Beijing and Shenzhen winning the future together
On August 16, the Shenzhen-Beijing Investment Cooperation and Exchange Conference with the theme of “Invest in Shenzhen & Build a Winning Future” was held in Beijing. The event saw about 200 famous figures from political, business, academic and media circles gather together to learn for themselves about the uniqueness of Shenzhen’s reform and opening up in its capacity as a Special Economic Zone.
Organized jointly by Invest Shenzhen and Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone, the conference was addressed by Wang Lixin, Vice Mayor of Shenzhen, and attended by officials from the Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Economic and Trade Information Commission, Science and Technology Innovation Commission, Market and Quality Supervision Commission, Financial Office, Qianhai Administration, all districts (new districts), and Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone. Executives from companies such as Shenzhen Investment Holdings, Shenzhen Capital Group and Kunpeng Investment, as well as senior representatives from Fortune Global 500 and Fortune China 500 companies, leading enterprises, and institutions of higher learning and scientific research.
In his speech, Wang Lixin said that Shenzhen sincerely hopes to cooperate with Beijing's innovative enterprise teams, scientific research institutions and professional service agencies to jointly seize the major opportunities presented by the building of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Wang Youming, Director General of Invest Shenzhen, introduced the opportunities for innovation, entrepreneurship and investment cooperation in Shenzhen in terms of ecological innovation, regional development and investment advantages.
Xie Haisheng, a member of the Party Working Committee of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone, then introduced the zone’s investment environment and related policies. Luo Gang, CEO of the Airbus China Innovation Center, and Yao Xiaoxiong, General Manager of Shenzhen Angel FOF, also made outstanding speeches on behalf of Shenzhen’s international big enterprises and Shenzhen’s Angel FOFs, respectively.
Ultimately, the leading figures in attendance witnessed the signing of 41 key projects worth 110 billion yuan in areas such as next-generation IT, AI, biomedicine, aerospace, new energy, marine technology and more. The signed projects included China Mobile's Intelligent Hardware Innovation Center, Jingdong's Cloud Characteristic Industry Innovation Cooperation, Macrolink Group’s Southern Headquarters, CSIC's Southern Headquarters, Beijing Painting Copyright (Huaban) Culture's headquarters, Beijing Beilu Pharmaceutical’s Big Health R&D Center, Institute of Automation, CAS & Shenzhen AI and Data Science Institute and more.
Before the Conference, Wang Lixin met with top management from Apple, Siemens, Jingdong Group, CSIC, OriginWater, PICC, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and the National Institute of Metrology, China. All guests showed strong interest in Shenzhen and its new talent policy and comprehensive innovation environment and expressed great eagerness to embrace this opportunity to develop here.