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       2018 Convention on Exchange of Overseas Talents and the 20th Guangzhou Convention Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as "2018 CEOT") is scheduled to be held in Guangzhou during 21-22 December 2018.

       On the morning of Nov. 13th, 2018 Convention on Exchange of Overseas Talents and the 20th Guangzhou Convention Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology is scheduled to be held in Guangzhou during 21-22 December 2018. The convention is organized by China Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Department, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Western Returned Scholars Association (Overseas-educated Scholars Association of China), CPC Guangzhou Municipal Committee and Guangzhou Municipal Government, co-hosted by 28 cities (institutions), including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, etc.

       In order to further enhance the international influence of CEOT as a hub platform for innovation and entrepreneurship of overseas talents at the national level, and attract more high-level overseas talents to return back for innovation and entrepreneurship development, with "Wisdom, Innovation and Win-win" as the theme, 2018 CEOT aims to promote the building of talent policy in a more active, open and effective manner. Through eight sections of activities, it seeks to keep pace with the times and improving quality and efficiency in an all-round way.

       High-end Leadership, Building the First Brand of Overseas Talent Exchange

       As China's overseas talent innovation and entrepreneurship exchange platform with largest scale, highest level, and the strongest influence. For this convention, we will stick to the theme of "Wisdom, Innovation and Win-win", and strive to consolidate a brand--"the first brand in China's overseas talent exchange", and adhere to the two major goals of "oriented towards the world, serving all China". We have three major tasks--"to attract overseas students to return to China for innovation and entrepreneurship, attract high-level overseas talents to come back China for exchanges and cooperation, and promote cross-regional exchanges of high-level returned overseas talents." We will build four platforms--"platform for the exchange of high-level overseas talents and scientific and technological projects, platform for the formulation and issuance of national policies, platform for the guidance of local development strategies, and platform for the integration of world cultures." We will adhere to the path of "six modernizations"--"high-end orientation, specialization, globalization, standardization, informationization, and marketization."

       High level and large scale, 3,500 overseas talents will gather in Guangzhou

       The meeting is scheduled to be attended by 50,000 people, including about 3,500 overseas talents. Leaders of relevant ministries and commissions, Guangdong Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government, and Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government will also be invited to the convention.

       According to the organizing committee, the overseas talents participating in the convention will mainly include Nobel Prize winners, renowned experts and academicians, high-level talents of the state, high-tech enterprises, scientific research institutions and famous companies, core R&D personnel of overseas innovation teams and patent project holders, outstanding overseas Chinese, outstanding overseas students and highly skilled talents, etc.

       Domestic delegates to the convention mainly include relevant ministries and commissions of the state, co-sponsoring cities, universities and research institutions, venture capital institutions and investors, overseas student service alliances (associations), innovation parks, human resources service institutions and business guests, domestic mainstream media, highly skilled personnel and college graduates, and so on.

       Eight Sessions of Activities, All-round Building of Talent-project Coupling Platform

       The 2018 CEOT includes eight major sessions, including summit forums, exhibitions, project exchanges, talent recruitment, professional meetings, field investigation, overseas venues, and the 20th anniversary commemoration of the CEOT. Among them, the opening activities of the convention will be integrated into the 2018 Guangzhou Overseas Talents Summit.

       The first part is the Summit Forum. It mainly includes 2018 Overseas Talents Summit, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area New Materials Science and Technology Cooperation Summit Forum, Science and Technology Innovation and Science and Technology Finance Interactive Development Forum, Guangzhou Frontier Forum of International Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, National High-level Talents Summit, "Huacheng Night" Exchange Meeting. With different themes, the convention has invited outstanding overseas talents, domestic and foreign academic experts, and famous entrepreneurs to explore the new pattern of international talent cooperation.

       The second part is the exhibition. The exhibition covers an area of 50,000 square meters, featuring scientific and technological achievements and talent exhibitions, focusing on enterprises and talent service institutions, and taking into account the development achievements and talent needs of various provinces and cities in China. It includes a retrospective Exhibition on the 20th Anniversary of the CEOT, Exhibition on the Environment and Achievements of China’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Exhibition of Overseas Talent Projects (including national high-level talent achievement exhibition, 13th "Chunhui Cup" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Project Exhibition for Overseas Chinese Students, Exhibition on Award-winning Projects of "Red Cotton Project" and the 2nd "Smart Future" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Project, China-CIS National Science and Technology Cooperation Project Exhibition, European Academy of Sciences Science and Technology Project Exhibition), China (Guangzhou) Human Resources Service Expo, Series Activities of High Skilled Talents Exhibition.

