▲Registration for the 7th China Charity Fair officially commenced (Photo)
On May 31st, as Deputy Secretary-General of Shenzhen Municipal Government Li Zhuowen, Director of Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau Liao Yuanfei, Director of Shenzhen Social Organization Administration Ling Chong, Deputy Director of Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau Wu Yuanxiang and representatives of co-organizers pressed the button together at Shenzhen Citizen Center, the registration for the 7th China Charity Fair (hereinafter referred to as “CCF”) officially commenced.
As China’s only national, comprehensive and international charity event, the 7th CCF, cosponsored by Ministry of Civil Affairs, SASAC (State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council), State Council Poverty Alleviation Office, All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Red Cross Society of China, Guangdong Provincial Government, Shenzhen Municipal Government and China Charity Alliance, will be held from September 20th to 22nd for three days in Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center.
▲License Awarding Ceremony for Co-organizers of the 7th CCF (Photo)
To appreciate co-organizers’ strong support and assistance for CCF and China’s charity, Li Zhuowen, on behalf of the CCF Organizing Committee Office, awarded license to co-organizers, including Tencent Charity Foundation, Huamin Charity Foundation, Shenzhen Huaqiang Group Co., Ltd, Country Garden Group and Shenzhen Welfare Lottery Center.
▲Certificate of Honor awarded to experts in Exhibition Design Committee of the 7th CCF (Photo)
Deputy Director of CCF Organizing Committee Office Liao Yuanfei awarded Certificate of Honor to experts in Exhibition Design Committee of the 7th CCF.
▲Wu Yuanxiang, Member of CCF Organizing Committee Office and Deputy Director of Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau (Photo)
At the Kick-off Meeting, Wu Yuanxiang, on behalf of the CCF Organizing Committee Office, reported the highlights and preparation of the 7th CCF. The Fair will continue to focus on poverty alleviation. The 7th CCF will set up a Poverty Alleviation Pavilion consisting of a Special Exhibition Area for Poverty-stricken Areas, an Exhibition Area for Social Organizations’ Poverty Alleviation and an Exhibition Area for Corporate Poverty Alleviation to guide and encourage social forces to actively participate in poverty alleviation of poverty-stricken areas. It will also set up a Poverty Alleviation through Consumption Pavilion and a Public Welfare Experience Pavilion to exhibit and popularize featured products of poverty alleviation through consumption from poverty-stricken areas, as well as the cutting-edge trends, projects, products and services in innovation development of charity to increase interactions with the public.
▲Ling Chong, Member of the Party Committee of Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau and Director of Shenzhen Social Organization Administration (Photo)
On behalf of the CCF Organizing Committee Office, Ling Chong issued the “Focus on Poverty Alleviation, Create a Better Life Together – 7th CCF Mobilization and Recruitment Order”. This CCF will address the poverty alleviation needs of severely impoverished areas such as the “three regions and three prefectures”. It will employ the advantages of “Internet + Charity” to explore the combination of “online exhibition and sharing” and “offline resource service”. It devotes to work with all sectors of society, including governments, enterprises, social organizations and individuals, to forge Chinese Strength in poverty alleviation and build “a CCF that never ends”.
▲Lu Dezhi, Vice-Chairman of China Charity Alliance, President of Huamin Charity Foundation and President of Shenzhen CCF Development Center (Photo)
As the representative of co-organizers, Mr. Lu Dezhi, Vice-Chairman of China Charity Alliance, President of Huamin Charity Foundation and President of Shenzhen CCF Development Center delivered a keynote speech.
▲CCF achievements exhibition (Photo)
The Kick-off Meeting also launched the “CCF Achievement Exhibition”, which will be located in the east exhibition hall in Shenzhen Citizen Center. The exhibition will last for 10 days and citizens can visit it for free. Registrations for some major activities such as exhibition in the 7th CCF, China Public Welfare Project Contest and China International Philanthropy Movie Festival were launched on the official website of CCF (http://www.cncf.org.cn).
▲Interaction and sharing session of professional (Photo)
Many elite professionals in public welfare participated in the event. Invited by CCF Organization Committee Office, representatives of previous exhibitors, including Wei Suying, Director of Shenzhen Oriental Secret Cultural Industry Research Institute, shared their exhibition experiences and achievements; Dou Ruigang, Executive Secretary-General of Tencent Charity Foundation introduced some online fundraising skills and shared excellent cases; Ding Shizhao, Chief Editor of Shenzhen Economic Daily shared the poverty alleviation mode and cases participated by charitable forces.
CCF has been successfully held for 6 years in Shenzhen. According to statistics, all six CCFs covered 31 provinces, autonomous regions, direct-controlled municipalities and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and organized over 1,300 charity activities of all types, attracting 8,273 organization exhibitors and nearly 996,000 visitors. The Fairs finalized 2,234 deals worth 45.4 billion Yuan and cultivated a large number of charitable organizations, public welfare projects and talents. Not only has CCF become an important platform to showcase the development achievements of philanthropy in China, incubate modern philanthropy ideas and promote docking of charity resources, it also serves as an important window for the world to observe China’s charity development and feel its warmth.