2022 Global Conference on Digital Economy opens in Beijing


Sharing development opportunities to embrace a digital future

BEIJING, August 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Digital Economy Conference (hereinafter referred to as GDEC) 2022 opened at the China National Convention Center in beijing on July 29. This GDEC is hosted by Beijing Municipal People’s Government, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Commerce, Beijing Cyberspace Administration Chinaand the China Association for Science and Technology, and organized by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology, People’s Government of Lhasa Municipality, People’s Government of Chaoyang District of Beijing Municipality, China Communication Business Association, China Academy of Information and Communication Technology and Asia Digital Group.

Cai Qi, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, announced the opening of the conference. Opening remarks were made on behalf of the hosts by Chen Jining, Mayor of beijing and Deputy Secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, Cao ShuminDeputy Director of the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission and Deputy Minister of Cyberspace Administration of China, and Xu Kemin, chief economist of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the PRC. vice-mayor of beijing and member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee Jin Wei hosted the opening ceremony, in the presence of Yin-Yongdeputy secretary of the Beijing Municipal CPC Committee, Zhao LeiMember of the Standing Committee and General Secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, Cui Shuqiang, Executive Vice Mayor of beijingand Deputy Secretary and Vice Chairman of the CPPCC Beijing Municipal Committee’s Leading Party Member Group, and Zhang Guihua, Member of the Leading Party Member’s Group and Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the China Association for Science and technology.

With the theme “Embracing a Digital Future – New Factors, New Rules, New Models”, it covers the main conference, six thematic summits and nearly 50 thematic forums in an on-site occasion complemented by online links, centered on the layout of digital infrastructure, the allocation of new data factors, the incubation of emerging digital industries, the innovation of basic digital technologies, the construction of digital governance systems and the cooperation of rules and standards world, while strictly implementing epidemic prevention and control measures. In addition, special activities such as the digital economy experience week, thematic exhibitions on high-quality products in the digital economy, the global innovation competition in the digital economy and the conference of publication of the achievements have been organised. Guests from global governments, businesses, universities, research institutes and finance as well as end users were brought together to help build a global digital economy model city and promote digital economy. exchange and cooperation in the global digital economy.

Representatives of friendly countries, including the Minister of SMEs and Startups of the Republic of Korea Lee Young, State Secretary of the Austrian Ministry of Finance Florian Turski, and World Economic Forum President Børge Brende delivered speeches online during the opening ceremony. Antonio Muñoz Martínez, Mayor of Seville, Spain, Laura Lemongeneral manager of London & The partners, Anne McListerHead of Digital Economy at Glasgow City Council, Fiona MaState Treasurer of California, America, Asbjørn Overgaard, CEO and Managing Director of Copenhagen Capacity, Michael OtterManaging Director at Advantage Austria, Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.Chairman and CEO of Visa, Go KhokMayor of Lhasa and Deputy Secretary of CPC Lhasa Municipal Committee, etc.

Keynote speeches on hot topics such as green innovation and development, digital trade, data valuation and rules-based global governance were delivered during the main conference by guests such as Wu Hequan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Liu Shijin, deputy director of the economic commission of the national committee of the CPPCC, Liu Liehongpresident of China Unicom, Crawford Del Prete, global president of IDC Global, and Wang Haifeng, technical director of Baidu. Zhang LiExecutive Vice President of Asia Digital Group, moderated the “Global Digital Economy Development Cooperation Dialogue”, which was attended by guests such as Huang Chenhong, Executive Vice President of SAP Global and Chairman of the Greater China Region, Zhou Hongyi, CPPCC National Committee Member and Founder of 360 Group, Qi Xiangdong, Chairman of QI-ANXIN Technology Group Inc., Diao Zhizhong, Chairman of Glodon Company Limited, and Su-Tong, President of Hylink. Focused on “Embrace a Digital Future”, the guests, in collaboration with China development from an international perspective, had in-depth discussions on the status quo and trends of the digital economy, and offered suggestions for the high-quality development of the digital economy.

The main conference saw the publication of the Global Digital Economy 2022 White Paper by Yu Xiaohui, president of the Chinese Academy of Information and Communication Technology. According to the white paper, the added value of the digital economy in 47 major countries of the world has reached US$38.1 trillion in 2021. Among them, the scale of China the digital economy has hit US$7.1 trillionrepresenting 18.5% of the total of 47 countries, just behind United States. Digital technology and innovation remain a global priority of strategic importance, and digital transformation spans from improving efficiency to increasing value, and from inside companies to industrial chains and to value chains. With the rapid development of industrial Internet platforms oriented towards the real economy, the valuation of data as a key factor of production has become a common direction for all countries to explore.

Those who participated in the conference online and offline included leaders of relevant ministries and commissions ChinaCPC committees and people’s governments at the municipal and county levels of beijingcommissions, offices and administrations of beijingand leaders of businesses, colleges, institutions and associations inside and outside of China as well as guests from academia and the media.

This GDEC has set up the thematic exhibitions for high-quality products in the digital economy to select leading and promising companies in various fields, focusing on four sections, including digital transformation, emerging digital industries, digital infrastructure and enabling technologies, and digital and global governance. rules. The latest technologies and products from companies such as Baidu, Meituan, 360, QI-ANXIN, Cambricon, Alibaba Cloud, ThunderSoft, ABT Networks, Kingsoft Office and TRS will be displayed. The new Metaverse Experience Hall, themed “A New Era Begins Here,” introduces the public to the latest technologies, economic achievements, and advanced application scenarios surrounding the Metaverse.

The World Conference on Digital Economy 2022 is committed to building a high-end, innovative and pragmatic platform for international exchanges and cooperations in the digital economy. All circles of the world are invited to follow the development of that of Beijing Digital Economy. Together, let’s build a benchmark city for the global digital economy.


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