Titled with "Global Wisdom for Local Solutions", the 3rd Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award), 2016 Guangzhou International Urban Innovation Conference and Guangzhou International Innovation Festival will be held from Dec 5 to 8. This time, it draws innovative ideas and excellent practices of 117 cities and local governments around the world. It can help global cities like Guangzhou to achieve mutual development and shared prosperity.
The whole event offers a platform for wisdom and creative thinking. It will bring together above 800 representatives of local governments worldwide, international organizations, the applicants for Guangzhou Award.
Representatives from the academic and economic sectors are to discuss the innovative practices in local governance focusing on coordinated, green, open and sharing development at seminars, thematic forums and other activities. That is so called the "Global Wisdom" which will benefit both Guangzhou and other cities in the world, said by Liu Baochun, director-general of Guangzhou's Foreign Affairs Office and he thinks that it is one of the highlights of this event.
As they contribute their wisdom, more innovative ideas will be inspired and urban innovation will see further development.
Lots of very important and influential guests have been invited such as Yossi Vardi, one of Israel's early high-tech entrepreneurs with 40 years experience of co-founding, leading and participating in building over 60 high-tech companies.
Dr. Vardi also is the first person proposing Guangzhou to hold its innovation festival. This year, Guangzhou International Innovation Festival becomes another focus of the event.
Guangzhou's start-ups get a valuable opportunity to exchange with those international scientific and technological enterprises come for the activities. Besides, Guangzhou International Engineer Forum invites world-class engineers from developed countries and regions like America and German to give keynote speeches for Guangzhou's scientific innovation.
Vote for the online popular city
The 3rd Guangzhou Award has attracted 171 cities displaying 301 initiatives approved by the Technical Committee. The committee's 11 experts, from countries such as China, Spain and Germany, selected a shortlist of 15 cities. The Jury will review and select five Guangzhou Award winners from the 15 shortlisted cities, winners will be announced at the 3rd Guangzhou Award Ceremony on Dec. 7.
Global online users also can vote for the favorite city in "Online Popular City" by Dec. 5 and to have a chance to win a special prize.
For more details, go click on the official website of the Guangzhou Award (http://www.guangzhouaward.org/).