       The third part is project exchange. Specifically, competition evaluation, project counseling, special coupling meeting and other forms will be conducted to promote the landing of outstanding brand projects. There are four series of exchange activities: the 13th Chunhui Cup Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (including project coupling meeting, entrepreneurship counseling meeting, project award presentation meeting, Chunhui Cup innovation and entrepreneurship training camp), the 2018 CEOT "Smart Future" Overseas Talent Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Award Finals, and the roadshow of selected projects.

       The fourth part is talent recruitment. The convention will set up three recruitment zones and three special job fairs for overseas talents at various levels, combining all aspects and highlighting the recruitment of talents for the key development industries such as the new generation of information technology, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, new energy and new materials. At recruitment zones, there will be: the world's top 500 enterprises recruitment zone, the domestic university recruitment zone, enterprises and institutions recruitment zone; Special job fairs include: overseas talent recruitment fairs, "100 cities " overseas talent recruitment fairs, talent recruitment fairs for overseas students in China.

       The fifth part is professional meetings. Relevant professional meetings are held by focusing on overseas returnees' entrepreneurial achievements, intellectual property protection, promotion of provincial and municipal policies and other key areas, with an aim to enhance the consensus of cooperation between supply and demand through thematic discussions. There are 2018 China Overseas Returned Innovative and Entrepreneurial Achievements Release, Intellectual Property Protection and Achievements Transformation Seminar, Provincial and Municipal Innovative and Entrepreneurial Promotion Meetings, and other professional activities such as seminars, academic discussions and project sharing.

       The sixth part is the field investigation. It includes inviting overseas talents into the innovative park, overseas experts into enterprises, domestic representatives into the innovative park, in order to show the vigor of the domestic innovative park and industrial park, help the participants to personally inspect the project, transformation of the carrier status as well as development prospects.

       The seventh part is the overseas venues. Sub-venues are set up in the United States, Europe and other places where overseas talents are more concentrated, to hold talent recruitment and project exchange activities. And there’s live video broadcast for both the main venue and sub-venue to eliminate the space barriers between overseas talent and project exchange.

       The eighth part is the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of CEOT. Through symposiums, retrospective exhibitions, visits and other forms of commemorative activities, we strive to carry forward the spirit of the convention, select and commend outstanding talents and organizers who have made significant contributions to the convention over the past 20 years, further enhance its brand image and long-term development.


       The preparation for the convention is progressed steadily and the outcome of the convention is worth looking forward to.

       According to the organizing committee, preparation for the 2018 CEOT is progressing steadily. As a hall of gathering overseas intelligence in the new era, the stage of displaying innovative achievements and the grand meeting of promoting the exchange of talents, the outcome of the 2018 CEOT will be worth looking forward to.

       It is introduced that with preliminary publicity and the platform advantages as “first brand of China's overseas talent exchange”, provinces, colleges, research institutes and enterprises all over China are actively collecting job and project requirements to register for the convention. Through talent projects and policy dividends of innovation and entrepreneurship, we will attract overseas students to return to China for innovation and entrepreneurship, attract high-level overseas talents to come back China for exchanges and cooperation, and promote cross-regional exchanges of high-level returned overseas talents.

       In order to mobilize overseas talents to participate in the convention, the organizing committee went to Europe and the United States, CIS countries, Japan and the Republic of Korea, where the overseas talents are concentrated, to mobilize overseas talents to participate in the convention by pooling overseas advantageous resources. This has been widely recognized and actively responded to by overseas students, and their will to participate in the convention is strong. Also, high-level talents from various countries, including renowned academicians from Europe, the United States and the CIS countries, and contestants from the "Chunhui Cup" and "Smart Future" competitions will all take part in the event.

       As the 2018 CEOT is about to open, the convention will extend a sincere invitation to all kinds of overseas talents. We warmly welcome more overseas talents to participate in the 2018 Convention on Exchange of Overseas Talents and the 20th Guangzhou Convention Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology, and jointly seek innovation and entrepreneurial development in Guangzhou.

