The work preparation conference of the Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo (SRDICE) was held in Dunhuang on Oct. 14, 2015. The conference invited 82 international guests from 25 countries (most of whom were officials from China-based consulates of France, Belarus, Turkmenistan and Thailand), as well as experts, cultural organization and enterprise delegates from the United States, South Korea, Malaysia and other countries. Leaders from the ministries and commissions concerned, guests from provinces, districts and municipalities along the Silk Road, delegates from famous domestic cultural enterprises, renowned experts and scholars were also present.