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Once a year from 2018, World Manufacturing Convention takes place in Hefei. This year, IntCham Hefei is officially a co-organizers of the convention as relate to extending invitations to the overseas chambers community. The German Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to assisting and promoting this unique event. This will be an excellent opportunity for members of participating chambers to engage with its peers and the latest developments and trends in manufacturing. The convention will bring together around 2,000 participants from international and Chinese manufacturing corporations. This will include both large corporate but also many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The convention organizers expect more than 200 Fortune 500 companies and other advanced foreign manufacturers to attend. There will be matchmaking support for all attendees. Senior officials from the central government, Anhui provincial government and experts from major Chinese and international academic centers of excellence will also attend. It includes three-day 12 forums in major areas of manufacturing and technology and ten exhibition areas which will feature today's most advance technology in manufacturing. 

Benefits to members of participating oversears chambers of commerce

  • Negotiated by IntCham Hefei for its participating chambers of commerce, by registering for the convention through IntCham Hefei, members will receive:

  • FREE Hefei local transportation from airport or train station to hotels and back, and from hotels to convention site and back

  • FREE conference pass for registered company and employees

  • FREE matchmaking with Chinese counterparts arranged by the convention organizers

  • FREE on site interpreting services

  • FREE local accommodation (5-star hotel) and food for one representative from each company. (Additional participants from each company must cover their own expenses.)

  • FREE round-trip air ticket, or high-speed train round-trip ticket, both for China domestic travel only for overseas chamber chair, president, vice president, branch director /manager, one from each chamber, and for Fortune 500 companies' senior executives, for one senior executive. (Additional participants from each company must cover their own expenses.)


The World Manufacturing Convention 2019, approved by the State Council, is scheduled to be held in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, from September 20th to 23rd.

The convention is co-sponsored by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Commerce, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, Chinese Academy of Engineering, All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, China Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Global Alliance of Small and Medium Enterprises and the People's Government of Anhui Province. Themed with"Toward a New Era of Manufacturing Industry with Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Joining hands with Global SMEs for a better Future of Intelligent Manufacturing with High-quality Development", this convention adheres to the new development concept, promotes high-quality development, and focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies,new organizational forms and new industrial clusters, thus promoting the "Belt and Road Initiative", deepening the implementation of the Yangtze River Delta integration development strategy, facilitating the rise of the central China while sharing opportunities, seeking common development and win-win cooperation. It is to build a global manufacturing event with international influence.

At present, the main activities of the convention include 27 events of four aspects:

  • Main Events
  • High-end Summits
  • Matchmaking Events for Six Hundred Enterprises
  • Parallel Forums

Main events:

  • Opening ceremony of the convention
  • Key-note forums
  • Release of the Hefei Initiative
  • Awarding ceremony
  • Tour of the exhibition hall
  • Welcome banquet

High-end summits:

  • Construction of powerful-manufacturing countries
  • Round table meeting for small and medium-sized enterprises (private enterprises)

The matchmaking events for: 

  • Central Chinese Enterprises
  • Private Enterprises
  • Foreign Enterprises
  • Hong Kong and Macao Enterprises
  • Taiwanese Enterprises
  • Overseas Chinese Enterprises

Parallel forums: Twelve activities will be held during the session

  • High-Quality Manufacturing for SMEs
  • Development of Private Manufacturing in China
  • Forum on Industrial Internet in Yangtze River Delta
  • Integrated Circuit Industry
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • China Speech Valley
  • Intelligent Connected Vehicle
  • International Industrial Design
  • Intelligent Manufacturing Innovation
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Construction of Quality Brand
  • Innovation Drive and High-Quality Development of Manufacturing
  • Incubator of Scientific and Technological Enterprises in Yangtze River Delta

Ten exhibition areas:

  • Main lobby
  • International manufacturing exhibition area
  • Yangtze River Delta integration exhibition area
  • Intelligent manufacturing exhibition area (including authoritative information)
  • High-end manufacturing exhibition area
  • Service-oriented manufacturing exhibition area
  • Green manufacturing exhibition area
  • Digital economy exhibition area
  • Commodity trading area
  • Outdoor autonomous vehicle exploration area

These exhibition areas will focus on the highlights and characteristics of current international and Chinese intelligent manufacturing, as well as a number of new achievements, new ideas and new breakthroughs in the development of manufacturing industry in Yangtze River Delta.

The convention will invite manufacturing authorities both at home and abroad and competent industrial ministries, including Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China. Some authoritative information in the manufacturing field both at home and abroad will be released during the convention in an effort to build an authoritative brand in the manufacturing industry.

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About IntCHAM

IntCham Hefei Center (IntCham)


To provide a platform for overseas chambers of commerce in China to engage its members, local government, and companies for both inbound and outbound business activities.


Hefei Binhu International Convention and Exhibition Center
Hefei, Anhui, China

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