On the afternoon of March 18, the 2021 Shenzhen-Macao Trade & Investment Cooperation and Exchange Conference successfully concluded. This conference was co-hosted by the Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, Office of the Leading Group of Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPC for Development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), and Shenzhen Nanshan District People's Government, supported by Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, and co-organized by Shenzhen International Investment Promotion Association (SZIIPA), and Macao Shenzhen Economic and Cultural Promotion Association. It aimed to enhance the interconnection between Shenzhen and the GBA, accelerate the establishment of a global business and trade center, further promote development of Shenzhen's comprehensive business environment and key areas, and attract investment from enterprises in Macao.
The attendees included officials from the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR, Macao Policy Research and Regional Development Bureau, Macao Economic and Technological Development Bureau, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, Organization Department of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPC, Office of the Leading Group of Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPC for Development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Foreign Affairs Office of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, and Shenzhen Nanshan District People's Government; as well as about 180 representatives from enterprises, industrial parks, business associations, and professional organizations in Shenzhen and Macao.
Wang Youming, Director of the Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, talked about the opportunities from the development of a pilot demonstration area of socialism with Chinese characteristics in Shenzhen, the Shenzhen's resilience against economic risks and challenges, the city's construction of a whole-process innovative ecosystem, the city's integration into the global economy by adopting the "bringing in" and "going global" strategies. Mr. Wang also encouraged Macao compatriots and entrepreneurs to continue to make investments in Shenzhen and promote two-way opening-up, and seize the opportunities arising from the building of a new development paradigm with domestic circulation as the mainstay and domestic and international circulations reinforcing each other, to contribute to the development of the GBA.
Mr. Wang Youming, Director of Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, delivers a keynote speech
Zeng Pai, Secretary of Nanshan District Committee, said that Nanshan is one of the urban areas with the best economic development quality, the the largest number of top enterprises, the most favorable technological innovation environment, and the best comprehensive business environment in China. Nanshan is committed to fostering cooperation and exchanges with Macao in line with the decisions and arrangements of the General Secretary and the CPC Central Committee. It actively participates in the development of the GBA, and further promotes interaction with Macao in trade, industry-university-research cooperation, and youth innovation and entrepreneurship. The two places draw on each other's strengths and develop in a coordinated way. Nanshan benefits from multiple national strategies including the GBA, Shenzhen Pilot Demonstration Area of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, Shenzhen's Comprehensive Pilot Reform, Free Trade Zone, and National Innovation Demonstration Zone. It is hoped that compatriots at home and abroad will pay more attention to, join and invest in Nanshan in a bid to jointly take cooperation between the two places to a new high.
Mr. Zeng Pai, Secretary of Nanshan District Committee, delivers a keynote speech
Mr. U U Sang, Executive Director of Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, first expressed his warm congratulations on the holding of the conference. Shenzhen and Macao have been promoting cooperation in many fields under the the high-level meeting framework -- the Shenzhen-Macao Cooperation Conference, laying a good foundation for closer cooperation between the two places. Then, Mr. U U Sang talked about Macao's new preferential tax policies. Mr. U U Sang said that, looking forward, he hoped the two places will enhance cooperation in Chinese medicine R&D and manufacturing, finance, high-tech, convention & exhibition, business and trade.
Mr. U U Sang, Executive Director of Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, delivers a keynote speech
Gu Ting, Vice President of the Foreign Affairs Office of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, and Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, introduced World Innovation City Cooperation Organization to the guests present. World Innovation City Cooperation Organization is a non-governmental, non-profit international organization voluntarily formed by cities and institutions, dedicated to promoting global innovation cooperation and exchanges. It aims to build an all-round and multi-dimensional international innovation cooperation network, enhance consensus and close cooperation, achieve win-win results through opening-up and innovation, promote sharing of innovative factors and resources, and accelerate the commercialization of technological achievements, thereby further stimulating innovation vitality.
Mr. Gu Ting, Vice President of the Foreign Affairs Office of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, and Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, gives a presentation
Deng Xueqin, President of Genzon Group, presented information of Kexing Science Park owned by Genzon to the attendees. In 2019, Kexing Science Park was named a key industrial park in Shenzhen for investment promotion by the Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality. Located at the core of Nanshan's high-tech zone, Kexing Science Park is posed to be a headquarters base for world-class tech companies. It has formed an industrial cluster of strategic emerging industries, Internet technology, FinTech, and new-generation information technology, bringing together 650 well-known companies such as Tencent Interactive Entertainment, Xiaoe Technology, Wangsu Technology, Merchants Union Consumer Finance, Futu Securities International, J&A, among which 19 are listed companies, 4 are unicorns, and 150 are national high-tech companies. The park has gathered more than 70,000 tech professionals, with total output value of about RMB 165 billion in 2020.
Karen Sway Kwan, member of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Committee of Nanshan District and General Manager of Orionx International Limited, Chen Zhenjie, Chairman of Shenzhen Extreme Vision, and Nestor Wang, Deloitte China Family Enterprise Consulting Leader, and representatives of entrepreneurs from Shenzhen and Macao shared their ideas at the conference as special guests.
Both Macao and Shenzhen are central cities in the GBA, enjoying obvious geographical advantages, developed infrastructure, ideal trading environment, sound financial system, and abundant human resources. This conference was held in accordance with the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's speech at the Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, as well as the consensus reached by Wang Weizhong, Shenzhen Municipal Party Secretary, Chen Rugui, Mayor of the Shenzhen Municipality, and Ho Iat Seng, Macao Chief Executive on Shenzhen-Macao cooperation in January this year. Its objectives were to help attract and gather more high-quality and high-end global resources, high-end projects, and high-end talents for development of the GBA, build a bridge for communication and understanding between Shenzhen and Macao, achieve win-win results, promote joint development, and facilitate closer cooperation between Shenzhen and Macao.