Shanghai Xintiandi Festival, launched in June 2016, presents an annual performance art festival and also plays host to international conferences and symposiums about the performing arts in China. Xintiandi Festival is a part of the construction plan of “People’s Square Rim Performing Arts Cluster”, 13th Five-Year Plan of Shanghai Huangpu District. The festival takes full advantage of it’s Huaihai Road, Xintiandi location. This area is a destination for the young and stylish, and boasts many commercial complexes. Focused around Xintiandi, the festival operates from cafés, museums, restaurants, atriums and other public spaces. The festival has presented works from both Chinese and international artists and is the very first performing arts festival in China to use both indoor and outdoor spaces. It is hugely significant and progressive in the Chinese arts festival world and pioneers in both form and quality. WECC organised the “Innovative Performing Arts Festival Forum” as a part of the event and delegates from the arts sectors across the world participated.