The 11th ICIF, short for The China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair, just had its opening ceremony in the morning of 14th May. The exhibition will last for five days. It is said that 2286 domestic exhibitors and 40 overseas counterparts have set up their booths. In addition, 18542 buyers from abroad have signed up for this, coming from 97 countries and territories.
The newly built maker community exhibition is one of the selling points. This ICIF makes efforts to establish a maker reveals exchange platform and makes the main Hall NO. 2 maker space pavilion. Covering more than 400 square meters, the Hall NO.2 is the featured sector. It gathers many creative agencies, including Aiken the wheat reaper, Firewood maker space and so on, all of which will show their key products during this exhibition.
While the passage between Hall NO.2 and NO. 1 is for student makers from Shenzhen university or other shenzhen colleges. Their main creative products are, among others, robots, drones,intelligent wearable, smart device. The creative reveals of the student makers not only add more colors to the exhibition, but also shows the thriving trend of shenzhen makers.
Mr. Qian, head of shenzhen sports tourism, said, we are trying to make shenzhen an international makers center. With this dream in our mind, makers will become the new highlights in shenzhen’s future creative economy and culture, whether it is speaking from the national strategy or from the reality of shenzhen.
At the same time, this exhibition area is displaying the social ecosystem of makers, including maker’s work process and circle, providing a maker growth path for entrepreneurs, a resource exchange platform for suppliers and buyers, a chain for makers to make their products commercialized.
Creative products such as 3D printers, mini quadcopters, time machine, mini machine tool that is both a tool and a toy, will definitely bring fresh experience to visitors. The mini drone quadricopter, which is as big as a palm, is especially designed for indoor flying and filming.
The pictures followed are makers demonstrating their 3D printing skills on the spot. The doll is printed by a 3D printer.