Calendar for events and activities in July| July 01, 2024

Experience the cutting-edge advancements in technology at major events like WAIC and ChinaJoy. Alternatively, embark on a historical journey to Egypt and ancient Persia at the Shanghai Museum, immersing yourself in rich cultures without leaving the city. For sports enthusiasts, show your support at these soccer fields, snooker sites, and bowling alleys to revel in the excitement of competitive sports.


Expos & Fairs 

1. World Artificial Intelligence Conference

This conference will be a showcase of cutting-edge AI technologies and applications on a global scale, such as large language model (LLM), artificial general intelligence (AGI) technology, as well as humanoid robots. 


Date: July 4 to 6

Address: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, No.1099 Guozhan Road, Pudong New Area


2. 2024 BilibiliWorld Shanghai

Bilibili, China's renowned entertainment and pop-culture online platform, is set to host a feast for fans of ACGN-animation, comics, games and novels, creating an immersive space for enthusiasts to communicate offline. 

VCG111446407092.jpg 2023 BilibiliWorld held in Shanghai. [Photo/VCG]

Date: July 12 to 14

Address: National Exhibition and Convention Center Shanghai, No 333 Songze Avenue, Qingpu district


3. 2024 China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (2024 ChinaJoy)

ChinaJoy will feature the latest innovations from industry giants such as Tencent, NetEase, Sony, and Bilibili. The Snapdragon Pavilion, a collaborative effort between Qualcomm and other industry players, will showcase cutting-edge technologies such as intelligent wearables.  

Date: July 26 to 29

Address: Shanghai New International Expo Center, No.2345 Longyang Road, Pudong New Area 


Art Exhibitions

1. The 14th National Exhibition of Fine Arts, China 2024

Marking the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the 14th National Exhibition of Fine Arts is held once every five years to display award-winning and shortlisted works of major painting genres. 


Date: July 13 to Aug 30

Address: China Art Museum, No 205 Shangnan Road, Pudong New Area


2. On Top of the Pyramid: The Civilization of Ancient Egypt

As the largest overseas exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts, On Top of the Pyramid features 788 artifacts from different periods of time in ancient Egypt, including statues of pharaohs and gold jewelry. These artifacts are from seven Egyptian museums and institutes as well as freshly unearthed archaeological discoveries.  


Date: July 19 to Aug 17

Address: Shanghai Museum on People's Square, No 201 Ren Min Da Dao, Huangpu district


3. The Glory of Ancient Persia: Treasures from Iran

Featuring a stunning collection of over 270 artifacts that were sourced from esteemed institutions such as the National Museum of Iran, The Glory of Ancient Persia exhibition promises a comprehensive glimpse into the splendor of ancient Persian culture and its profound influence on Chinese art. 


Date: Until Oct 7

Address: Shanghai Museum on People's Square, No 201 Ren Min Da Dao, Huangpu district


4. Tidal Flux

This exhibition marks Cao Fei's most extensive showcase to date, comprising 30 distinct bodies of work created over the last three decades. It consists of a myriad of interactive multimedia installations, setting a new standard for innovation and visitor engagement.


Date: Until Nov 17

Address: Museum of Art Pudong, No 2777 Binjiang Avenue, Pudong New Area


5. Essential Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Scientific and Technological Relics

Through the collective display of 124 groups of relics, the exhibition leads visitors on a journey through China's science and technology development. 


Date: Until Oct 18

Address: Fengxian Museum, No 333 Hupan Road, Fengxian district


6. Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto

This landmark exhibition marks the inaugural retrospective of iconic fashion designer Gabrielle Chanel's legacy in China. Delving into the depths of her illustrious career, this showcase will illuminate the genesis and evolution of her creative style, elucidate the defining features of her work, and celebrate her monumental impact in the fashion industry.


Date: July 12 to November 24

Address: Power Station of Art, No 678 Miaojiang Road, Huangpu district


7. Solo Exhibition of Kihara Chiharu: Vitalism

Vitalism stands as the inaugural solo exhibition of artist Kihara Chiharu in Shanghai. Renowned for meticulously crafting hundreds of drafts prior to painting, Chiharu's works transcend the abstract notion of life, capturing fleeting moments and fearlessly portraying the enduring resilience of all living things.