1. Opening Ceremony
SANG Guowei, vice chairman of the 11th National People's Congress Standing Committee, announced the opening of the convention. WANG XIaodong, Deputy Secretary of Hubei Provincial Party Committee and Governor of Hubei Province, LIN Nianxiu, Deputy Director of the National Development and Reform Commission, WANG Huisheng, Chairman of the National Development and Investment Group Co., Ltd., and GAO Fu, Chairman of the Bioindustry Convention, Chairman of the China Society of Biotechnology and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, attended the event and delivered speeches. PENG Youdong, deputy director of the China Forestry Industry Association, MA Guoqiang, deputy secretary of the Hubei Provincial Party Committee, HU Zhiqiang, deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People's Congress, CHEN Anli, deputy governor of Hubei Province, attended the event, and WAN Yong, mayor of Wuhan, hosted the opening ceremony. BIE Bixiong, QIAN Yuankun, YU Daqiao, LIU Zhongchu, CHENG Yongwen, LIU Yingzi, DAN Changchun, LIU Ziqing, LIU Zhihui from relevant state ministries and commissions, provincial, municipal and related functional departments also attended. Delegations and guests from about 30 countries and regions including the United States, Britain, Cuba, South Korea, more than ten provincial and municipal delegations from Guangdong, Tianjin, and Shanghai, as well as representatives from the academia, medical, business, financial, and news media field, a total of nearly one thousand people, attended the opening ceremony of the Convention.
2. “Belt and Road” Life Science Promotion Alliance Initiative
It adheres to the attitude of opening and sharing, actively responds to the “Belt and Road” initiative, holds international forums to strengthen communication between central cities of China and the countries along the “Belt and Road” and promote the pragmatic cooperation in the development of biology in Wuhan and countries along the route.
Initiated by Beijing Genomics Institute, “Belt and Road” Life Science Promotion Alliance Initiative is launched by enterprises, non-profit organizations and government agencies in countries devoted to “Belt and Road” life science technology research and development, such as Latvia, Laos, and the United Arab Emirates, to benefit countries and people along the Belt and Road through scientific achievement of innovation.
3. High-level Forum
The high-level forum of the day was hosted by GAO Fu, the chairman of the convention, the chairman of the China Society of Bioengineering, and the academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. K. Barry Sharpless, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry & Professor of the Scripps Research Institute, SANG Guowei, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, and CHEN Kaixian, research fellow of Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academician LI Qing, director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission's Center for Medical and Health Technology Development Research, former president of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Elias Zerhouni, president of Sanofi Global R&D, Wang Junzhi, chief scientist of the China Food and Drug Administration Institute, ZHANG Mingdong, Chief Medical Officer of Boston Scientific Greater China, and ZHOU Xiang, co-CEO of United Imaging, delivered keynote speeches.
4. Signing Conference of Hubei Provincial Bio-industry and Wuhan National Bio-industry Base
Policy release: at the signing conference of Hubei Bio-industry and Wuhan National Bio-industry Base, Donghu High-tech Zone issued “Several Opinions on Accelerating the Development of Life-Health Industry” and a series of policies – “Several Opinions”, which indicated the six development directions of the district's life-health industry of Donghu High-tech Zone, and clarified the development goal : by 2020, the total income of the life-health industry will exceed 300 billion yuan; by 2025, the total income of the life-health industry will exceed 800 billion yuan.
Fund signing: In order to support the strategic layout of “Pharmaceutical Valley” construction in the high-tech zone, Wuhan Optics Valley Life and Health Industry Fund of Funds of 5 billion yuan is launched, which is led by Optics Valley Financial Holding Group and has signed with 17 representatives from direct sub-funds, involving a total amount of 13 billion yuan. The Fund of Funds focuses on the fields of genetic engineering drugs, stem cell therapy, genetic testing, digital medical imaging, and smart medical care. It helps Optics Valley Bio City to cultivate and distribute characteristic industries, promote the deep integration of industry and capital, and improve the biology industry of Donghu High-tech Zone to a new level.
Appointment Ceremony: Professor K. Barry Sharpless, President Elias Zerhouni, Academician ZHANG Yingze, Academician MA Ding, Academician YE Chaohui, Academician CHEN Xiaoping, were appointed as Senior Consultant of Provincial Bio-Industry Development and Wuhan National Bio-Industry Base, and they would provide suggestions for the development of China bioindustry.
5. Many outstanding people in the field gathered in the forum
The topic forums of the convention brought together the leaders and industry talents in the global bioindustry field. It held 26 professional forums, including the 2nd Asian Biotechnology Forum and the 1st China-Africa Medicine Industry Cooperation Forum, and invited more than 400 high-level speakers, including 13 academicians of the two academies, more than 200 professionals in medical institutions, more than 100 top scholars in universities and research institutions, and more than 60 domestic and international business leaders, to jointly make suggestions on the development of China's bioindustry.
6. High-tech biological products unveiled at the convention
The China Bioindustry Convention has six exhibition areas including smart medical care, large health exhibition area, biotechnology service equipment consumables exhibition area and medical equipment exhibition area.