Surroundings

Introduction:Our Surroundings

Suzhou Culture and Expo Centre Co., Ltd.(SCEC)was established in 2012. It consists of Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre and Suzhou International Expo Centre. SCEC has full autonomy in management and development of 7.4 square kilometres of Jinji Lake.

SCEC is located in the central area of SIP’s CBD and has become the successful story of the Marvellous City of SIP made by SIP. SCEC has a registered capital of RMB 3.5 billion in total, covering an area of 600,000 square metres. The scope of the company’s business covers four sections of Performance, Conference and Exhibition, Commerce and Tourism, and Public Culture; and has diversified formats including performance, film, training, conference, exhibition, commerce, tourism, hotel, catering, culture centre, art museum, ballet theatre and etc.; and wholly owes the subsidiaries which are Suzhou Arts Performance Co., Ltd., Suzhou Glory Exhibition Co., Ltd., Suzhou Busiman Exhibition Engineering Co., Ltd., SCEC Business Tourism Development Co., Ltd. and Novotel Suzhou Culture and Expo Centre Hotel Management Co., Ltd. and so on. The only professional symphony orchestra in Suzhou which is jointly forged by Suzhou and Suzhou Industrial Park has its residency in Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre. As Jiangsu’s biggest complex of culture, art, conference and exhibition, com-merce and tourism, and entertainment, SCEC has become a pioneer in the leading position in China’s service industry and cultural industry.

So far, SCEC is Jiangsu’s Cultural Indu-stry Demonstration Base. It is the only domestic exhibition venue that has full memberships of four global exhibition industrial associations, which are Union of International Fairs (UFI), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), The Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The grand theatre is the member of Association of Asia and Pacific Performing Arts Centre (AAPPAC). The box office income of Suzhou Arts Cineplex keeps ranking top of all box office incomes in Suzhou. The Cineplex, is the permanent award base for Golden Rooster Awards, and also the only one state-authorized five-star cinema and five-star civilised cinema in Suzhou.