The China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF), the largest and most influential technological show in China, is slated to kick off its 21st edition in Shenzhen on Nov 13 and will run until Nov 17.
On May 8, the 21st CHTF Organizing Committee held its first session in Beijing, deliberating on the overall plan for the event. The session was attended by Wang Lixin, deputy director of the 21st CHTF Organizing Committee and vice mayor of Shenzhen, as well as officials from the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, National Development and Reform Commission, and other government organizations.
The press conference for the 21st CHTF is held on May 8 in Beijing. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The session was followed by a press conference that was attended by media outlets from home and abroad, during which the vice mayor introduced the overall arrangement and preparation work for the fair.
The 21st CHTF will be hosted at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, featuring six major components -- exhibitions, forums, professional technological conferences, special activities, sub-events, and overseas sub-conferences.
The event will focus on the deep integration of strategic emerging industries, future industries, and the real economy, highlighting displays of advanced products in the high-tech frontier areas such as next-generation information technology, energy conservation and environmental protection, optoelectronic display, smart cities, advanced manufacturing, and aerospace.
Wang Lixin, vice mayor of Shenzhen, speaks at the press conference on May 8. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
It will gather massive innovative resources and organize shows, conferences, forums, and exchange activities while displaying six features including regional collaboration in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, leading technological enterprises exhibitions, and international sci-tech and economic cooperation.
A large number of international leading companies such as industry leaders and unicorn companies to exhibit world-leading products and technologies will be invited. Government officials, experts, scholars, corporate executives, and media outlets from home and abroad will also be invited to increase the global influence of the "No 1 Technology Show in China".
As an important part of the 21st CHTF and a crucial initiative in the event’s efforts to "go global", special sub-events will be held in Ireland, Serbia, and Croatia in June this year.
Attendees listen to the introduction and overall arrangement of the 21st CHTF. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]