Second World Manufacturing Convention to be held in East China
East China's Anhui Province will hold the second World Manufacturing Convention in September to promote cooperation between China, a global manufacturing powerhouse, and the rest of the world.
The event is scheduled from Sept. 20 to 23 in Hefei, capital of Anhui, under the theme of "Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creativity: Embracing the New Era of Manufacturing," organizers said at a press conference Friday.
As the event's guest of honor, Britain will set up a national pavilion at this year's convention, and organize a number of cooperation and exchange activities.
Covering over 60,000 square meters, the convention will feature 10 exhibition areas such as intelligent manufacturing, digital economy and outdoor driverless vehicles exploration.
"We will invite more than 1,200 guests from home and abroad, including senior managers of Global Fortune 500 companies," said Zhang Jian, head of Anhui Provincial Bureau of Commerce.
A total of 436 projects with investments of 447.1 billion yuan (around 63.87 billion U.S. dollars) were signed at last year's convention. More than 92 percent of them had finished business registration by the end of July, which is a good sign of contract implementation, according to Zhang.