November 14, 2018
The 20th China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF 2018) kicked off at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center on November 14, 2018. By showcasing cutting-edge high-tech products and technologies of enterprises and institutions from around the world, CHTF 2018 remained a trend setter in the high-tech industry.
A large number of technology companies have emerged from CHTF in the past two decades. In its 20th year, CHTF 2018 attracted the world's top experts and scholars, and gathered multinational corporations, Fortune 500 companies and unicorn enterprises to showcase the latest technical developments.
Chinese giants included China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, China Electronics, CRRC; multinational companies included Suez, Foxconn, Ricoh, Baidu, Tsinghua Tongfang, TCL, Sogou, BOE; unicorn enterprises included SenseTime, iQiyi, Royale, Orbbec, Qiniu Cloud, BITMAIN, etc. In addition, three leading AI chip companies, namely Cambrian, Horizon Robotics and Deephi Tech, were also involved.
The CHTF 2018 Innovation Forum invited two Nobel laureates, and 70 other industry experts and leading entrepreneurs and scholars to share their insights on the high-tech development. On the opening day, Wu Xiaoqiu, Vice President of Renmin University of China, gave a speech entitled “The 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up vs. China’s Finance Development”. On November 15, Professor Robert Grubbs, 2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, will share his new ideas and experiences on organic chemistry and new materials. On November 16, Professor Nakamura Shuji, 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics, will elaborate on the future of optoelectronics.
In addition, senior government officials from Bahrain, Argentina, Estonia, Belgium, Switzerland, the Republic of Tatarstan, Hungary, Czech, and Malaysia visited the fair. Senior managers from Microsoft, Amazon, SAP, Accenture, Philips, Bosch, Cisco, and Huawei attended the forum. Other celebrities included Henning Kagermann, proponent of the Industry 4.0 concept and former President of Acatech; Guo Guangcan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Director of CAS Laboratory of Quantum Information; Xu Yangsheng, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Vice Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
As the largest and most influential technology exhibition in China, CHTF 2018 is committed to providing a platform and opportunities for high-tech enterprises around the world.