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Overview of CHTF

China’s No.1 Technology Show 

Debuted in 1999 

Each year, CHTF is co-hosted in Shenzhen by Ministries and Commissions of the national government and Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government. Up to now, 16 CHTFs have been successfully held in succession. For each CHTF, the total exhibition area exceeded 100,000㎡, nearly 3,000 exhibitors from more than 50 countries and over 500,000 visitors attended. Currently, it is the largest and the most influential scientific and technological fair in China and is renowned as “the No.1 Technology Show in China”.

CHTF integrates transaction of achievements, exhibition of products, high-level forum, merchant attraction of projects and cooperation & exchange and focuses on the advanced technologies and products in such fields as energy conservation, environment protection, new generation of information technologies, biology, manufacture of high-end equipment, new energies, new materials and new energy vehicles etc. After years of development, CHTF has become an important window for the opening outside in the China’s high-tech sectors and has played a more important role in commercialization, industrialization and internationalization of high-tech achievements as well as promotion of economic and technological exchanges and cooperation between different countries and regions.

I. Main Contents of CHTF 

Delegation Pavilion & International Pavilion

Delegation Pavilion is for those participating delegations from the state ministries and commissions, the provinces and municipalities, the universities and colleges all around China.

International Stand Area is set up for delegations from foreign government authorities, foreign chamber of commerce, foreign industrial associations and international organizations. Foreign SMEs in high technology sectors are also welcome to join this zone to explore business opportunities. This area boosts activities involving products and projects introduction, scientific and technological exchange and cooperation, matchmaking service, release of new technology, etc.

SPECIALIZED SHOWS 

► IT of CHTF 

As one of the biggest specialized import and export fairs for information technologies and products in China, it emphatically exhibits new technologies, products and services in the field of new generation of information technologies. 

► CHTF/ Energy Saving, Environmental Protection & New Energy  

As the most attractive specialized show for newly-emerging brands on CHTF, it emphatically exhibits the newest technologies and application products in energy saving , environmental protection and new energy field, including green building, air purification, water purification, waste disposal, eco-friendly material, solar energy, nuclear energy, wind energy, as well as electric vehicles. 

CHTF/ ELEXCON 

As the hottest China's Dominating Tradeshow of “Electronic Components, Materials & Assembly”, ELEXCON emphatically exhibits one-station component solution, flexible manufacturing system, environment and energy technologies, smart planet, smart home, trans-border combination products, etc. 

CHTF/ Optoelectronics Display & Touch  

As one of the most well-recognized industry exhibitions for display and touch panel technologies in China, Optoelectronics Display & Touch Expo is the most efficient event to promote technologies and products within the display technology and touch panel industries. 

EVENTS

China High-Tech Forum 

Being part of the CHTF, the China High-Tech Forum has won extraordinary reputation by its high-profile speakers as China’s most influential platform in the economic and high-tech domains. Since 1999, a great variety of celebrities have made speeches at this global stages, including 13 Nobel Prize winners, more than 80 ministerial government officials, as well as more than 400 transnational corporation presidents, scientists and entrepreneurs worldwide. 

Apart from the grand opening conference, the industry’s most relevant issues of the year will be addressed upon a series of theme events, including the typical Capital Market Summit, New- Generation Information Technology Summit, and Innovation & Entrepreneur Summit; as well as the featured Internet + Summit, Internet Finance Summit, and The Belt and Road Initiative & PPP Summit, which will be around the discussion on the industry’s spotlighted topics. 

super-SUPER Special Events 

During CHTF, an extended service shall be provided for the exchange outside the fair between the participating organs and the high-level personnel in accordance with the individual needs of participating parties. The modes of activities include those various individualized one-to-one and one-to-many modes namely interview, discussion, business match, visit and investigation, banquet, seminar and promotion etc. 

Its objectives are for establishing a high-level coordination and communication channel for the participating domestic and foreign delegations, promoting international and regional economic cooperation, helping the foreign businessmen know about economic and scientific development and investment environment in China, strengthening the connection between the international capital market and the Chinese enterprises and creating the opportunities for attraction of businessmen and capital and import of technologies of domestic provinces and cities and the exchange and development between the domestic and foreign enterprises. 

II. The Characteristics of CHTF 

First, CHTF is a window into technologies and hi-tech products of China and the world. At every CHTF, Chinese ministries, provinces, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, universities, as well as foreign delegations and renowned enterprises from over 100 countries and regions would attend, bringing with them the latest products and technologies. Specifically, Chinese ministries, academies and institutes, national demonstration projects, key national labs, research centers and industry alliances would showcase major national science and tech projects and results; Chinese provinces and municipalities would showcase their key technologies and industries facilitated by local hi-tech zones, research centers and key enterprises; prestigious Chinese universities would showcase their research and progress in combining teaching, research and industry application; foreign governments, industry organizations and international businesses would showcase major cooperation projects in science and tech as well as their latest technologies; a great number of famous enterprises from home and abroad would bring their latest products and technologies in the hi-tech field. 

