Guangzhou will hold the 2018 Convention on the Exchange of Overseas Talent as well as the 20th Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology (OCS) from December 21st to 22nd in Guangzhou.
By December 11st, more than 1800 overseas professionals have signed up for attendance, and 80 percent of who are with doctoral degrees. Over 30 renowned scholars and experts including Thomas J. Sargent, a Nobel Prize winner in Economics, and Sun Dawen, an Academician of six academies, will also attend.
The attendants worldwide will bring a wide range of high-tech projects for presentation or partnering. For example, there will be the uSmart 3200T ultrasonic system, the eye-catching Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Tiangong-2. Projects directed by research teams from the Commonwealth of the Independent States will also be presented during the event.
The convention will include a large scale job fair which will provide great employment opportunities for both foreign students in China and Chinese overseas returnees. Thus far, more than 30 Fortune 500 companies including Huawei, Tencent, Simens, HSBC and Mercedes-Benz have confirmed attendance.
A total number of 174 delegations form local governments and 215 universities will also participate in the fair, which is estimated to bring more than 1500 project and over ten thousand jobs.
Chen Yuyuan, deputy director-general of Guangzhou Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, said the organizer will improve the convention’s follow-up services. “We will have a special team to offer services to project directors and high-end professionals, get to know their demands and help partnering,” he said.