The 2020 Convention on Exchange of Overseas Talents and the 22nd Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as the 2020 OCS) will be held from December 18 to 19 in Guangzhou, co-hosted by the Ministry of Education, Western Returned Scholars Association and Guangzhou Municipal Government and coordinated jointly by 29 cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing., etc.
OCS, known as the largest and most influential event and an exchange platform of the highest level to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship for overseas students, is now in its 22th year. On the basis of previous success, the 2020 OCS will be held online + offline, complemented with overseas sessions.
Transition to market orientation - To establish marketization mechanisms and mobilise multiple market entities
The 2020 OCS mobilises multiple market entities, expands various cooperation channels, and introduces professional service agencies in different industries such as human resources, investment and financing, business incubation, science and technology services, etc. to jointly build a platform, facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship through full-chain services.
Strengthening global presence – Overseas sessions in 8 countries
By integrating international resources and holding overseas sessions in the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Tokyo Bay Area, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Israel, Belarus and other regions, the 2020 OCS expands its global reach and facilitates the participation of overseas students.
Enhancing specialisation - To focus on strategic emerging industries including biopharmaceuticals
With a focus on fields such as biomedicine, artificial intelligence, marine economy, the 2020 OCS holds a series of professional activities and sections on biomedicine. Four provincial laboratories in Guangzhou's ‘1+4+4+N’ high-end strategic innovation platform system will also appear on the convention.
Shaping brand image – To improve quality and efficiency by developing a full-chain service system of technological innovation
The 2020 Convention will leverage more social capital investment by means of technology and finance, establish a full-chain service system, and continuously exert the effect of "China's first brand for overseas student exchange"
Intelligent convention – Virtual OCS through new information technology
This year’s convention also embraces its digital transformation by making full use of information technology to build the platform of Yunhaihui, an online version of OCS. With the high-level talent and project database and the online demand service incorporating collection, analysis, tracking, matching and service across platforms, OCS is proceeding the normalization and specialization of quality service using market forces and making itself an service platform.
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