About the forum
Innovation is the primary driving force for development. Emerging technologies and industries are becoming important engines of economic growth and embodying unlimited potentials to address global grand challenges and sustainable development. Innovation-driven development and fostering of strategic emerging industries (SEI) are also key strategies of China, to which Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the nation’s top engineering think tank, has attached great importance. CAE has been publishing strategic emerging industries development reports for years to pinpoint the roadmap of China’s strategic emerging industries, which have made very positive social impact. Meanwhile, Shanghai is striving to become a technical innovation hub with global influence, for which innovation and emerging industries development are critical factors. In this context, CAE and Shanghai Municipal Government (SMG), together with Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Commerce,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) , will jointly host the International Forum on Innovation and Emerging Industries Development (IEID) with the theme of “Innovation - Empowering Emerging Technologies and Industries”. The aim of the event is to provide a forum to bring together leading experts from around the world to share insights in the frontiers and future directions of emerging industries underlain by disruptive technologies, to brainstorm ways for accelerating SEI development, and to pool wisdom to meet challenges and seize opportunities. Apart from IEID plenary keynote speeches on S&T innovation and emerging industries development, parallel sessions will be set up based on key areas of emerging industries, i.e. new generation information technology, biotechnology, cutting-edge equipment and new materials, green and low-carbon technology, and digitalized creative industry. Some 700 participants around the world are expected to attend this event. The forum is also one of the major events of China International Industry Fair (CIIF). CIIF, an event approved by the Union of international Fairs (UFI), is a leading event for equipment manufacturing in China as well as an important window and platform open to the world for international trade, communication and cooperation on industrial scope. Since its launch in 1999, CIIF has become one of the most influential international industry brand exhibitions in China, with “professionalization, marketization, internationalization and branding” as its strategies. We expect to make IEID a premium component of the annual CIIF since 2016 to create a top-level academic exchange platform for alignment between innovations and industries worldwide. The event will be co-chaired by Prof. XU Kuangdi, a prominent metallurgist and strategist, and Mr. YANG Xiong, Mayor and Party Head of Shanghai Municipal Government. Dr. Zhou Ji, an eminent expert in mechanical engineering and President of CAE, and Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr., also a renowned expert in mechanical engineering and President of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE), will act as the executive chairman. We hereby sincerely invite you to this grand event, and expect you to spread this information around your colleagues. We are looking forward to meeting you in Shanghai in early winter !(learn more)
Chinese Academy of EngineeringCLICK

The Chinese Academy of Engineering is a national and independent organization composed of elected members with the highest honor in the community of engineering and technological sciences of the nation. Its missions are to initiate and conduct strategic studies, provide consultancy services for decision-making of nation’s key issues in engineering and technological sciences and promote the development of the undertaking of engineering and technological sciences in China and devote itself to the benefit and welfare of the society. Its functions are mainly in aspects as follows: 1.Bringing into full play the integrated advantages of its members who act as a group in multi-disciplinary, inter-departmental and inter-industrial, to take part in the decision-making for the national and regional economic development and social progress, undertake the studies, consultancy and evaluation of strategies for the construction of key projects and high-tech industries, and provide the central and local governments with suggestions for top-priority fields of development and orientation of key investment;2.Organizing studies on issues of orientation and frontiers of key engineering science and technology, promoting capacity of innovation in industrial technology and raising the level of management science and engineering project;3.Carry out extensively academic exchanges and cooperations at home and abroad at all levels and in various forms so as to create an open environment for the healthy growth of excellent young and middle-aged experts;4.Energetically popularize science knowledge and enhance the publication in science and technology to make contributions to the promotion of the standard of engineering science and technology and the quality of workforce as well as the whole society in terms of science and culture in China;5.Safeguard science ethics and carry forward the science spirit, and to promote vigorously the construction of socialist spiritual civilization. (learn more)

About the 18th CIIFCLICK

The China International Industry Fair (CIIF), a leading event on equipment manufacturing in China, is jointly organized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the China Chamber of International Commerce, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, co-organized by the China Machinery Industry Federation and managed by Shanghai East Best & Lansheng International (Group) Co., Ltd. CIIF is staged from the first Tuesday to Saturday in November annually in Shanghai. The 18th China International Industry Fair or CIIF is going to be held from 1 to 5 November, the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).CIIF will comprise eight Theme Shows under one roof and occupy more than 230,000 sq. meters as its display area. Over 2,100 exhibitors and 120,000 local and international trade visitors are expected to attend the event. (learn more)

November 1-3, 2016
InterContinental, National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)

National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) is a national exhibition center co-built by the Ministry of Commerce of China and the Shanghai Municipal Government. Invested and operated by the Shanghai Exhibition Co., Ltd., National Exhibition and Convention Center(short for NECC), based in the booming Yangtze River Delta region, aims to serve China and the world with its cutting-edge design and multiple facilities. Its rich services will help drive China’s economic restructuring, fuel the transformation of economic growth patterns, and contribute to the fast and healthy development of the Chinese economy and society. NECC will be the largest single block building and exhibition complex in the world with a total construction area of 1.47 million square meters, among which 1.27 million square meters are above ground. It is only 1.5 km (straight-line distance) away from the Hongqiao Transportation Hub, and is connected with Hongqiao Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station via the city’s Metro Line 2. Furthermore, it is only one or two hours’ drive from the major cities in the Yangtze River Delta thanks to the convenient highway networks around. Facilities at the NECC include exhibition halls, the commercial center, the office buildings, and a hotel. These four facilities are linked together by an 8-meter-high elevated pedestrian walkway.

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