The 3rd China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum will be held in Nanning
The 3rd China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum, co-sponsored by Cyberspace Administration of China, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, will be held in Guangxi from September 12th to 18th, 2018. Themed with “Build a Digital Silk Road to Share the Digital Economy”, the Forum will include one main conference and nine subject sessions, namely, Digital Economy Forum, 5G Technology and Application Forum, Cyber Human Development Forum, Satellite Industry Cooperation Forum, E-commerce Forum, Digital Silk Road and Industrial Cooperation Forum, Smart City Forum, Information Technology Industry of New Generation Innovation and Development Forum, Huawei Global Logistics Summit, and a 5G Technology and Application Exhibition.
Based on the experience of the previous two forums, the forum of this year will highlight regional and international characteristics, enrich the connotation, innovate the new formal style and create an “upgraded version”. With the aim of discussing, building and sharing the China-ASEAN Information Harbor, this Forum invites over 2,000 representatives of government leaders, enterprise elites, business leaders, experts and scholars in the digital economy industry from China and ASEAN countries. In general, this Forum has the following six prominent features:
First, the Forum will focus on the development of digital economy. As a new economic pattern, the digital economy has become an important driving force of transformation and upgrading and a high point of the new round of global industrial competition. The purpose of the theme, “Build a Digital Silk Road to Share the Digital Economy”, is to respond to the trends in the development of the digital economy, deepen the exchanges between China and the ASEAN countries in the digital economy, enhance mutual trust, and reach consensus on cooperation, so as to jointly promote the digital economy to better benefit the people of China and ASEAN countries.
Second, the Forum will enjoy prominent regional and international characteristics. According to the current registration, government officials, CEO of Internet enterprise, and experts and scholars from ASEAN member states actively participate in the Forum, including the ministerial-level leaders from Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos and so on. Representatives from many well-known international enterprises and institutions including Qualcomm Incorporated of the USA and National Institute of Information Technology of India will also be present at the forum.
Third, the Forum will attract numerous high-level domestic leaders. Except the academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, the expert on optical fiber transmission system and network technology, and member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Committee of China Information and Communication Technology Group Co., Ltd., other well-known experts and scholars, and senior executives of the top 100 IT companies, like Sun Pishu, chairman and CEO of Inspur Group Co., Ltd., will attend the forum. It is foreseeable that the forum of this year will be a significant gathering of top figures in the field of digital economy and an excellent feast for exchanging smart ideas.
Fourth, the Forum will boast more abundant contents. In addition to the main conference, nine subject sessions serve as the platforms for in-depth exchange on nine aspects, namely 5G technology application, digital economy, network culture, satellite application, and smart city. Among them, the 5G Technology and Application Forum will focus on the new era of 5G network connection, and profound changes and great opportunities brought about by the Internet, technological innovation, economic development, social life and digital silk road construction. With major opportunities, the subject sessions will show the charm of 5G technology and application.
Fifth, the Forum will harvest more fruitful achievements. This Forum highlights the hosting role of the government and the leading role of enterprises, and various enterprises and businessmen will attend it. The participating parties will sign a group of cooperation agreements at the signing ceremony. A series of pragmatic cooperation achievements will be made.
Sixth, the Forum will add experience of application exhibition. During the Forum, China Mobile Communications Corporation and other basic telecommunications companies, such as Huawei, Datang, Ericsson and other communications equipment manufacturers, and the typical application companies, such as Foxconn and CASICloud, will present the newest and most representative 5G applications which are “accessible, interactive and able to be experienced”. The display of digital economy technology and application will present new ideas, new practices, new developments, new achievements, and new formats for the development of integration of the digital economy with the real economy, social governance, and people’s lives.
China shares with ASEAN countries various needs and great potential for developing the digital economy. The China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum, as a dialogue and exchange platform for enhancing mutual trust between China and ASEAN countries and reaching the significant consensus on information harbor construction, will play a more active role in advancing the information harbor from vision to reality.
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