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Creativity on show as 1st IP exhibition opens in Beijing
Updated: 2018-09-26 14:44:47
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The Palace Museum as exhibitor at the 2018 CCIP Exhibition at the National Agricultural Exhibition Center in Beijing on Sept 20. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The first China Cultural Intellectual Property and Innovative Design Exhibition, or CCIP Exhibition opened on Sept 20, together with the Beijing Design Week Exposition, at Pavilion 11 of the National Agricultural Exhibition Center in Beijing.

The five-day event -- supported by the Copyright Society of China and China Cultural Industry Development Group, and co-organized by Beijing Design Week Organizing Committee and LKK•LKKER Design Company -- is the first boutique exhibition focusing on Chinese cultural intellectual property.

The exhibition brought together more than 50 outstanding exhibitors with nearly 1,000 original design and derivatives. It welcomed more than 100,000 visitors and 100 media over five days. Through the influential platform of the Beijing International Design Week Exposition, it promoted exchanges and cooperation among Chinese cultural content parties, design institutions and cultural operators.

Chen Yan, managing director and general manager of China Cultural Industry Development Group, presides over the opening ceremony at the CCIP Exhibition in Beijing on Sept 20. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The opening ceremony was presided over by Chen Yan, managing director and general manager of the China Cultural Industry Development Group.

Over 100 prominent individuals in the industry attended the opening ceremony and witnessed the launch of the exhibition. These include Yan Xiaohong, director of the Copyright Society of China; Mo Dewang, general manager of China Reform Holdings Corporation; Dunhuang artist Chang Shana; renowned historian Yan Chongnian; and Sun Yue, secretary-general of Copyright Society of China.

As the representative of the organizers, Yan Xiaohong said at the opening ceremony that with the development of society, more and more cultural works are being created, so the best need to be selected. The exhibition is an important platform for the exchange and observation of the industry. The significance of the CCIP Exhibition is that it offers a good presentation of Chinese cultural creative works.

Mo Dewang said that the current cultural industry has entered an unprecedented stage of rapid development. Cultural and creative industries are among the most promising and dynamic bright spots in the industrial structure. He believed that the CCIP Exhibition will become a cultural event with characteristics of the times, innovative spirit, high influence and popularity at home and abroad.

Jin Xin, the main planner behind the exhibition's mascot IP Man, talked about the process of creating it.

The IP Man is unveiled at the opening ceremony for the CCIP Exhibition on Sept 20. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Afterward, guests jointly cut the ribbon for the exhibition, witnessing its grand opening, and jointly contributed suggestions for China's IP development to help shape and disseminate cultural values with Chinese characteristics.

In addition, guests saw the unveiling of the exhibition's mascot IP Man, created by Jia Xiao'ou, a celebrated young artist in China. His design was inspired by bamboo, the most representative cultural symbol in Chinese culture.

The CCIP Exhibition brings together not only China's excellence in cultural creative works but also the essence of Chinese culture, promoting healthy, professional and vigorous development of Chinese cultural IP.

An exhibitor at the 2018 CCIP Exhibition at the National Agricultural Exhibition Center in Beijing on Sept 20. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

An exhibitor at the 2018 CCIP Exhibition at the National Agricultural Exhibition Center in Beijing on Sept 20. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Dunhuang artist Chang Shana attends the opening ceremony for the CCIP Exhibition in Beijing on Sept 20. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Renowned historian Yan Chongnian attends the opening ceremony for the CCIP Exhibition on Sept 20. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Yan Xiaohong, director of the Copyright Society of China, gives a speech at the opening ceremony for the CCIP Exhibition on Sept 20. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Mo Dewang, general manager of China Reform Holdings Corporation, gives a speech at the opening ceremony for the CCIP Exhibition on Sept 20. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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