Shanghai International Convention Center is located in the heart of Lujiazui – Shanghai's Financial and Trade zone, adjacent to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and facing the multinational styles of architecture along the Bund across the Huangpu River. It enjoys superior geographical position, easily accessible from all parts of the city with modern transportations. The center was completed and officially opened for business in August 1999, covering a construction area of 110,000 m2. As the new landmark of Shanghai, the center was appraised as one of the 10 classic buildings over the 50 years since the founding of the P.R. China.
Shanghai International Convention Center has always enjoyed high reputation both at home and abroad for holding large-scale conferences and business forums, including the Fortune Global Forum, APEC Leaders' Summit and series of meetings, the 35th Asian Development Bank Council Annual Meeting, the 5th APEC Telecom Minister Meeting, the 60th session of ESCAP, Global Conference on Scaling up Poverty Reduction, World Engineers' Convention, the 24th World Ports Conference, the 22nd Congress on the Law of the World, the 28th International Conference on Software Engineering, the Heads of State Council Meeting of SCO Member States, and the African Development Bank Group Council Annual Meeting.
With the capacity for 3,000 persons, the Grand Ballroom on the 7th floor is by far the largest pillar-less multifunctional ballroom in the country. In addition, the 28 multifunctional conference halls in different sizes and styles are all equipped with the most advanced audio-video systems and simultaneous interpretation facilities. The 5-star Oriental Riverside Hotel, located in the International Convention Center, boasts 273 river-view deluxe rooms, catering facilities in different styles. and diversified recreational and fitness facilities.