GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 2016 Convention on Exchange of Overseas Talents and the 18th Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology (OCS for short) will be held December 21 and 22 at Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center. Closely following the national development strategies, OCS, held in mid December, has become the must influential overseas talent exchange platform of the largest scale and highest level, as well as a platform for Chinese talents and enterprises to exchange technologies and capital.
Bring in not only overseas students but also talents of wide areas
OCS has been upgraded from Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology, which has held successfully for 17 years. It has become a golden brand for attracting overseas talents to come back home for innovation and entrepreneurship. The upgrading follows Guangzhou's response to China's national eco-social development as well as talent development. Guided by the strategic thoughts of 'Four Comprehensives', it carried forward the spirit of 18th CPC National Congress and the fifth plenary session of 18th CPC National Congress, implemented the spirit of President Xi's key speeches, followed the development philosophy of "innovation, coordination, green, open, and sharing" as well as national strategy of innovation-driven growth.
2016 OCS adheres to the organizing philosophy of 'being global-oriented and China-based' and highlights the characteristic of 'precise positioning, precise matching, and precise landing'. 'Precise positioning' means to be positioned at a national convention on exchange of overseas talents, which serves China's strategy of innovation-driven growth; 'precise matching' refers to fully understanding the demand of market and talents so as to realize all-round demand coupling by taking advantage of on-line and off-line activities; 'precise landing' means to introduce talents and projects with no limitation, focusing on double innovation and supply-side reform, so as to keep projects and talent as much as possible and fully improve the effectiveness of the convention.
According to the above positioning, 2016 OCS will make changes in three areas. First, to constantly increase the scope of introducing overseas talents by breaking up the limitation of nationality and boundary, not judging by education background, expanding the participants of the convention from overseas Chinese students to include foreign high-level talents, talented people from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as extinguished overseas Chinese. Second, to further resort to the strength of state ministry and local government to mobilize resources and make innovations in organizing convention and carry out on-line and off-line activities through the Internet, so as to create a never-falling OCS brand and further enhance the level of convention organizing. Third, to strengthen the precise matching and landing of talent project, thus improving the effectiveness of the convention.
7,000 guests both at home and aboard
27 co-organizing cities
167 provincial and municipal delegations
According to the information, the number of participants of this convention will reach 7,000 people, including state leaders, officials of provincial and municipal governments, guests as well as overseas talents. Of them, there are about 4,000 overseas talents including Nobel Prize winners. At present, 65% of which have acquired a overseas doctorate degree. About 400 experts in 'The Recruitment Program of Global Experts' will bring their scientific projects to the convention. More than 120 advanced technology projects from CIS countries will be brought to the convention. 242 nominated programs in 'Chunhui Cup' innovative entrepreneurship competition for overseas Chinese talents will be coupled in the convention.
2016 OCS is co-hosted by the Ministry of education, Ministry of science and technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the State Council overseas Chinese Affairs Office, the WRSA (Friendship Association of Chinese students studying abroad), CPC Guangzhou Municipal Committee, as well as the Guangzhou Municipal People's Government. And the number of its co-organizers has increased to 27, including 4 municipalities in China. According to preliminary statistics, there are more than 40 provinces and government delegations, over 120 colleges and universities, research institutes and enterprises have registered for the exhibition. They will bring more than 17,000 job demands, and the exhibition covers an area of about 23,000 square meters.
Six-part exhibition follows closely to national strategies and shows the features of the times
The convention of 2016 is themed at 'Gathering Talents, Realizing Dreams and Shaping the future', with the principle of 'Being Global-oriented and China-based'. According to the overall work programmes and national development strategies, activities of 2016 OCS can be divided into six parts including overseas recruitment, summit and forum, exhibition, project matching, promotion publishing, field investigation.
At present, various professional activities are all in full swing. The innovation achievement exhibition of experts included in the Recruitment Program of Global Experts covers an area of about 600 square meters, which is one of the highlights of this year's convention. 'Chunhui Cup' overseas Chinese talents competition in innovation and entrepreneurship will not only 242 nominated projects to the convention, but also hold special result exhibition. On 'wisdom creating the future -- virtual reality experience exhibition', virtual and reality (AR/VR) experience district has been set specifically for participants to experience latest technology results.
OCS will be a breakthrough for the innovative development strategy of Guangzhou
Guangzhou, is an important national central city, an international business and trade center as well as the a forward position for reform and opening up. Ren Xuefeng, standing member of Guangdong provincial party Committee, Guangzhou Party Secretary, noted that Municipal party committee and Government have always attached great importance to talent development. Various aspects of talent development in Guangzhou are in progress. The ever-improving environment, increased number and upgraded quality of Guangzhou's talents have provided a solid foundation for eco-social development of Guangzhou. Currently, Guangzhou is striving to promote the construction of international shipping, aviation and technology hub of innovation strategy, focusing on the building a high-end, high-quality, high-tech system of modern industry, so as to consolidate and promote Guangzhou's function as one of China's central cities, international centre for trade and transport hub. New situation has put forward new tasks and new requirements for Guangzhou. Guangzhou will promote talent clustering with a global perspective and strategic thinking, striving to build Guangzhou into a clustering place for national talents and even global talents, a favorable land for innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as a center of creating knowledge. In this way, it will provide a solid talent foundation to help improve Guangzhou city's core competitiveness and participate in global cooperation and competition on behalf of China.
In terms of wisdom collecting and talent attracting, Guangzhou will focus on the new system of modern industry and promote strategic adjustment of the structure. By following modern industry development law and talent growth rules, we highlight the orientation of 'high-end and sophisticated talent deficiency', adhere to the principles of enterprise serving as the subject while government providing the guidance, being led by high-end technology and achieving cluster development, bringing in and independently cultivating, as well as equal emphasis on Chinese and overseas talents. We aim to speed up the building of talent chain by centering on industry chain, value chain, and innovation chain, so as to foster talent cluster. We'll make vigorous efforts to build a system of high-level talents that can adjust to and lead the development of modern industry, including scientists, entrepreneurs, industrial leaders, teams, engineers, skilled talents, high-level special talents, as well as interdisciplinary talents.
Meanwhile, Guangzhou will further improve its advantages for development and optimize the ecological environment for talents. It will continue to give to full play its comparative advantages, such as high marketization degree, solid industrial base, highlighted comprehensive transportation base, pleasant city environment, and favorable national policies. It will further optimize clean, safe and orderly city environment, as well as marketize, internationalize and legalize business environment, create a clean political ecological environment and a clear-targeted policy environment. The construction of talent carrier will be accelerated to foster an atmosphere of 'coming to Guangzhou for entrepreneurship and staying in Guangzhou for innovation'. In this way, a favorable condition will be made for Guangzhou to cultivate talents, introduce them, make good use of them and make them stay in Guangzhou.
Currently, Guangzhou is gathering various innovative resources with a global perspective and further optimize the innovation ecosystem. OCS will become a breakthrough for Guangzhou to promote innovation-driven development.
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