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Delayed big tech shows are back on track for September

Ti Gong

A bird’s eye view of Zhangjiang in the Pudong New Area, home to many chip, artificial intelligence and smart manufacturing companies.

China’s major industry and artificial intelligence fairs, delayed by the pandemic, will be held in Shanghai in September.

The China International Industry Fair 2022 will be held from September 26 to 30 at the National Convention & Exhibition Center (Shanghai), according to its website.

The exhibition center was a major makeshift hospital during the pandemic lockdown. Its reopening means the city is on the way to normality.

The industrial fair, which dates from 1999, will feature nine special areas covering the latest applications such as the “industrial metaverse”. It has attracted more than 2,000 exhibitors so far, the CIIF organizer said.

The World Conference on Artificial Intelligence has been postponed to early September from July 7. The venues are Shanghai Expo Center for the conference and Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center for the exhibition, both in Pudong New Area.

Shanghai named AI, integrated circuits and biomedicine as three strategic industries in its long-term development plan.

In 2021, Shanghai’s AI industry revenue reached 280 billion yuan ($43 billion), an 18.3% year-on-year growth, well above the growth of the city’s GDP.

Shanghai-based Supremind, an AI service provider for urban space and urban management, has confirmed its participation in the WAIC.

“Shanghai has been at the forefront of Chinese technological innovation, backed by soft power, including a rich pool of industry talent,” said Peng Yao, general manager of Supremind.

Shanghai should return to normal as soon as possible, optimize talent policies and continue to play a “role model” in building smart cities nationwide, Peng told a government-sponsored conference. on technology talents held recently.