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“Big Brash but Unrefined”

Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)
Ranked #82 of 1,334 things to do in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Ok, what do you expect from an exhibition centre? Quite a lot when you are travelling half way around the world to attend it. Shanghai New Expo Centre is large, huge in fact but that is because they can include a series of 100,000 sq ft sheds to produce 2 million square ft of exhibition space.
It is big but unlike NEC in Birmingham or the Expo Centre in Los Angeles, or Hong Kong and Cologne it feels disjointed. The sheds are separated so you transit in and outdoors to make your way around them. Every time you exit you get the blast of still hot air that is not then cooled by AC in the sheds.

Arrangements for food and beverage is also spread out and outside. There is variety but when the thing you crave most is a cool sanctum they provide no respite.

They have a lot of style in Shanghai and there ability to stage manage big things very well but the expo centre is not one of them.
Wear comfortable shoes, drink lots of water and be prepared for lots of walking exercise.

1  Thank Gerad B
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

One of the greatest venue I have ever seen to have an exhibition.

Great location & one of the biggest exhibition center I have ever seen.

Must have place for exhibition because any possible requirement from basic to advance, it can be completed perfectly.

Have hotels, restaurants etc close by...

2  Thank samirdhuri
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This place is huge! Great convention centre although they need to turn up the aircon as it got really warm. Ensure you change lines at Longyang Road as it is quite a trek in 40 degree temperatures!

2  Thank LolTM
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

The FHC China 2012, The organisers who had the Culinary competition happeing, . The place was not set with opening time not in sync with our competition tinmings. The security personnals were to understanding with over 650 oarticipants spread over 3 days to be judged. We were given a shocker mentioning that sharp 5 P.M. all the power and doors to be shut down.. With the language as a hiddrence.. and the event jury chairman was tossed between the halls that were happening between yawning gap.. was fum yet threatening that we might end up missing some schedules. It was fortunate though that we squeezed in on time and the event went on well from start to end with fewer glitches that were kept under the carpet. With the new construction in the middle it was again noisy yrt with winter setting in with creeping cold all went well

3  Thank cribgrub
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Thank you for organizing Jack as our tour guide in Shanghai.She was excellent guide and we enjoyed our time with her and learnt a lot about Shanghai and China

1  Thank Tim T
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