In order to implement the decision deployment of the central government on the prevention and control of the epidemic situation and resumption of work and production, and to support exhibition enterprises to overcome difficulties together, Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality has formulated relevant preferential measures for enterprises in the convention and exhibition industry in Shenzhen, including relevant preferential policies for events and vendors in Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center.
Preferential Measures for Enterprises by Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center
（1）For events originally scheduled to be held in Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center from February to April 2020 and postponed due to the impact of the epidemic, organizers are allowed not follow the terms of the time period of installment payment of venue rental clauses in the original contract, and to pay all the venue rental payment prior to move-in period.
（2）For events originally scheduled to be held in Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center from February to April 2020 and postponed due to the impact of the epidemic, the comprehensive deposit paid by organizers will be adjusted to half of the original standard.
（3）For events originally scheduled to be held in Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center from February to April 2020, floor space reduction or event cancellation by organizers due to the impact of the epidemic will not be regarded as a breach of contract.
（4）For vendors which have already opened and should pay fixed rental based on the original rental agreement, three months of rental from February to April will be exempted.
（5）For vendors yet to be open due to the impact of the epidemic, the opening time may not be implemented according to the original contract. The opening time will be postponed to the date of the first exhibition or conference after the government cancels the restriction of stopping all large-scale economic and trade activities and large-scale mass gathering and promotion activities (subject to the announcement of Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center). The implementation time of rental, payment collection time or relevant calculation standards related to the date of opening will be adjusted accordingly. Rental and property management fee will be exempted during the delayed opening period.
Comprehensive and Coordinated Measures
（1）To coordinate venues to adjust booking calendars and try to meet the postponement requirements of events which can not be held on schedule due to the epidemic. For events which have to be canceled because of the epidemic, efforts should be paid to complete the contract termination-related work.
（2）To support the overall renovation of Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center and sustain the improvement of venue construction and supporting facilities of Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center to enhance operation capabilities of venues.
（3）To give support to organizers, exhibitors and relevant enterprises in the fields of event incubation, event growth, rental subsidy, event certification, brand building, green development, international conference and exhibitor groups at home and abroad, and encourage each administrative district to come up with supportive policies based on actual situations.
（4）To offer preferential polices to participants of large-scale events, such as free subway and bus services.
（5）To intensify efforts to promote Shenzhen convention and exhibition industry and introduce Shenzhen’s major events in a unified manner.
Source: Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality. Click on the text and you will be directed to the official website of Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality for the original article.
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