Entrepreneurs at Macao-Zhuhai summit invest strongly
Agreements for 22 projects involving healthcare and medicine, biotechnology, sci-tech finance, culture, sports, and tourism, artificial intelligence (AI), and logistics were signed Dec 10 at the Macao-Zhuhai Entrepreneur Summit 2020.
With investments totaling 82.4 billion yuan ($12.6 billion), the deals encompass Zhuhai Municipal People's Government cooperation with Hesheng Zhujiang Group and Shanghai Fosun High Technology Group, headquarters and a large-size silicon wafer project of Guangdong Gaojing Solar Energy, and Pachira AI headquarters.
Opening day at the Zhuhai International Convention & Exhibition Center in Shizimen saw keynote speeches, parallel forums, B2B business seminars, and a field trip to Hengqin New Area.
Macao-Zhuhai Entrepreneur Summit 2020 [Photo by Li Changxuan / Guanhai App]
How to advance Zhuhai-Macao cooperation through blockchain technology was addressed at a parallel session on sci-tech innovation by Wang Jian, chairman of Easy Share Technology Network, Wang Li of the Blockchain Standard Committee of the Ministry of Industry & Information Technology, and Lu Jing, chief scientist of YGSOFT's blockchain lab.
Cross-border e-commerce trends, challenges, and opportunities were tackled by Li Hui, vice president of Top Ideal Group, and Chen Tian, who oversees livestreaming at Ocean Engine.
At another forum, high-quality regional culture-tourism, challenges to sustainability in that sector, and using new technologies to integrate Macao-Zhuhai development were spoken of by Xu Honggang, dean of the College of Tourism at Sun Yat-sen University.
Ma Youli, president of the Macao Chamber of Commerce, and company leaders Dong Mingzhu of Gree Electric Appliances, Fu Jianguo of Nam Kwong Group, Guo Guangchang of Fosun International, Wang Jun of iCarbonX, Jonathan Choi Koon-shum of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and Zhou Hongyi of 360 Security Group spoke at the opening ceremony.
Talks and roundtable discussions on how to improve business innovation included IEEE Fellow Ben Seng-Pan U; Fu Chenggang of Abu Dhabi Global Market in China, and Cambricon chairman Chen Tianshi.
On the eve of the summit, a Night of Macao-Zhuhai was held at the Sheraton Hotel to promote the investment environment of Zhuhai and of the Tibet Autonomous Region's Linzhi City, which is paired up with Guangdong Province for poverty alleviation.
Initiated in 2019, the summit has become an economic and trade event with the largest scale, highest specification, and largest number of participants in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The event was handled by the Zhuhai Bureau of Commerce and Macao Trade & Investment Promotion Institute under the umbrella of the Zhuhai Municipal People's Government and Macao Secretariat for Economy & Finance. Guangdong and Macao governments and the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR provided guidance.
The governments of Zhuhai and Macao are inviting input for greater scientific and technological innovation, cultural-tourist cooperation, and cross-border e-commerce at the second Macao-Zhuhai Entrepreneur Summit, which opens Dec 10.
Agreements for 22 projects involving healthcare and medicine, biotechnology, sci-tech finance, culture, sports, and tourism, AI, and logistics were signed Dec 10 at the Macao-Zhuhai Entrepreneur Summit 2020.