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First Smart China Expo to be held in Chongqing

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The first Smart China Expo focusing on smart technology will be held from August 23 to 25 in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

XinhuaUpdated: June 27, 2018

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The first Smart China Expo focusing on smart technology will be held from August 23 to 25 in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, according to a press conference held by the State Council Information Office of China on Tuesday.

The State Council Information Office of China holds a press conference on the 2018 Smart China Expo in Beijing on June 26, 2018. [Photo by Liu Jian/China SCIO]


With the theme "Smart Technology: Empowering Economy, Enriching Life," the expo will feature cutting-edge technological achievements and present the scene of future smart life.

The exhibition area will be 150,000 square meters, with a 30,000-square-meter plaza featuring smart technology application scenarios such as smart medical care, smart homes, and smart entertainment.

A series of events will also be held simultaneously with the expo, including a driverless technology competition and forums on AI and semiconductors.

Zhou Changkui, an official from the Ministry of Science and Technology said the expo is an important step to accelerate China's AI industry.

"It will also promote AI innovation and smart industry in China's western regions," Zhou said.