World Digital Economy Conference kicks off in Ningbo

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  September 2, 2022 L M S


Pan Yunhe, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, delivers a speech on AI technology at the World Digital Economy Conference 2022. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The World Digital Economy Conference 2022 kicked off in Ningbo, Zhejiang province on Sept 2, facilitating global cooperation and exchange in digital economy in the city.

During the conference, which will run until Sept 4, a main forum, meetings and parallel forums revolving around various topics including manufacturing, industrial internet, digital economy talent and digital currency will be held.

More than 150 scholars and entrepreneurs attended the event. Luminaries, including Thomas J. Sargent, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, and Pan Yunhe, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, delivered keynote speeches at the main forum.

Seventy projects focusing on digital reform, digital infrastructure, smart manufacturing and smart application were signed into effect at the opening ceremony.

The conference coincides with the China Smart City and Intelligent Economy Expo, which kicked off on the same day in the city.

Ningbo has held the expo for 12 consecutive years. This year’s expo, consisting of four exhibition halls, attracted over 220 digital economic companies and organizations, including Huawei, Alibaba, and China Mobile and China Unicom. An online exhibition is being held simultaneously.


The China Smart City and Intelligent Economy Expo is held in Ningbo from Sept 2 to 4. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]