Countdown to 2018 World IoT Expo
2018-09-14 14:16:00

The press conference to announce the opening of the 2018 World Internet of Things Exposition, China's top internet of things (IoT) event,is held in Wuxi on Sept 14. [Photo by Xiao Da/]

China's top internet of things (IoT) event, the 2018 World Internet of Things Exposition, will be held from Sept 15 to 18 to feature the latest IoT applications and products.

The new generation of information technology, represented by the IoT, has led to even more rapid development of the digital economy in recent years.

Wuxi, as China's only innovation demonstration area of the national sensor network, has hosted the exposition in less-developed form since 2010. It became bigger and more high-profile when it was elevated into the World IoT Expo by CPC Central Committee and State Council in 2016.

The 2018 WIOT will be attended by over 360 heavyweights, including 31 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, among them Zhou Ji and Wu Hequan. One hundred and fourteen renowned experts and scholars, including Xiong Fanlun and Xu Weiling, 202 well-known entrepreneurs and company executives, including Zhou Ji and Wu Hequan, and 22 foreign scholars and leading figures in the field such as Dole Ahmad and Phil Todd will also be there.

The number of total participants is expected to exceed 3,000, and will include leaders of national ministries and commissions and Jiangsu province officials. Seven world famous entrepreneurs and scholars will give keynote speeches on IoT and digital economy.

Covering an area of 50,000 square meters, the four-day expo will mount five themed exhibitions featuring the latest cutting-edge IoT technology. They will feature communication and platform support systems, smart manufacturing and sensors, smart daily life, smart transportation and Internet of Vehicles and smart cities.

A total of 526 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions are expected to take part, 35 of which will be Fortune Global 500 companies. Renowned domestic and foreign industry leaders, including Amazon, Microsoft, China Telecom, Huawei and will participate. Editor:Hiram