ChinaEU President Luigi Gambardella delivered a keynote speech at the 2019 World “Internet Plus”& Digital Economy Innovation Summit held on Oct. 24 in China’s northwestern city Xi’an, urging closer cooperation between China and Europe in the era of digitalization.
The Summit, a sub-event of the 3rd Global Programmers’ Festival, focused on the theme of “digital innovation and technology leadership” and stayed as a platform for sharing innovative practices of countries in digital economy, exploring new paths for the digital development, and jointly promoting global digital innovation.
The event brought together experts, policymakers, and business leaders in the digital sector from China and beyond, with speakers putting a highlight on the long-term development in the era of the Internet and in the digital world, new opportunities provided by the digital economy, and potentials and challenges of digital transformation.
Innovation stays a profound driving force for economic growth and a decisive element for companies, industries, and countries to develop their core competitive edge, while international cooperation is of great significance in digital innovation, said Luigi Gambardella, adding that Europe and China should work together to explore the tremendous potential of business cooperation as both digital economies are growing in an unprecedented way.
Xi’an’s Global Programmers’ Festival, themed “Connecting the Digits, Coding the Future”, was held on Oct.24 and 25 at the Xi’an High-tech International Convention Center. The Festival reportedly gathered around 1,000 guests including academicians in the software field and representatives from internet and high-tech enterprises such as Baidu and Sogou.
Xi’an’s software and information services industries have witnessed rapid growth in recent years with Xi’an Hi-tech Industries Development Zone leading the industrial development. In 2018, the zone’s revenue of software and information services hit 295 billion yuan (some 41.6 billion U.S. dollars), accounting for 90 percent of Xi’an’s revenue in the sector.
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