The China Hi-Tech Fair 2009 Focuses on Current Economic Situations and Key Tasks with Highlighted Points and Distinctive Characteristics

Oct 22, 2009, 09:45 ET from China Hi-Tech Fair

SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Hi-Tech Fair (hereinafter CHTF), hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC (MOC), the Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC (MOST), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the PRC (MIIT), the National Development and Reform Commission of the PRC (NDRC), the Ministry of Education of the PRC (MOE), the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the PRC (MOHRSS), the State Intellectual Property Office of the PRC (SIPO), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, and co-hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture of the PRC (MOA), has successfully gone through a decade.

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At present, CHTF has become the largest and most influential exhibition on science and technology in China, as well as an important window for Chinese hi-tech to show its best to the world and an important platform for hi-tech achievement trading. Reputed as "The No.1 Technology Show in China", CHTF has given a rigorous boost to the process of industrialization and internationalization of scientific and technological achievements in China, accelerated the construction of an innovative China and Shenzhen, and played a significant role in the economic and technological exchange and cooperation among countries and regions.

The CHTF 2009 will be held in the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center from Nov. 16 to Nov. 21, 2009 with a theme of "Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Development." Compared with before, the CHTF 2009 will make breakthroughs in multiple areas and present new highlights; in particular, each exhibition sector will focus on economic situations and key tasks under the current financial crisis, which will certainly further enhance the awareness of independent social innovation and strengthen its role as the platform for hi-tech achievement transformation.

Focusing on the current economic situation and key tasks

The CHTF 2009 coincides with the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China as well as a year for the whole country to deeply learn and put into practice a scientific outlook on development, actively cope with the global financial crisis, speed up the structural adjustment and transformation of the mode of development, and maintain a smooth and rapid economic development. The CHTF 2009, elaborately planned closely in line with the aforementioned objectives, will fully present the guidelines, policies and measures of each field to strengthen independent innovation and promote the adjustment and revitalization of key industries, to further boost determination and confidence of the society in independent innovation and hi-tech industrialization, and better exert the supportive role of technological progress in expanding domestic demands and sustaining economic growth.

During the exhibition, the NDRC will host a hall themed "strengthening independent innovation and promoting the revitalization of ten industries." Focusing on the electronic information, equipment manufacturing, automobile, shipping, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, petrochemical, light industry, textile and logistics industries and so on, it will select key enterprises representative of these industries to attend the fair. They will present achievements of the NDRC in collaboration with relevant departments since the "11th five-year plan." Some of these are results of the implementation of the independent innovation strategy, the improvement of the enterprise-based technology innovation system, and the improved capacity for innovation. Additionally, they will present the results of the promotion of the industrialization of innovative achievements, the providing of support for the structural adjustment of key industries, the implementation of a series of programs to expand domestic demand, maintain smooth and rapid economic development, and further strengthen industries' capacity for innovation and competitiveness. At present, over 60 representative enterprises in China have confirmed their attendance at the fair, including Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, TCL, Haier, Hisense, Midea, Gree, Datang, CNPC, SINOPEC, COSCO, CHALCO, CIMC, CSR, CSSC, SANY, XCMG, FAW, Chery and Geely. Furthermore, an awards ceremony, commendation meeting and signing ceremony will be held during the exhibition.

The exhibition sector of the MOC, themed, "green environmental protection and innovation of the future," will engage in a dialogue on "sustaining growth and adjusting structure," and base its show on the "transaction of achievement." The MOC will fully exert its role as a platform for international technological and economic exchange and cooperation as well as promote trade development and make efforts to advance the exhibition and trade of international hi-tech products in key fields such as new energy.

The exhibition hall of the MOC will be divided into the MOC central exhibition sector, the scientific and technological innovation base and the enterprise exhibition sector, with about 80 institutions including China National Aviation Holding Company, CASW and GE attending the fair. In the meantime, the MOC will also hold an Explanation Meeting on Investment in America and a Recommendation Meeting on Photovoltaic Industrial Park Promotion.

SIPO will take the initiative to organize the first international innovation conference, and will hold "Innovation & Patents Exhibition" and a forum themed "Coping with the crisis and making progress through innovation." The theme of the MOA's exhibition sector will be "Technology, Green, Quality and Harmony."

For the purpose of prompting state implementation of an energy-saving and emission-reduction strategy, CHTF 2009 will also have a New Energy and Energy-Saving exhibition sector, and organize a display of energy-saving technologies and products, environment-friendly technologies and new energy environment-friendly vehicles, in order to promote the construction of a resource-saving and environment-friendly society. Over 11 domestic and overseas enterprises will attend the fair, including GT Group, Suntech Power and Nanda Group.

