4th World Internet Conference Begins in Wuzhen Next Month

The fourth World Internet Conference will be held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province from December 3 to 5, the State Council Information Office said. The session’s theme is “Develop Digital Economy and Promote Opening and Sharing – Jointly Build a Community of Shared Future in Cyberspace.”

Ren Xianliang, deputy director of the State Internet Information Office, said the session is an important international conference held after the 19th CPC National Congress. It will fully implement Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, centering on President Xi’s thoughts on network management. The conference will be a forum for the launch and promotion of world-leading Internet technology. It has 20 sub-forums related to digital economy, new technology, Internet and society, management, communication and cooperation of network space and other frontiers.

The general assembly will announce the world’s leading Internet technology achievements of the year. The Light of Internet Expo brings together more than 400 world-renowned Internet companies and innovative enterprises, focusing on their latest development trends and cutting-edge technologies. Guests include heads of international organizations and leading Internet enterprises, Internet celebrities, experts and scholars.

The main activities of the general assembly are set, and the special events are already planned, said Huijun Ge, a member of the standing committee and the minister of Publicity Department in Zhejiang province. This year, Wuzhen and Zhejiang have many exciting new changes. The scenery of Wuzhen is more beautiful than before, and the city is more vigorous, he said. Zhejiang is speeding up the development of a world science and technology park that will become the foundation of “Internet+”. The cloud is everywhere, and its growth will bring opportunities to the development of Zhejiang, and more benefits to people, he said. The conference will focus on displaying the world’s top Internet technology, and further enhancing information management and service for a cooler and more dazzling sensory experience. She said that as the host, Zhejiang could complete the preparatory work with high standards and high quality, and present a more splendid and influential international event for the participants.

When answering questions, Yongjun Sheng, the municipal party secretary of Tongxiang said relying on the magnetic field effect and driving effect of the World Internet Conference will strengthen Tongxiang’s economy and industrial competitiveness were greatly enhanced. Over the past three years, more than 200 projects such as self-driving, intelligent manufacturing and digital technology have settled in Tongxiang. The information economy has become its “most imaginative” industry. In the next step, Tongxiang will combine the virtual world of Internet with the real world, building Wuzhen as the place to bring Internet culture in China and the world.

The stadium of Wuzhen Internet International Conference and Exhibition center is 81,000 square meters, and consists of the conference center, reception center and exhibition center. It meets the needs of and office, forum and exhibition.

This conference is held by the State Internet Information Office and the Zhejiang Province People’s Government, and is co-organized by important international organizations such as United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), World Economic Forum (WEF), and Global System for Mobile Communications Alliance (GSMA).

This article originally appeared in CCTV and was translated by Pandaily.