JI'NAN, China, Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2018 Shandong Conference on Confucian Entrepreneurship will kick off in Ji'nan, east China's Shandong Province, on September 28. The organizing committee held a news conference to brief on the preparation for the event three days before the opening ceremony.
Some 1,200 representatives have confirmed attendance, over 200 more than expectation, according to the news brief. Nearly 70 percent of the participants come from other provincial-level regions, overseas areas, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and foreign countries.
"Foremost research institutions, prestigious academicians and experts, specialists and representatives from companies of Fortune Global 500 and private sectors will meet and share their wisdom on how to better facilitate the conversion of economic growth drivers and achieve high-quality development," said Sun Laibin, deputy chief of provincial office for the conversion of growth drivers, at the news conference.
Local government plans to promote 600 major projects among global businesses and talents in an effort to foster 10 industries as the new economic growth drivers. Agreements on 130 projects with a total contract value of 536.62 billion yuan will be signed during the event. "All projects should be carried out in one year. And a follow-up mechanism will be established to track and supervise the implementation," Sun said.
An online platform for investment and recruitment is to be launched at the opening ceremony of Conference. By means of cloud computing, big data, and other technologies, demands and supplies of potential projects, talents and capitals in the 10 major industries and over 180 industrial development parks in 17 cities across the province have been integrated on the platform. Visitors can select specific business sector, investment intent, recruitment description or other preferences to find a perfect match. The online service is available both on laptops and mobile devices.
The organizing committee of the Shandong Conference on Confucian Entrepreneurship has established a talent pool specifying information on some 2,000 experts and researchers and released more than 1,500 key job vacancies in 539 organizations and companies. There will also be a pamphlet explaining incentives and career prospects for high-level talents to work in Shandong. Local government also encourages businesses to take the initiative and explore partnerships with academicians in terms of commercializing their technological achievements.
To keep investment and talents attracted via the platform, Shandong proposed a long-acting mechanism by institutionalizing the conference as a biennial event. With the secretariat for the Conference on Confucian Entrepreneurship as a standing body when the event is not on, competent government departments and leading business insiders will convene special committees on topics like business and commerce, technology, education, tourism, healthcare, finance and young startups. Each committee will launch exchange programs on a regular basis and offer services to facilitate entrepreneurial endeavors.
The 2018 Shandong Conference on Confucian Entrepreneurship sends a robust signal to the whole nation and the entire world that Shandong is determined to open wider to the outside world and spares no efforts in attracting businesses and talents for high-quality development.
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