“2017 China International Big Data Industry Expo” was grandly opened on May 25, 2017 at Guiyang International Convention and Exhibition Center. Qin Rupei, member of the Standing Committee of Guizhou Provincial Party Committee and deputy governor, announced the opening of the exhibition and delivered a speech. The opening ceremony was attended by relevant leaders from the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Internet Information Office, the Guizhou Provincial Government, the Guiyang Municipal Government, and representatives of exhibitors. The director of Xiong Jiuling, deputy director of Lin Bin and other leaders as the sponsors attended the opening ceremony.
After the ceremony, Director Xiong Jiuling and Deputy Director Lin Bin accompanied the director of the exhibition center, Xu Baoguo, to visit the exhibition site of the Expo. The leaders inquired about the preparations and process of the Expo. When entering the VR Experience Zone of Hall 6, the two leaders wore VR glasses with great interest and experienced the latest VR technology virtual reality scene. The diversity of products and richness of experience were highly appraised. After the visit, Xiu Jiuling and Lin Bin also specially visited the employees of exhibition center and took photos with them.
This year is the third year of the Expo. Due to the success of the previous exhibitions, this year’s Expo will be promoted to a national expo. The expo activities included China International Big Data Industry Expo, Big Data Times Summit and E-Commerce Development Summit, five high-level dialogues, and 78 thematic forums and seminars. With the theme of “Digital Economy Driven New Growth”, the 2017 Expo will expand the exhibition area to 60,000 square meters. A total of 316 domestic and foreign exhibitors participated in the exhibition, including Alibaba, Tencent, DXC, SAP, Dell, Qualcomm, More than 50 industry giants including Haier, Huawei, Jingdong, Oracle, Rittal, Inspur, Sina and other leading domestic and foreign manufacturers participated in the name of the headquarters. During the exhibition, 35 products release conference will be held to present the latest big data products and technical achievements. The internationalization of this year’s expo has been significantly improved, 32 companies from 22 countries including the United States, Britain, Israel, Russia, Singapore, Japan, and India participated in the exhibition. The exhibition area exceeded 45% of the total display area, which reaches a new record in history. The number of exhibitors from top international companies, national brands and unicorns has increased significantly compared to 2016. The exhibition featured more than a thousand of the latest technologies, products and solutions for big data, including VR, AR, artificial intelligence, big data integrated solutions, high-end servers, big data visualization, cloud platforms and other cutting-edge technologies.
This year, the Expo Organizing Committee launched a series of new initiatives, which set up a boutique release area for the first time and designed a series of activities such as the Top Ten Black Technology Awards, aiming to introduce a group of unique innovative, technologically advanced and epoch-making technologies and products, leading core developmental direction. The exhibition also made full use of Internet technology to launch paperless exhibition management so as to realize information docking from the exhibitor management system, the exhibitor service system, and the audience ticket purchasing system. In order to improve the business negotiation environment, this expo will adopt such measure for the first time, namely the audience to purchase tickets through the convenient QR code registration, scan code to achieve paperless access to the museum, that is to say, make full use of big data concept to do big data exhibition. The exhibition will publish the distribution and information of the exhibition on the big screen in real time through big data technology, so that people can clearly watch live scene, and convenient to manage on-site condition. The concept of informatization has penetrated into every the Expo about this or that.