2018/11/14-18 Shenzhen convention & exhibition center
Highlights of CHTF 2018: expo focusing on smart city development
News sources:CHTF Organizing Committee Release Date:2018-08-30

Since it was officially proposed for the first time in 2008, the concept of “smart city” has been developed for ten years and the development of global smart cities are currently entering the planning and implementation phase from the concept stage. More and more countries are now including smart cities into important national development initiatives. 

As the wind vane of high technologies, China Smart City Expo, a key component of the 20th China High-Tech Fair (CHTF 2018), will be held on Nov 14 in Hall 6 of Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center to show the status quo and future of smart city development to not just the whole country but the entire world. 

The expo will integrate policy research, market analysis, academic exchanges, business cooperation and promotion, bringing together government, enterprises, scientific research institutions, financial investment, media in exhibitions and conferences to promote cooperation and dockings. The expo will also explore smart life, provide a panoramic service platform for the development of global smart city industry, and strive to build a world-leading smart city event. 

Concepts such as Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence, 5G era and cloud computing have shaped our perspective towards smart cities whose construction is indispensible with these technologies. During the CHTF 2018, a number of renowned enterprises in the smart city industry from home and abroad will participate in the China Smart City Expo to show the public their exploration in the construction of smart cities. 

Ping An Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ping An Group, is committed to using AI, intelligent cognition, blockchain, cloud and other cutting-edge technologies to create a new cloud-based life for people. Beijing-based Pico Technologies is committed to virtual reality technology and interactive technology R&D and design, VR large-scale industry applications and customer service. All these companies will participate in the expo in November and showcase their latest technologies and products, allowing the visitors to experience smart city from a wide variety of angles. 

Meanwhile, the 2018 Asia-Pacific Smart City Development Summit, the Asia-Pacific Smart City Industry Leaders Closed Meeting, the Asia-Pacific Smart City Project Matchmaking Meeting, and the Asia-Pacific Leading Smart City Achievements Expo will also be held during the expo.  

With the rapid development of the next generation of information technologies such as big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, various features of smart city is infiltrating into our lives, and our past lifestyles and business models will be subverted. On Nov 14, let us all join the China Smart City Expo at the CHTF 2018 and witness the future of smart city!