In order to promote the future development of biological and life health in Shenzhen, the 2017 Shenzhen International BT Leadership Summit and Biological / Life Health Industry Exhibition (hereinafter referred to as “Leadership summit”) will be held at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center from Sept. 21-23. This summit will invite numerous Nobel Prize winners, Chinese and foreign research fellows, and famous entrepreneurs. The exhibition area covers 15,000 square meters, and enterprises in the biology, life and health industries from China, the USA, Korea, Japan, Israel and other countries have been invited to attend.
Since 2012, Shenzhen has successfully held three International BT Leadership Summits and five Biological / Life Health Industry Exhibitions, becoming the new benchmark in the industry of biology and life health. Since the promulgation of the“13th Five-Year Plan”, the quality and efficiency of Shenzhen’s biology and life health industry development has constantly improved, and the industrial scale continuously expanded. The industry’s scale in 2016 exceeded RMB200 billion, an increase of about 15% year-on-year, far higher than the national average. The industry’s high-end biological and medical engineering, gene sequencing and bioinformatics analysis, cell therapy and other technologies are world leading. Shenzhen-based enterprise Beijing Genomics Institute was listed on the Growth Enterprises Market (GEM) in July 2017 and contributes 40% of global gene sequencing data. Its China National GeneBank has been launched and has become one of biggest gene banks in the world.
Wu You, deputy secretary general of Shenzhen Municipal Government, pointed out, “There are dual summit platforms in Shenzhen: one is the IT Leadership Summit in the first half of the year, and the other is BT Leadership Summit in the second half of the year. Both of them have played a very important role in promoting the development of Shenzhen and indeed the whole country." As the “heavyweight” summit in the second half of the year, this conference has many highlights.
Highlight 1： 11 professional forums, Nobel Prize winner Barry Marshall to deliver a speech:
Highlight 2：More than 200 domestic and foreign enterprises to participate in the conference to enhance cooperation between government, manufacturers, academia, researchers and capital.
Highlight 3：New media will attract a professional audience of more than 40,000 people
Highlight 4：Promote the transformation of quality projects in Shenzhen and enhance internationalization.
Highlight 5：Beijing Genomics Institute and other enterprises to publish technical achievements and set up free experience areas.
Highlight 6：Hold parallel sessions in Pingshan and Yantian, and host a bio-pharmaceutical talent job fair.
Highlight 7：Cato Lorenson, a fellow from the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, is invited, and senior executives from the world’s Top 500 enterprises will attend.