GainingEdge, the consulting company for convention centres and business events, will help bring the China National Convention Centre Phase 2 (CNCC-II) to fruition.
The company has entered a five-year 'strategic partnership' with developer Beijing North Star Convention and Exhibition Investment Co., Ltd to market the venue, which will be used as a media centre during this year's Beijing Winter Olypmics, before opening as a convention centre in 2024.
CNCC-II is located in Beijing Olympic Sports Center Area, the northern end of the central axis of Beijing, and has a total floor area of 780,000sqm with 420,000sqm serving as the convention center.
Designed by French architect Christian de Portzamparc (the Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize), the venue will host conferences, forums, banquets, and other commercial events of different scales for 30 to 20,000 people, as well as exhibition events for more than 50,000 people.
The supporting functions of CNCC-II lie on the west part of the main building with a total floor area of approx. 360,000 square meters, including a 5A Level-I office building, boutique shopping & retail, and two hotels, planned to be the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Marquis.
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