convention center

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convention center

An air-conditioned multipurpose facility generally used for meetings, conventions, and the display of merchandise by a wide variety of industrial groups, professional groups, and trade organizations. The size of the facility ranges from small to very large—sometimes over more than 2 million square feet (approximately 18 hectares). The interior must be flexible so that it can be divided into various-sized spaces. Regardless of size, a convention center requires meeting spaces, movable partitions to subdivide these spaces, sanitary facilities, loading docks, adequate heating, cooling, electrical and communications equipment, and trained maintenance staff.
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This reaffirms the rapid development of Chengdu's convention and exhibition industry and consolidates the city's position not only as one of the top convention and exhibition sites across the country, but also the largest convention and exhibition venue as well as the city of choice for hosting major national and international conventions and exhibitions in central and western China.

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