Second, CHTF is a channel for advanced international tech and products into the Chinese market. Chinese delegations at CHTF bring with them enormous domestic demand from the government side, while influential media coverage inform consumers of exhibitors and their products, these factors combine to offer a channel for exhibitors to present themselves, obtain business information, increase communication and facilitate cooperation. For example, Brussels Invest & Export has joined CHTF since 2007, showcasing hi-tech products of Belgium for eight years in a row; the Walloon Region of Belgium, European countries and the EU also enrolled many times in the past; through CHTF, GSK Belgium reached agreements to establish joint-venture companies with Shenzhen Seaking and Walvax respectively; the Russian Ministry of Education and Science led top Russian enterprises, colleges and institutes to join CHTF for 15 years in a row, engaging in extensive cooperation in high-end equipment, new materials, aviation and space technology, etc; the Bavarian State of Germany organized local SMEs to come to CHTF for 15 years in a row, opening up the vast Chinese market; the Korean cities of Incheon, Kwangyang and Daejeon sent delegations for 6 years in a row, holding Chinese-Korean business seminars and signing deals; on the corporate side, Microsoft, Intel, Simens, Dupont, Hitachi, Huawei, ZTE, Tencent, BYD, BGI, and other multinationals debuted latest products and technologies at CHTF. 

Third, CHTF is a platform for in-depth cooperation and exchanges in international tech and economic affairs. With CHTF becoming more global and its influence rising, more and more foreign governments, chambers of commerce, industry organizations and other international associations come to CHTF to seek cooperation with Chinese counterparts. The Galileo Project of the European Community and the European Space Agency, as well as the EU’s SPICE Project sought cooperation with Chinese entities through CHTF; the EU’s Horizon 2020 Strategy launched at CHTF 2014, opening up new opportunities for China-EU cooperation; a number of events such as Creative UK, 2014 IEEE Global High Tech Congress on Electronics, Seminar on Smart Cities in Canada, Science, Tech and Innovation in Edinburgh, and Maker’s Night were held during CHTF. Foreign government agencies promoted their economies at CHTF to attract business and investment and gain access to the Chinese market. In this regard, I’m very pleased to acknowledge Mr. Jean-Marc DELPORTE, Chairman of the Management Committee of the Federal Public Service Economy, who gave a speech at CHTF Forum 2014 and pushed for closer ties between CHTF and Belgium. 

III. What can be done by CHTF for the participants? 

For patent and technology holders 

CHTF has attracted a large number of technology-desiring domestic and overseas enterprises, intermediaries and thousands of investors which provide you an opportunity to find the cooperative partners around the world. 

For investors 

On each CHTF, more than 10,000 hi-tech projects will be exhibited, making you easier to find out up-to-date patents, technologies and projects as well as investment and cooperation opportunities. 

For high-tech products and equipment manufacturers 

At CHTF, there are a large number of procurement demands from the central and local governments and enterprises, providing a channel for your products to enter the Chinese market rapidly. 

For purchasers 

At CHTF, there are a large number of domestic and overseas high-tech products that may helpful to your one-station purchase. 

For the participants 

At CHTF, there are various activities held by the authoritative agencies such as high-level release conferences, forum conferences and banquets etc. From CHTF, you can obtain various information and find out business opportunities. 

IV. Appraisal of CHTF from the guests 

Horst Stormer, scientist in Bell Laboratory of Lucent and a Nobel Prize Winner: 

My feeling is that, in regard of speed, no city in the US develops as fast as Shenzhen. This time, I participated in the speech of CHTF. From the viewpoint of a scientist, it is a good way to hold such hi-tech fair.

John Prescott, former deputy prime minister of the UK: 

It is not only the essence but also the future of China. As what I have seen, China’s high and new technologies are developing rapidly.

Christopher St. John, senior vice president of US’s MSC Software Company: 

Congratulations on the success of the unique CHTF, one of the biggest and most important fairs in this year.

Agnes Rousseau, director of Investment Division of Languedoc Montpellier, France: 

The large-scaled CHTF has gathered many businessmen from the world and is of great significance.

John Gibbons, scientific and technological advisor to Clinton, former US President and director of Science and Technology Policy, the White House: 

CHTF is a world-level grand fair and has played an important role in helping the realization of development targets of the mankind by application of high technologies.

James Morris, professor of Cambridge University of the UK and a Nobel Prize winner: 

The days I spend on CHTF 2002 Forums are worthwhile. On that CHTF, I got the opportunities to communicate with the economists, government officials and enterprises of China and learnt a lot from them. The economy of Shenzhen is extraordinary and unparalleled and makes all economists fascinating. I wish I could visit Shenzhen again.