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Shanghai Rising: Discover Asia's meetings and events hotspot

Blog post   •   May 03, 2019 14:37 GMT

Flying into Shanghai, you’re hit with an aerial view of the sheer variety of what the Chinese city has to offer with its bright lights, buzzing atmosphere, futuristic buildings, and international flavor that exists in this global hub. Here you can find a taste of the old, mixed with modern flair along the Huangpu River. This fast-paced business city has so much to offer, from business-leisure travel right through to the most desirable restaurants and old establishments. You have the full package for the perfect meeting or event destination.

The Bund and beyond

Shanghai is home to some of the most spectacular event spaces. The Bund, the city’s waterfront area has 52 buildings of various architectural styles, including one of the richest collections of Art Deco architecture in the world, complete with a stunning view of the Pudong skyline.

There are several world-class hotels along this strip like the five-star Fairmont Peace Hotel, providing art-deco event spaces. Hosting an event fit for royalty? Shanghai has the perfect venue for it, the Marble Hall of the Children’s Palace, formerly the home of the Kadoorie family. The site is ideal for lunch or dinner events, or largescale meetings. The beautiful marbled terrace and expansive gardens make it suitable for post-event socials.

A new take on team building

Teambuilding in a new destination is about embracing the culture and trying new activities. Gather your colleagues together and have a go at bubble football. Put on a giant bubble suit and play football while you try to take out your colleagues at the same time. The aim of the game is to topple over two of your opponents before you are allowed to score a goal, and the first one to score three wins.

Take a tour with a local photographer and explore the traditional Shanghai lane houses that combines Western and Chinese elements of a bygone era. There is an opportunity to step into a 1920’s Shi Ku Men-style house, as well as meet the residents who have fascinating stories to share.

Time to experiment

Shanghai being a financial center with creativity and innovation in endless supply, you can bring any experiential event alive here. The city lives and breathes influence, primarily through digital platforms. Some of the biggest luxury brands have taken to pushing their creative marketing events to Shanghai as it is supported by art, culture, and technology. There is a vast market for consumer-lead events that create a broad buzz in the online community,

“Attendee engagement is an all-time high,” says Jenny Pu, Sales and Account Manager for CWT Meetings and Events Shanghai, “The events we host are interactive and require attendee input which can change how the event is run. And we can’t forget the culinary scene here in Shanghai which will blow your mind with the various textures and flavors.”

Blog author: Aftab Pathan, Content Developer, Global Marketing CWT 

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