At 9:30 a.m. of May 25, the World Manufacturing Convention 2018 and the Investment and Trade Expo Anhui China 2018 kicked off in Hefei, Anhui.
The opening ceremony of the World Manufacturing Convention 2018 and the Investment and Trade Expo Anhui China 2018
At the opening ceremony, a promotional video titled “Bright Future of Anhui Manufacturing” was played first. Then Li Jinbin, Anhui Party chief and chairman of the Standing Committee of Anhui Provincial People's Congress, gave a welcome speech. Li Guoying, governor of Anhui Provincial People’s Government, presided over the ceremony.
On behalf of the organizing committee, the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee, Anhui Provincial People’s Government and 70 million people in Anhui, Li Jinbin expressed his warm congratulations on the successful opening of the convention and extended his sincere welcome and heartfelt thanks to the distinguished guests and friends from home and abroad.
Li Jinbin said that Anhui will insist on innovation as the main driving force, intelligence as the focus, green development as direction, open-up as principle, and strive to make Anhui a new high ground for inland opening up characterized by a two-way interaction, internal and external linkage. Li added that Anhui welcomes talents from home and abroad and enterprises across the country to start business and invest in Anhui, embrace the new industrial revolution, and work together to climb the peak of manufacturing to benefit human beings.
At the opening ceremony, the “Hefei Manifesto of World Manufacturing Convention 2018” was formally released, and the leaders present at the opening ceremony jointly initiated the “Hefei Manifesto”.
With the themed of“innovation driven, manufacturing leading and embracing the world’s new industrial revolution,”the convention is hosted by the Global Alliance of SMEs, the UN Industrial Development Organization, the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, and Anhui Provincial Government.
During the convention, more than 10 thematic forums will be held, including Keynote Forum, Intelligent Manufacturing Forum, Artificial Intelligence (China Speech Valley) Forum, and International Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Development Forum. Focusing on the latest domestic and foreign manufacturing achievements and the development of Anhui intelligent manufacturing, seven featured exhibitions will be held to promote the matching of projects invested by central enterprises, private enterprises, foreign companies, overseas Chinese enterprises and Taiwan enterprises.
Anhui Province will promote more than 1,000 cooperation projects to the whole country and the world with a focus on the manufacturing industry to widely expand the cooperative development space of advanced manufacturing industry in Anhui Province, greatly develop real economy, rejuvenate manufacturing industry driven by innovation and advance the construction of a strong province of manufacturing and the creation of a new high ground of development in China.