Why is the Goowine Fair hold in Nanjing?
Nanjing Metropolitan Circle have a high level of economic development, a superior geographical location, a large high-speed rail economic hinterland, and a profound cultural heritage.
Nanjing Has Been Prosperous
Nanjing, the former names: Jinling, Jianye, Jiankang, Jiangning. Nanjing’s official name literally means Southern Capital. The word Nan means the south, and the word Jing means capital. Nanjing was also the former capital city of China, right before Beijing. Nanjing is China’s eight-largest city, the national logistics hub, the Yangtze River International Shipping and Logistics Center, is also a comprehensive transportation and communication hub city in China.
Jiangnan (Jiangsu & Anhui) has been a land of abundance since ancient times. Nanjing is the ancient capital of six dynasties and a prosperous city for thousands of years. Nanjing has a permanent population of 9.31 million. In 2020, the GDP (CNY 1.4818 trillion) of Nanjing ranked 10th, GDP per capita (CNY 125,000) ranked 5th among the major cities in China Mainland.
Nanjing isn’t super big city, and the city traffic is very convenient. Compared with Shanghai, Nanjing’s urban functions are relatively concentrated. Exhibition halls, hotels, restaurants, bar streets, and business districts are relatively close. Exhibitors have more opportunities in Nanjing to meet distributors and potential buyers who come to visit the Goowine fair.
Nanjing locates in the center between Jiangsu and Anhui, it’s close to the Yangtze river, the transportation extends in all directions. Nanjing is the key door city that allows global commodities to enter the Chinese Mainland market.
Jiangsu province has the permanent population of 84.748 million. In 2020, the GDP per capita of Jiangsu ranked 1th among the major province in China Mainland. Jiangsu’s Total GDP which is second only to Guangdong’s is ranked 2th in China Mainland. GDP per capita in Jiangsu province 7 cities ( Wuxi 2, Nanjing 5, Suzhou 6, Changzhou 9, Zhenjiang 17, Nantong 19 ) ranked in the top 20 in China Mainland.
Anhui province has the permanent population of 62 million. In 2020, the total GDP of Anhui province ranked 11th in China Mainland.
These data highlight the relatively high level of economic development in the surrounding areas of Nanjing. It takes about 1 hour to taking high-speed rail from the most cities in Anhui and Jiangsu provinces to Nanjing. These two are the major province of wine & spirits consumption.
Nanjing 3-hour high-speed rail economic circle
From the map, Nanjing is located at the center of Jiangsu, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces, with a great advantageous geographical location. The high-speed rail expands this geographical advantage to Shandong, Henan, Hubei, and Jiangxi provinces, which are also major wine & spirits consumption provinces.
It takes about 1 hour to taking high-speed rail from Shanghai & Hangzhou to Nanjing.
It takes about 3 hours to taking high-speed rail from Ningbo, Shaoxing and other cities in northern Zhejiang, Jiujiang and other northern Jiangxi cities, Huanggang, Huangshi and other cities in eastern Hubei, Shangqiu, Zhoukou and other cities in eastern Henan, Zaozhuang, Taian and other cities in southern Shandong to Nanjing.
It spends 3 hours from Wuhan, Nanchang, Jinan, Zhenzhou and Kaifeng to Nanjing taking the high-speed rail.
From Nanjing to China Mainland, it can also connect to major cities in the world from the international airports of Nanjing or Shanghai.
Nanjing has such a vast and convenient economic hinterland, and it is also an area with high wine & spirits consumption. Goowine chose to hold the Wine & Spirits Fair in Nanjing because of its location advantage, which brings more convenient market expansion opportunities for exhibitors.