History of CIIF
In 1999, the predecessor of the China International Industry Fair - Shanghai International Industry Fair (SIF) debut. In 2001, the State Council authorized the development objectives of SIF and approved it as the sole platform for Exhibit Awards set gold, silver, bronze prize during the exhibition. In 2004, SIF organizing committee officially established the development pattern concerning as “Exhibition organized by Government, co-organized by associations, undertaken by the enterprises” and the development orientation of "marketization, professionalization, internationalization and branding", it has been strived as the state–level international exhibition displaying and demonstrating the equipment manufacturing industry. In November 2005, the State Council approved the "Shanghai International Industry Fair" renamed as "China International Industry Fair" since 2006. In 2009, despite the fact of global economic downturn, a new amazing record high of scale has been hit during the show, the total exhibition space of 126,500 sq.m with 1869 famous enterprises from both home and abroad in the field of equipment manufacturing industry presented their cutting-edge products and technologies, a five-day exhibition attracted 98,256 professional visitors and buyers from 73 countries and regions. Over eleven years, CIIF has a steady growth in size and keep growing of its brand influence. As one of China's largest exhibition of equipment manufacturing industry, CIIF attracted a large number of Chinese and foreign companies to display their products and technologies, which aim to greatly facilitate the exchange of industry information at home and abroad for the exhibitors to achieve more business opportunities.