Shanghai Global Investment Promotion Conference 2023 was held in the Expo Center on April 6th, sending an invitation from Shanghai to share development opportunities, discuss cooperation plans and create a better future. Chen Jining, Secretary of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, attended and delivered a speech. Gong Zheng, Deputy Secretary of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee and Mayor of Shanghai Municipal Government, read out the List of Shanghai Global Investment Partners 2023.
Mr. Chen explained in his speech that as China's economic center city and the frontier window of reform and opening up, Shanghai shoulders the great mission of taking the lead in exploring the path of modernization and accelerating high-quality development. In accordance with the deployment of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, we will go all out to continue to be the vanguard of reform and opening up and the pioneer of innovation and development, and provide better services and a better environment for enterprises and entrepreneurial teams from all walks of life. We will give full play to the leading advantages, integrate the industrial chain and supply chain of the Yangtze River Delta with greater efforts, promote regional innovation synergy, upgrade the energy level of the construction of the "five centers" with higher standards, and improve the global resource allocation capacity. We will give full play to the advantages of reform and opening up, make good use of major open platforms such as Pudong Leading Zone, Lingang New Area and China International Import Expo, deepen integrated reform and promote institutional opening in comparison with high-standard economic and trade agreements such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and strive to create a first-class business environment with marketization, rule of law and internationalization. We will give full play to the advantages of science and technology and talents, improve the risk sharing and whole chain acceleration mechanism, smooth the fast lane of basic research, applied research and industrialization, gather high-level talents at home and abroad, build a high-level talent highland, and strive to create a better innovation and entrepreneurship ecology. And we will give full play to the advantages of governance modernization, promote urban digital transformation, improve the level of public services, improve the quality of ecological environment, speed up the construction of resilient cities, and provide enterprises and talents with a more efficient, safe and comfortable working and living environment.
Wu Qing, Member of the Standing Committee of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee and Executive Vice Mayor of Shanghai Municipal Government, introduced the theme of "Investing in Shanghai". City leaders, including Zhu Zhisong, Chen Jinshan and Guo Fang, attended the event. Li Zheng, Vice Mayor, issued a new round of investment promotion policies. The conference was presided over by Hua Yuan, Vice Mayor.
The conference released a number of achievements in attracting investment and talents. Since the beginning of this year, the city has signed a total of 353 major industrial projects with a total investment of RMB225.4 billion. Recently, 168 major investment projects with a total investment of RMB327 billion have been sorted out, among which 26 representative projects with large scale and high energy level have been signed at the conference site with a total investment of RMB67.4 billion. Ten scientists from different countries and regions have reached cooperation with Shanghai enterprises and universities in the fields of future intelligence, future health, future materials, future energy and future space. A number of key application scenario projects were also signed at the conference site, covering aerospace, intelligent driving, metaverse, green and low carbon and other fields, which will provide market-oriented verification opportunities for new technologies and new achievements, and better help enterprises to develop and innovate.
Bai Zhongquan, Chairman of China Electrical Equipment Group, Gu Haiying, Senior Vice President of Helion, and Chen Rui, Chairman and CEO of Bilili, were invited to give speeches as representatives of Chinese and foreign enterprises, sharing the experience and feelings of Shanghai's first-class business environment helping enterprises develop, and conveying firm confidence in investing in Shanghai and overweight Shanghai.
Ten internationally renowned institutions and enterprises, including Tishman Speyer Company, McKinsey & Company, Staples Technology Transfer Center, China Biopharmaceuticals, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, China-Israel Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco Bay Area Committee, Savills, Bank of China and CICC, have become Shanghai's global investment partners in 2023, and will gather global high-end and high-quality resources for Shanghai in attracting projects, promoting technology transformation, helping industrial development and attracting outstanding talents.