The first China International Industry Fair (CIIF) was conducted in 1999 to promote joint-venture opportunities between foreign investors & China citizens and international trade, as well as attract foreign direct investment (FDI). The 19 editions of CIIF have been successfully conducted, shaping it as an international industry brand exhibition on equipment manufacturing. The strategies that have proven to be beneficial for this event are "professionalization, internationalization, marketization and branding". This UFI approved event is organized by Ministry of Science and Technology, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Chinese Academy of Science, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Commerce, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and Shanghai Municipal People's Government, co-organized by China Machinery Industry Federation and managed by Donghao Lansheng(Group) Co.,Ltd.
The 20th session China International Industry Fair or CIIF 2018 is scheduled from 19th to 23rd September 2018 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai. The highlight of the event will be Theme Shows, CIIF Forum, CIIF Awards, Innovation, Smart Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence and Green Economy.