Yesterday, the 16th China International Software and Information Service Trade Fair was held in Dalian World Expo Center. Tang Yijun, deputy secretary of provincial Party committee and provincial governor, attended and announced the commencement. Wang Bingnan, vice minister of Ministry of Commerce, together with vice-governor Chen Lvping, mayor Tan Chengxu, took turns to delivered speeches. The opening ceremony was presided over by Lulin, member of municipal standing Party committee and executive vice mayor. Besides, Yang Xueshan, former vice minister of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, together with Xiao Shengfeng, director of municipal people’s congress standing committee, Wang Qiyao, chairman of municipal political committee, Gaowen, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Jin Guowei, deputy mayor, and Yi Qingtao, secretary general of Dalian, attended the opening ceremony.
What’s more, it was also attended by Stuart Russell, professor of University of California, Berkeley, Blaine Arthur, distinguished scholar of Santa Fe Institute, Alexander Sokerov, director of IT Management School, Russia President Research Institute of National Economy and Administration, Alexander Renov, professor of Moscow University, representatives of Global top 500 enterprises including Microsoft, Seagate, Cisco and domestic IT leading enterprises including Huawei, Iflytek, Xinhua, HDC and Pactera, representatives of national and regional departments and business association from over 30 countries including Japan, Korea, Israel, Russia and India, representatives of 34 domestic provincial and municipal exhibiting and focus groups, as well as famous experts, scholars and experienced professors in areas of big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, block chain, 5G and network security.
This year was the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up and also the 20th anniversary of Dalian software industry. Standing at new start point, we will continue to adhere to the development concept of innovation, open and cooperation as well as international and global perspective, so as to deepen communication and cooperation with domestic and foreign software and service outsourcing enterprise in deeper and broader area. It shall strive to forge software trade fair to be an international top brand trade fair and make “Dalian contribution” to international and China IT industry development.
Before opening ceremony, the leaders and guests visited software trade fair exhibition hall jointly.
This year’s software trade fair themed on “definite intelligence new era with software” was sponsored Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Science and Technology, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and Liaoning people’s government, and organized by Dalian government and China’s Service Trade Association in 4 days. The exhibition area was 30,000 square meters in 10 exhibition areas including international cooperation exhibition area, provincial and municipal group exhibition area, digital technical exhibition area, intelligent life experience area, intelligent product experience area, intelligent product experience area, smart city SAAS scenarized application system experience area and intelligent reading area. Besides, it had attracted 750 exhibition manufacturers, 3,000 oversea businessmen, over 10,000 domestic procurement businessmen. During the trade fair, 51 conference forum activities was held in Dalian.