       Guangzhou sincerely welcomes talents from all over the world by creating a fertile environment for innovation and entrepreneurship

       As an important national central city, the core hub of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Guangzhou's open and inclusive urban temperament, convenient living environment, superior ecological environment, abundant scientific research resources and great business environment provide a broad platform for overseas talent to make innovations and start their own business.

       The Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee and the Guangzhou Municipal Government attach great importance to talent work, constantly strive to optimize the environment and services for talent development, and attract high-level talents to provide assistance for the economic and social development of Guangzhou. In 2016, Guangzhou promulgated and implemented the Opinion on Accelerating the Gathering of Leading Talents in Industry (i.e. The "1 +4" New Deal for Talents), and in 2017, it promulgated the "Red Cotton Plan" for identifying high-level talents, providing services, cultivating subsidy proposals, and encouraging overseas talents to set up businesses in Guangzhou.

       Since last year, excellent projects that won the annual “Chunhui Cup” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition and “Smart Future” Overseas Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, after being selected for the "Red Cotton Plan", can be provided a support for the whole chain of innovation and entrepreneurship policy in 10 aspects, such as financing incentives, financing channels, market environment, intellectual property protection, implementation of tax incentives, establishment of overseas talent offshore entrepreneurship base, connecting talent green card, entrepreneurship carrier construction, government procurement support, as well as entrepreneurship service support.

       In order to bring the building of a national central city to a new level in an all-round way and focus on the construction of the international metropolis, Guangzhou will continue to play the role of a platform for attracting talents at the national level, introduce talents with high standards and wide horizons, cultivate high-level innovative talents, so as to promote the high-quality development of Guangzhou. Overseas talents coming to Guangzhou for innovation and entrepreneurship will also be able to fully enjoy more talent policy dividends, more relaxed entrepreneurial environment, as well as more efficient service guarantee.

       Background information for CEOT——

       The CEOT is China's largest, highest-level and most influential platform for overseas talent innovation and entrepreneurship exchange, formerly known as the Guangzhou Science and Technology Exchange Convention for Chinese Overseas Students, which was first held in Guangzhou in 1998. The convention is the first large-scale introduction of overseas students to China for innovation and entrepreneurship services, and it has been successfully held for 19 sessions in the past 20 years. According to incomplete statistics, it has attracted nearly 50,000 high-level talents both at home and abroad, covering more than 140 countries and regions and delivering nearly 50,000 projects to the whole country, and enjoying the reputation of "China's First Brand of Overseas Student Exchange".

       The CEOT is organized in a high standard and involves a wide range of participants. The convention of this year is organized by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the European and American Fellow-student Association, the Guangzhou Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and the Guangzhou Municipal People's Government, and co-hosted by 28 cities (institutions), including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Shenzhen, and other cities (institutions). With the deepening of China's reform and opening up, the platform has become an international one with talent introduction as the beginning, project cooperation as the link, local industrial needs and national policy support as the foundation. It is an international platform that integrates technology, economy and cultural exchange as one.

       Review of the 2017 CEOT——

       The 2017 CEOT, attended by nearly 50,000 people as a whole, has surpassed previous sessions in scale and yielded fruitful results. According to statistics, more than 3,500 overseas talents from all over the world participated in the convention, 70% of them have an intention to return to China for entrepreneurship, bringing in more than 2,000 science and technology development projects. There were a plenty of famous overseas talents were present at the meeting for exchange,  including Chen Yun, Vice-President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Anton Naumovitz, academicians of the Commonwealth of Independent States (such as Yuri Mihailovich), Shen Baogen and Chen Hesheng, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Simon Bartley, president of the WorldSkills, and John Vigouroux, founder and president of the famous Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Project Incubator. In China, 378 delegations from 32 provincial-level administrative regions, including four municipalities directly under the Central Government and the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, attended the convention with more than 2,000 projects and tens of thousands of jobs, which demonstrated the determination and vigor of all parts of China to attract talents.


       Contact for the 2018 CEOT——

       Permanent Organization of the Convention: Guangzhou Convention Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology Office

Address: 6/F, Block B, Fuqian Building, No.2 Fuqian Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou

Post code: 510032

Tel: (8620) 83563549


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