CHTF/ELEXCON, one of three specialized shows at CHTF, will actively respond to the state's requirements concerning the implementation of energy-saving and emission-reduction strategies and CHTF's requirements concerning building a green fair. It will highlight the theme of energy-saving and environmental protection, one of the main themes of CHTF/ELEXCON, which has shaped design concepts as well as components and process selection in the electronics manufacturing industry in China, and has brought emerging market opportunities for many electronics manufacturers. At CHTF 2009, CHTF/ELEXCON will also focus on presenting energy-saving and emission-reduction technologies in the new energy environment-friendly automotive electronics field in addition to new energy-saving technologies and products. The IT of CHTF and CHTF/Optp-FPD originally existing in CHTF will continue to focus on hotspots of the industry and people's livelihood and organize new technologies and products to be shown the fair.

Emphasis on the exhibition of scientific and technological achievements made in the past 60 years since the founding of the PRC

For the purpose of presenting the prominent scientific and technological achievements made in the past 60 years since the founding of the PRC and introducing successful experiences in science and technology in the past six decades, the CHTF 2009 will incorporate hi-tech projects in an Achievement Exhibition of the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the PRC, focusing on presenting major Chinese breakthroughs in the information, photoelectronics, new energy, aerospace and biology industries.

In this exhibition, the exhibition sector of the MOST will present representative scientific and technological achievements made in the past 60 years. CAS will highlight the significant role of scientific and technological innovation in supporting and guiding economic and social development, and in the drive to maintain smooth economic development and the promotion of economic restructuring and upgrading. CAS will present recent achievements in the implementing of the knowledge and innovation project, especially achievements that could serve China's national development strategy, economic development, structural optimization and industrial upgrading.

Promote the development of regional economies with distinctive features

In order to present scientific and technological achievements of provinces and cities in China, achievements in establishing the regional innovation system, and promoting the regional scientific and technological innovation and coordinated development, the CHTF 2009 will make an overall plan for exhibition sectors in provinces and cities based on the regional economic layout in China, and set up exhibition sectors for the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone, the Pearl River Delta, the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Innovation Zone, the Baohai Bay Rim Economic Zone, the Northeast Economic Zone, the Western Economic Zone and the Central Economic Zone.

All provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, including state-administered cities as well as Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, have confirmed the organization of delegations to attend the fair, and Taiwan will organize a delegation to attend IT of CHTF.

Beijing will focus on promoting the "Action Plan for Scientific Beijing" and presenting hi-tech enterprises and projects. Shanghai will attend with Yangtze River Delta joint projects and highlight the Yangtze River Delta region's cooperation results. Guangdong will focus on presenting independent innovation projects, government-funded R&D projects, well-cultivated export brand projects and fast-growing projects coming out of the crisis. Guangxi, aided by the promotion of regional cooperation and the introduction of funds and talent, will focus on publicizing the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Economic Zone and scientific and technological projects of hundred billion yuan, and also focus on serving SMEs and technology transfers. In addition, through themed promotion, project negotiation and exhibition, it will present its scientific and technological innovation achievements, publicize its investment environment, and expand scientific and technological exchange and cooperation channels between Guangxi and other regions in China and abroad. Shanxi will take full advantage of opportunities brought by new international technologies exhibited at CHTF to expand its export of hi-tech products, deepen economic cooperation and exchange between Shanxi and the Pearl River Delta region, seek methods for accelerating the construction of new energy and industrial bases, and promote the exchange of technology and information between Shanxi and other regions in China and abroad.

At present, the country is focusing on coping with the international financial crisis and advancing scientific development; therefore, the success of the CHTF 2009 will have great significance. It will gather and integrate innovation resources worldwide to the utmost degree, and thus further enhance the awareness of independent innovation in Chinese society, strengthen confidence and courage in coping with the financial crisis, promote the optimization and upgrading of industrial structure, accelerate the construction of an innovative country, and provide a strong impetus to maintain smooth and rapid economic development.

In the meantime, the CHTF, as the national science and technology exhibition, plays a significant role not only in constructing an innovative country and implementing the independent innovation strategy as well as medium and long-term scientific and technological development plans, but also in promoting the industrialization of scientific and technological achievements, the development of domestic hi-tech industries and the international exchange of and cooperation in science and technology. Just as Premier Wen Jiabao stated, "holding the CHTF to promote the industrialization of hi-tech industries has a great significance in independent innovation, economic restructuring and transformation of mode of development."

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