Guests attend the Fortune Brainstorm TECH International conference. (Photo: Yang Xun from People's Daily)
Guangzhou (People's Daily) - On the morning of December 5, 2017, the Fortune Brainstorm TECH International conference kicked off in Guangzhou China. Attended by more than 200 entrepreneurs, investors and experts from all over the world, the conference is comprised of 13 sessions of speeches, dialogues and interviews by leading figures in the tech industry.
Huang Ningsheng, vice governor of the People's Government of Guangdong Province, addressed the opening ceremony and stated that the conference injects new vitality into Guangdong’s innovative development and is an opportunity for the province to further align with the innovation in international network technology. The conference helps to attract talents and top institutions of science and technology and boost local economy.
Wen Guohui, mayor of Guangzhou and Zhang Zhihong, Director General of Torch High Technology Industry Development Center (TORCH) under the Ministry of Science and Technology also had an address in the opening ceremony.
A Fortune Innovation Awards is set in recognition of outstanding Chinese start-up SMEs in the field of science and technology innovation. Five out of 100 companies will be selected for the five categories namely healthcare tech, e-commerce or fin-tech, AI or robotics, mobility or green tech, and entertainment/media/education, and will be named the “Fortune China Innovator of the Year”.
Originating from Colorado, the USA in 2001, the conference is being held from December 5 to 6 in Guangzhou and will permanently settle here after an agreement between the Guangzhou municipal government and Fortune magazine.