In 2007, Qingdao was named as among China’s top ten cities by the Chinese Cities Brand Value Report, which was released at the 2007 Beijing Summit of China Cities Forum. In 2009, Qingdao was named China’s most livable city by the Chinese Institute of City Competitiveness. Qingdao is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre.
The world’s longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, links the main urban area of Qingdao with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas. It is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery, the second largest brewery in China.
As of 2014, Qingdao had a population of 9,046,200 with an urban population of 6,188,100. Definitely a growing area for businesses to host conferences with its well developed infrastructure and logistics support in place to support such events. Through collaborative partnerships and training of young professionals in this field, Qingdao shows promising growth, and will be the focus of our development edge.