With the goal of building an exchange platform for the museum industry and helping the creative development of the museum industry, the “Museums and Relevant Products and Technologies Exposition” (hereinafter referred to as MPT-EXPO) is the only international comprehensive exhibition in the museum and museum-related industry in China. Guided by the State Administration of Culture Heritage, the MPT-EXPO was established in 2004 by the Chinese Museums Association and the China Association of Natural Science Museums and other organizations. Till now, the MPT-EXPO has already been held successfully for five times. Thanks to this platform, in total over 600 museums, and more than 1200 suppliers of products and technologies have had the opportunities to participate in the previous fairs. Approximately 800 experts from China and all around the world have taken part in high-level forums during the expo.
Our Chinese Party leaders have been very concerned about “Museums and Relevant Products and Technologies Exposition”. Li Changchun, the member of Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of CCCPC once met the vice-president of International Museum Council who came to China to attend the first MPT-EXPO, at the Great Hall of the People. He Luli, Zhou Tie Nong, Vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress attended the opening ceremony and deeply conversed with the representatives of exhibiting museums and enterprises. More detailed information about MPT-EXPO was edited into “Key Events in the World of Cultural Relics” by State Administration of Culture Heritage, and then sent to Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of CCCPC, National People’s congress, National Political Consultative Conference, and other relevant departments. For many time has the State Administration of Culture Heritage recognized the success of MPT-EXPO.
The State Administration of Culture Heritage working conference has just came to a close. In the conference, such goals to build a strong country in terms of cultural relics as making full use of and promote museum industry, people first, serving the people, encouraging exchanges, and getting internationalized, have been made. Therefore, to assure a successful MPT-EXPO is of great significance in the implementation of the spirit of the sixth plenary session of the 17th National People’s Congress and the State Administration of Culture Heritage working conference, in exhibiting the achievement of creative development in the field of museum, and in welcoming the successful 18th National People’s Congress with new mental outlook.