators of Design Shanghai, Design Shenzhen will be a razor-sharp bespoke event – contemporary, modern and driven by design – distilled into a concentrated combination of architecture, design and style, and carefully tailored to suit the needs of the local market. Design Shenzhen will provide the opportunity to do business face to face, for which there is no substitute. With over 250 world -class brands and installations it will be the largest curated event of its kind ever seen in Shenzhen.


Driven by Design - Focused on quality

Drawing on our extensive experience producing design exhibitions in China and internationally, we create cutting edge events, underpinned with a unique process of selection and curation. It ensures an engaging and original presentation of products and styles that exceed the demands of the most demanding design professionals, tastemakers and experts. The quality of the brands and products is of paramount importance and carefully monitored.