The 8th China International Conference on Electricity Distribution


Tianjin is one of the four municipalities in China, along with Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing. Its name means 'the place where the emperor crossed the river. Once the imperial port city, Tianjin connects Beijing to the Yellow Sea. Tianjin attracts a huge volume of tourists for its splendid historical heritage and colonial architectures. The city was once the concessionary base for Great Britain, Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Austria-Hungary, Japan and Belgium in late nineteenth century. This marked an extremely difficult period for the city, but today the exotic flavored architectures established during the period become a significant attraction for tourists. Being a major seaport city, Tianjin has enjoyed continuous economic prosperity. It is the largest coastal city in northern China and the fourth largest Chinese city in terms of population. Central to the Bohai Economic Rim, Tianjin is a hub of industrial and financial activities, hosting the base offices of 285 Fortune 500 companies.

The oldest university in modern China, Tianjin University, was founded in Tianjin in 1895. To meet the demand of rapid development in 1950s and 1960s, Tianjin’s municipal government founded several scientific and technical institutions such as Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin University of Technology and Tianjin University of Finance & Economics.

Tianjin Attractions

Tianjin Eye  天津眼

Tianjin Eye is a 120-metre (394 ft) tall giant Ferris wheel built above the Yongle Bridge, over the Hai River. It is the first Ferris wheel constructed over a bridge.

Tianjin Museum 天津博物馆

Being the largest museum in Tianjin, the Tianjin Museum has an extensive collection of ancient Chinese fine arts and exhibits on Tianjin's history. There are nearly 200,000 collections of art and relics, including calligraphy, paintings, bronzeware, ceramics, jadeware, seals, inkstone, coins, historic documents and relics of modern times.

The Temple of Great Compassion 大悲院

The Temple of Great Compassion is a Zen Buddhist temple. The monastery was first built during the Qing Dynasty, but has been heavily rebuilt and renovated since and consists now of the West Monastery from 1669 and the East Monastery from 1940 and is the largest and oldest one in the town. The temple also houses the Tianjin Buddhist Institute, which exhibits quite many ancient statues.

麻花Mahua, a traditional Tianjin cuisine,
made from dough twist fried in peanut oil


Nanshi Cuisine Street 南市小吃街

Nanshi Cuisine Street houses over 100 shops trading in delicacies from across China. For those who are hungry to dip their chopsticks into Chinese dishes of various flavors, the food street provides some of the country's best choices. It is particularly known for its seafood, culled from the port area of Tanggu. In typical Chinese custom, the fish is brought live to your table for your pre-cooking approval before being prepared.

Tianjin Souvenirs

The city is noted for its woven handicraft products, terra-cotta figurines, hand-painted woodblock prints, and extensive seafood cuisine.

A wooden carved Budda

Important Dates

31 May 2018

Deadline of abstract submission

15 June 2018

Notification of acceptance

15 July 2018

Deadline of full paper submission

15 August 2018

Notification of acceptance

Sponsored by:
CIRED Chinese National Committee
Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE)
State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)

Co-sponsord by:
International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED)

Technical sponsored by:
IEEE Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES)
International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE)
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Hosted by:
Tianjin University
State Grid Tianjin Electric Power Company

Media support:
Proceedings of the CSEE
CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems
Power System Technology

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