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2020 OCS: Gathering talent from around the world to the Greater Bay Area

2020-December-20       Source: Newsgd.com

The 2020 Convention on Exchange of Overseas Talent and the 22nd Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology (OCS) was held at Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center from December 18th to December 19th.

The 2020 Convention on Exchange of Overseas Talent and the 22nd Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology (OCS) was held at Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center from December 18th to December 19th. Government leaders, professors, and experts in the field of science and technology at home and abroad attended this grand event.

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Themed as “Talent, Innovation, and Win-Win”, the 2020 OCS adopted the form of “online + offline + overseas sessions” to cope with changing international situations and relevant requirements of the normalized control of the pandemic. The offline agenda includes six parts, they are: the opening ceremony, high-level forums, exhibitions, project matchmaking and talent exchange as well as promotion conferences, and field visits.

 

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With an exhibition area of 25,000 square meters, this year’ OCS curated exhibitions for technological innovation achievement, innovation and entrepreneurship services, plus Chinese cities’ innovation, overseas talents projects and more

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The 2020 Greater Bay Area Summit Forum was held right after the opening ceremony on the morning of December 18th, focusing on the topic of ‘Overseas Returnees & Innovation’. That is one of a series of ‘Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Forums, which is the first of its kind in OCS history.

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With start-up and career service centers for overseas talents being officially established, this year’s Summit Forum achieved fruitful results by inviting top domestic scientists and specialist to discuss talent recruitment policies in the Greater Bay Area, the development trends of innovation, science and technology, the career path of global talents and more.

More than 35,000 people joined in the offline sessions, including over 5,000 overseas talents from 31 countries and regions. 9 online and overseas sessions were well-received in sub-venues such as: USA’s San Francisco Bay Area, Tokyo Bay Area, UK, Germany, Belgium, Israel and the Republic of Belarus among others

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The 1st OCS was held in 1998 in Guangzhou. Since then, it has been an annual Guangzhou event usually held during mid-to-late December. It has evolved to become the largest, highest level and most influential overseas talent innovation and entrepreneurship exchange platform in China. The 2020 OCS closed in the afternoon of December 19th.

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Organized by Ministry of Education, Guangzhou Municipal People’s Government, and Western Returned Scholars Association (Overseas-Educated Scholars Association of China), the 2020 OCS aims to pave the way and create bridge for the vast numbers of overseas talents, especially those who are eager to return home for innovation and entrepreneurship development.

Notes:

To find more information about OCS, you can either search for the official website or follow its WeChat account.

OCS Official website: http://ocs-gz.org.cn/ocsEN/home

OCS WeChat official account: ‘OCS-2020’

 

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