CHENGDU, China, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch event of China City Conference and Exhibition Industry Competitiveness Index and High-level Academic Forum 2016, hosted by the China Convention and Exhibition Society (CCES), was held in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, on October 21, 2016. It is the first time that CCES has released an index that measures the competitiveness of the convention and exhibition industry on a city-by-city basis nationwide. The index will be updated and the forum will be held annually.
During the launch event, CCES standing vice president Chu Xiangyin announced the findings that were the results of the research that was conducted to compile the index and determine the rankings of exhibition cities. Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Chengdu placed at the top of the list, with Chengdu ranking fifth nationwide. Chengdu also led the Midwest China category. The list was produced based on in-depth research and evaluation by over 20 top industry experts, who used four key criteria in determining the rankings: the exhibition city's overall competitiveness, overall environmental competitiveness, competitiveness in management and services, as well as visitors and exhibitors' satisfaction with the city's competitiveness, with a focus on comparing each city's key competitive elements.