The 2023 Zhongguancun Forum is scheduled to be held in Beijing from May 25 to 30, and State leaders, foreign dignitaries, heads of international science and technology organizations, diplomatic envoys and business representatives will be invited to the opening ceremony, senior official said on Monday at press conference of the forum.
This year's forum, themed "Open Cooperation for a Shared Future", will include conferences, exhibitions, research achievement releases, competition in cutting-edge fields and technology trading, with up to 150 events to be held.
Yu Yingjie, vice-mayor of Beijing, said the forum will focus on cutting-edge fields such as artificial intelligence, quantum science and brain-computer interfaces, exploring technological innovation trends, showcasing the latest achievements and discovering a batch of new technologies.
A total of 55 parallel sessions are to be held during the forum, with a focus on artificial intelligence, life science, clean energy and other frontier fields, as well as data management, women's scientific and technological innovation and digital sports.
For the competition in cutting-edge fields unit, more than 2,500 teams from over 30 countries and regions will attend - a record high.
Wu Zhaohui, vice-minister of Science and Technology, said this year's forum is highly internationalized and the organizer has invited more international technology institutes and global companies to the forum.
The forum will invite guests from over 80 countries and regions, as well as more than 200 foreign government departments, international organizations and institutions to take part in the event. More than a quarter of the speakers for the forum are foreigners.
"We are aiming to build the ZGC Forum as an important international science and technology summit and a platform for new scientific achievements and related policies, contributing the Chinese strength and wisdom to the global sciences and technology development," Wu said.