ZHONGSHAN, China, April 1, 2019 / PRNewswire / – Zhongshan Investment and Trade Fair and Experience Sharing Conference between Leading Specialists-2019 (2019 Zhongshan Trade & Investment Fair & Top Talent Networking) began its work on March 28 at the territory of the Chunshan Expo Center. The event was organized by the People’s Government of the Zhongshan City District in order to attract investment and talented personnel, as well as to enhance the city’s image. The exhibition-conference is of great importance for Sun Yat-sen’s hometown – the great pioneer of the Chinese democratic revolution – especially against the background of the development of the Guangdong Great Bay region, Hong Kong, Macao, the general plan of which was made public a month ago.
During the official opening ceremony, 41 joint agreements on the implementation of projects were signed, 12 of which exceed one billion yuan ($ 149 million), and another 15 were initiated by entrepreneurs from regions such as the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Sweden and Hong Kong . The program of the exhibition and conference included six forums dedicated to the future prospects for the development of Zhongshan, as well as regional branches of AI and healthcare. Fifteen other events at the exhibition were aimed at attracting talented specialists to the city.
From a bird’s eye view, the Big Bay looks like an A-shaped urban cluster connecting the bridge between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau, as well as the bridge between Shenzhen and Zhongshan under construction. Combining key urban agglomerations of the Great Bay region, Zhongshan plans to use its unique geographical advantages to stimulate the integrated development of the eastern and western shores of the Pearl River. In the future, the city will become a major hub of the coastal economic belt, playing an important role in the Great Bay region.
According to cofounder of Wherefor company Matteo Pallotta, his company will provide advice to the government and government agencies of Zhongshan on research and innovation, aimed at promoting innovation and cooperation. Paying tribute to the excellent location and well-thought-out business environment of Zhongshan, he expressed confidence in the future prosperity of the city and the region as a whole.
“The exhibition was attended by a group of representatives of the scientific and technical community in Hong Kong, who studied the level of development of the industrial sectors, human resources and business climate of Zhongshan,” said Dr. Xie Yongning, director of Allied Rich Asia Limited. The Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Scientific and Technological Research plans in June-July of this year to initiate 100 projects in this region – in the fields of AI, biopharmaceutics, the Internet, renewable energy and intellectual production.
Due to the high level of stability and development of the local business climate, founded seven years ago in Zhushan, Akeso Biopharma is today an innovative biotechnology enterprise with numerous patents and confident international competitiveness in R & D. For $ 200 million, Akeso transferred to the international pharmaceutical giant Merck Sharp & Dohme the rights to manufacture and marketing its development AK107. Another important product, AK104, the world’s first biospecific antibody PD-1 / CTLA-4 for cancer immunotherapy, is already at the stage of clinical trials. Dr. Baiyong, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Akeso, is very optimistic
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