On April 19th, the Dalian International Conference Center hosted the 2023 Dalian Culture and Tourism Industry Development Conference, where Chen Shaowang, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Dalian Municipal Committee and Mayor of Dalian shared his expectation of welcoming an even greater influx of visitors to the city. In his speech, he urged travelers to indulge in a charming and romantic trip of Dalian's unique culture, vitality, happiness, and international services.
The first-ever conference, under the theme of Building New Momentum for a Vigorous Development of Culture & Tourism Industry, was a success and also served as a comprehensive and vast industry event accompanied by various features including the release of policies, investment promotion, resource matching, demonstration of achievements, exchange of views, publicity, and promotion.
The three-day conference featured different activities, including the New Cultural Tourism Forum, the High-quality Investment Case Sharing and Exchanges, matchmaking conferences arranged for industrial project investment, alongside exhibitions showcasing industrial development outcomes. Participants were given opportunities to visit key cultural tourism projects, take part in the 15th China Dalian (Lyushun) International Cherry Blossom Festival and Investment and Trade Fair 2023, and enjoy specialized cultural performances.
With a total exhibition area of around 4,000 sqm, the Dalian Cultural Tourism Industry Development Achievements Exhibition consists of five themed exhibitions. These exhibitions include the Photo Exhibition of Overall Cultural Tourism Achievements in Dalian, the Exhibition of Cultural Tourism Achievements in Districts, County-level Cities, Counties, and Pilot Areas, the Exhibition of Cultural Tourism Enterprises, the Exhibition of Cultural and Creative Products, and the Exhibition of Intangible Cultural Heritage Items.
On the day of the conference's launching ceremony, visits to high-quality cultural tourism routes were also launched. From April 19 to 20, representatives of travel agencies and cultural tourism celebrities from various parts of the country would visit Jinshitan Scenic Area along with other major cultural tourism landmarks in Lyushun and Dalian.
The conference, photo by Dalian Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism
The exhibition, photo by Dalian Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism