Shanghai Municipal Government

07/05/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/05/2019 09:08

Animation, games expo kicks off

A major comics and games expo opened in Shanghai yesterday, providing a platform for exhibitors to showcase their latest animation and games-related products.

Co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Shanghai Municipal Government, the 15th China International Comics and Games Expo has attracted over 350 exhibitors from home and abroad, including big-name companies such as Disney and Chinese online entertainment provider Bilibili.

This year's expo will feature an event showcasing home-made animation products, a science-fiction forum, as well as a carnival for eSports.

China's animation industry has grown steadily in recent years, with its gross output value in 2017 reaching 160 billion yuan (US$23.5 billion).

The expo, held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, will run through Monday.