Shanghai to use sixth China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair to boost innovation

The fair, to be held from April 19 to 21, will present technological results from 14 countries and 27 Chinese provinces.
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Shanghai will hold the sixth China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair next month to bolster efforts in building manufacturing and service brands to help its global innovation hub goal.

Shanghai will use the sixth China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair next month to help the city build up its manufacturing and service brands as it bids to transform into a global innovation hub, authorities said on Wednesday.

The fair, whose theme is “boosting innovation, protecting intellectual property and promoting trade”, will also focus on services to boost collaboration between companies to commercialize latest technology, said Dong Chao, president at Shanghai International Technology Exchange Center, a division of Shanghai Commission of Commerce.

This year’s fair has added an area for companies to launch their latest products and technologies, while an officer from the Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration said a “service booth” will be set at the fair to help companies deal with disputes over intellectual property.

Chi Hong, chief executive officer at Donghao Lansheng (Group) Co, said the key difference of the Shanghai fair is that it is “focusing on latest high-technology results.”

“Instead of expanding the fair by number of exhibitors, we’ve selected applicants to ensure all the projects to be presented are latest results or newest launches,” Chi said.

The event will also host 60 forums on topics such as artificial intelligence and the green economy.

The fair will be held from April 19 to 21 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center with 14 countries and 27 Chinese provinces and municipalities presenting their advanced technology results,” said Sang Qi, senior economist at Shanghai commerce commission.

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