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Shanghai to host the 52nd ICCA Congress 2013

27 September 2012, 15:48

The 52nd Congress of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) will be held in Shanghai on November 2-6, 2013. This annual congress is to be jointly organized by ICCA and Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration in coordination with ICCA Chinese members.

Hosting ICCA Congress 2013 will play an important role in promoting Shanghai to the international meetings and tourism market, attracting more international meetings to Shanghai, and giving a strong boost to the growth of Shanghai’s meetings and industry, especially in maintaining and enhancing the appeal of Shanghai to the international meetings and tourism market after the World Expo 2010. At the same time, the Congress will also help make Shanghai and China as a whole better known in the international meetings and tourism industry, develop the modern service industry in Shanghai, and move Shanghai forward towards the strategic goal of becoming a leading international meetings destination in the Asia-Pacific region and a well-known international tourist destination. It will give industry professionals and experts of both China and the world an opportunity to have practical exchanges and give China an opportunity to showcase its meetings and tourism industry.

For the preparations for ICCA Congress 2013 in Shanghai to get along smoothly, the Local Organizing Committee was officially created at the second annual meeting of ICCA China Committee held at the Beijing National Convention Center on September 11. The member organizations are fully confident in the success of ICCA Congress 2013, and indicate their willingness to work together and get involved in the Congress in a variety of ways. Now, the logo of ICCA Congress 2013, designed by ICCA China Committee, has been accepted by ICCA Headquarters and officially released.

Will Things Ever Get Better? Xiang Jing and Qu Guangchi Joint-exhibition
"Will Things Ever Get Better?" Xiang Jing + Qu Guangci Joint Exhibition opens this month at Moca Shanghai. The exhibition tries to experience, realize and question life, art, the past, the present or the future, hoping the visitors can reflect on their life.

Xiang's works can be classified into two parts: acrobatics and animal. Andin fact they are sending out just one information: the situation. Acrobatics and reality are living in each other; while the animal part tells people artist's sympathy and excessive feelings towards the whole universe.

Qu Guangci's Twitters and pictured the pomps and vanities of this heartless world. The artist listened to the non-understandable language, trying to concretize the wonderfulness right into small fatty faces.

MOCA Shanghai is a museum for the people. Located in the historic People's Park, MOCA will be a popular place for Shanghai residents as well as overseas visitors.

Date: Sept. 9, 2012 - Oct. 17, 2012
Venue: 1st. 2nd floor of Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
Gate No. 7, People's Park, 231 Nanjing Road West, Shanghai

2012 Shanghai Rolex Masters Coming To Town
The 2012 Shanghai Rolex Masters will come into town at Oct. 6 and the tournaments will last until Oct. 14. The Shanghai Rolex Masters is Asia’s most successful tennis event and for the last three years, since its debut in 2009, has been voted ATP Masters 1000 Tournament of the Year by the players.

Roger Federer has confirmed his participation for the Shanghai Rolex Masters this year, but injured Rafael Nadal, who also missed the US Open, is unlikely to make it this time. Besides Federer, the world's top 44 male tennis players including the No. 2 Novak Djokovic and the No. 4 Andy Murray are also expected to show up for the October 6-14 tournament.

For tickets, ground entry is free on the opening Saturday (6 October) for qualifying matches with outside court tickets going for 60RMB from Sunday 7 - Thursday 11 October. Centre court ticket prices vary from 160-4,500RMB depending on day and seat location, with tickets getting more expensive later in the tournament. For more details please head to www.shanghairolexmasters.com/English/ticketInfo.

Celebrate China’s Golden Week in Shanghai
Stay at one of our spacious and well-appointed serviced residences in Shanghai this Chinese National Holiday and enjoy up to 50% savings on daily rates! This attractive deal is available for stays between 28 September and 7 October 2012, and provides you with daily breakfast, housekeeping service, as well as complimentary broadband internet access. So celebrate the National Holidays with us and spend an unforgettable vacation in Shanghai. Because life is about living.

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