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Regional Sustainable Development Forum 2019 and the 2nd Zhaoqing Talent Festival will be held on 18th -20th October

“Regional sustainable development”, as a shared vision for regional innovation and cross-domain cooperation,has always been a hot issue studied and discussed among academia and local governments around the world.In order to promote academic exchanges and cooperation between governments, industries and research institutions,  the Regional Sustainable Development Forum 2019 and the Second Zhaoqing Talent Festival will be jointly held by Zhaoqing Municipal Office of Talent Affair Leading Team and School of Public Administration of Tsinghua University in Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province on 18th to 20th October.  The activities will include seminars andkeynote speeches at the opening ceremony, international academic conference on regional science, entrepreneur innovation sub-forum, roadshow docking for high-end talent projects, and field trips of urban development, innovation and entrepreneurship and ecological environment in Zhaoqing.

This forum is not only a talent summit for international academic exchanges, but also a grand gathering of talents, capital and technologies. A large number of well-known experts and scholars both at home and abroad will be invited to attend the forum, including Professor Gu Binglin, academician from the Chinese Academy of Sciences,; Li Shantong, former president of Tsinghua University andresearcher of the Development Strategy and Regional Economic Research Department of the Development Center of the State Council,;Professor Yang Kaizhong, president of the China Regional Science Association, etc..

The activities will be covered in the Forum with the following characteristics: Firstly, clear theme. All activitiesfocus on promoting regional sustainable development and establishing new development ideas such as innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing. Secondly, international perspectives meaning dozens of experts and scholars from all over the world will exchange on the same stage. The forum will provide simultaneous interpretation services in both English and Chinese. Thirdly, practicality. The forum will also concentrate on the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area District and exploring the problem of regional sustainable development --- a case study of Zhaoqing city..

During the academic conference on October 19th to 20th, over forty academicians, professors and economists all over the world will launch speeches and discussions from the perspectives of industrial economy, regional development and urban studies. Three main themes will be unrolled to communicate with each other, including coordinated development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area District, hub cities and sustainable development, as well as regional agglomeration advantages and innovation promotion.

On the session of the “Entrepreneur Innovation Forum”. participants will include well-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields of advanced manufacturing, bio-pharmaceutics, modern agriculture, and fintech, who are about to discuss how to solve the current bottleneck problems hindering industry and enterprise development through innovative technologiesand management. In addition, the forum will also launch roadshows, field trips and docking activities for doctoral/post-doctoral innovation projects.

The forum is an international academic conference to be held in Zhaoqing, Guangdong for the second time. It is back to Zhaoqing again after the successful hosting of the first Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Forum in 2018.

Last year, it was our great honor to invite some distiguished guests to attend the Forum. They were Peter Nijkamp, Roger Stough, Kingsley E. Haynes and other professors from the Regional Sciences Academy; Fan Hengshan, the former Deputy Secretary-General of the National Development and Reform Commission doubling as director of Department of Regional Economy, as well as the Honorary President of China Regional Science Association, Professor Wang Yici from the College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking UniversityZhang Liqun, Researcher from the Department of Macroeconomic, Development Research Center of the State CouncilProfessor Sun Jiuwen, Director of the Institute of Regional and Urban Economics, Renmin University of China,Yang Yongheng, Associate Dean of School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University. Wonderful speeches were also addressed by other well-known scholars and experts from China, the United States, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Canada, etc. Representatives participating in the Forum also includedofficials from both National ministries,commissions and provincial level, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 14 experts and 169 high-level talents from 9 countries and regions including the United States, Britain, the Netherlands, and Sweden.

Now Regional Sustainable Development Forum 2019  and the 2nd Zhaoqing Talent Festival iare under intense preparation. Entrepreneurs and innovative talents who are interested in the activities can continue to contact the organizing committee via the email address