The 2018 China-Germany Intelligent Industry Development Forum, jointly hosted by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, was held on June 22 in Liuzhou of Guangxi.
During the forum, delegates from governments and business community of different countries mainly discussed about Industry 4.0 of Germany, intelligent manufacturing, intelligent industry and smart cities, as well as smart transportation and new energy vehicles. Delegates were actively exploring the matching of “Made in China 2025” and “Industry 4.0” of Germany strategies, how to enhance the cooperation in key sectors, such as intelligent manufacturing and new energy vehicles between China and Germany, and between China and Europe. Innovative products were also displayed at the forum. In addition, B2B match-making meetings and onsite tour of Liuzhou industry sites were also arranged. Meanwhile, China-German (Liuzhou) Industrial Park was also launched on occasion of the forum.
CCPIT Vice Chairman Zhang Wei said, China and Germany are currently at a critical moment of development and reform. Both sides share common interest and strategy. The matching between “Made in China 2025” and Germany’s “Industry 4.0” strategies has created favorable investment environment and lifted Sino-German economic and trade cooperation to a new level. Zhang said, CCPIT is willing to jointly work with Germany’s relevant departments and chambers of commerce and industry to build more effective trade and investment promotion platforms, that will be tailor made for the cooperation of companies of the two countries.
Vice Chairman of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Fei Zhirong said, Guangxi provides favorable policies for the development of its priority industries, such as auto manufacturing, power machine and construction machinery.
“Guangxi is expecting to beef up cooperation with Germany in industrial park construction, innovation, enterprises, start-up businesses and people-to-people exchanges,” added Fei.
Silke Besser, General Manager of German-Chinese Business Association (DCW) said, there are numerous innovative pilot projects in Germany and China for both countries to learn from each other. Bearing the vision of digitalization, the “Made in China 2025” and Germany’s “Industry 4.0” strategies have offered new opportunities for the cooperation of enterprises of both countries.