Hongdao International Convention and Exhibition Center

Hongdao International Convention and Exhibition Center (HICEC) in Qingdao is the largest
and most modern exhibition center in Northern China.

Located in Qingdao’s rapidly developing Hongdao District, HICEC is conveniently located near major transportation hubs. The new Qingdao-Jiaodong International Airport, which is scheduled to open in late 2019, is just 15 minutes away by subway (Qingdao-Jiaodong International Airport is the first airport in China to have access to high speed rail and subways within the airport terminals).

HICEC is also located near the new Hongdao High Speed Railway Station. Completed in 2019, the Hongdao High Speed Railway Station is the terminus for the new Qingdao-Beijing and Qingdao-Shanghai bullet trains, which take just three to four hours travel time. By using a new expressway, downtown Qingdao can be reached from HICEC in just 45 minutes.  Using Metro Line 8, which stops at the north side of HICEC, downtown Qingdao can be reached in under an hour.

HICEC has 140,000 square meters of gross indoor exhibit space in 14 exhibit halls and a grand reception lobby of 6,000 square meters.  Approximately 50 meeting rooms of various sizes are seamlessly located throughout the facility.  HICEC is “Internet+” equipped with WiFi and RFID technology throughout.

Sustainability

As part of a global effort to rethink architecture’s impact on the environment, HICEC implemented several sustainability strategies in its design and construction.

  • Ventilation – Where possible, natural ventilation and solar stack vents reduce mechanical cooling loads
  • Renewable Power – A photovoltaic system takes advantage of the large roof area and a district-wide central heat and power plant utilizes ocean water as a natural heatsink
  • Natural Daylight – Large windows introduce daylight and reduce lighting energy demands
  • Construction Efficiency – Uniformly designed exhibition halls expedited construction and helped reduce waste

HICEC Address

In addition to the convention center, the area is home to two four star hotels are part of the new HICEC complex. These properties feature Chinese and Western restaurants, fitness centers, coffee bars and other amenities.