This month, we get to know Beijing North Star Convention and Exhibition Investment Co., Ltd. a bit better with a Q&A below:
1. Tell us your story. How did Beijing North Star Convention and Exhibition Investment Co., Ltd. get started?
Beijing North Star Convention and Exhibition Investment Co., Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beijing North Star Group Co., Ltd, officially established on November 6, 2018. It is mainly responsible for the investment, construction and operation preparation of the CNCC phase II. The project of CNCC phase II is one of the key projects of the strategic plan of the development of Beijing.
2. What sets Beijing North Star Convention and Exhibition Investment Co., Ltd. apart?
The project of CNCC phase II is aimed to become the masterpiece for the new Beijing in the new century, a large Meeting complex including meeting and exhibition space, a commercial area, office building, and a hotel. After the opening of the venue, more international communication will be included in our project to create more innovative cooperation and operation mode.
3. What is your favourite success story from your organisation?
The main venue, the conference center of CNCC phase II, is 460 meters long, 150 meters wide and 45 meters high, with three floors above the ground and two floors underground. The designer is Bozan Barker, a famous French architect and Pritzker Prize winner.
The general principle of the space design of the main venue is flexible and multifunctional. There is a 20,000 square-meter exhibition Hall (can be divided into two 10,000 square-meter pillar free exhibition halls), an 8,000 square-meter pillar-free Plenary Hall and a 2,000 square-meter Reception hall with a height of 23 meters all on the first floor. There are small to medium sized meeting rooms between 300-2,000 square meters on the second floor to meet the different requests of meeting rooms.
There are two indoor sky gardens on the third floor. The large one is in modern garden style with 6,000 square meters, the small one is in traditional Chinese Suzhou garden style with 3,000 square meters. It will provide a very unique experience for our clients after their conference.
There is a large electric retractable roof of 2,000 square meters on the top floor of the venue, which can provide a unique experience for our clients.
4. What can we expect to see from Beijing North Star Convention and Exhibition Investment Co., Ltd. for in the future?
Based on the digital scene platform and intelligent exhibition application platform of blockchain, 5G, cloud computing and other new technologies, CNCC Phase II will be the top Smart venue to lead the development of the industry. We will also assist international organisers in holding the most successful top level conferences by providing international level facilities and professional services.
5. What was your motivation to join ICCA?
ICCA is one of the most influential associations in the international meetings industry. Becoming a member of ICCA will help us to strengthen our participation in our industry and to strengthen our exchanges and cooperation with other industry partners. Through the ICCA Market Research Database, face-to-face business opportunities, seminars, and other resources, we hope to have more international and professional conference projects located in CNCC phase II.
6. Which trends do you see in the Association Meetings?
Association is an important force to promote the development of the industry; association meetings are the main form of their expression and play an important role in promoting the progress of human civilisation. China is also paying more attention to the international association market, actively supporting institutions to bid and host international association conferences, to strengthen the communication and cooperation between China and the world.
7. What is an industry challenge your organisation is facing currently?
COVID-19 has a huge impact on global economic development and international business. Its restrictions on international travel and the negative impact on the global economy will affect the landing of international conferences to our venue.
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