The First China-EU Blue Industry Cooperation Forum was Successfully Held
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From December 8th to 9th, the first China-Europe Blue Industry Cooperation Forum hosted by the China Oceanic Development Foundation (CODF) was successfully held in Shenzhen. Wang Hong, Director of the State Oceanic Administration(SOA), Kalmenu Vera, EU Commissioner for Environment, Ocean Affairs and Fisheries, Deng Haiguang, Vice Governor of Guangdong Province, and Chen Rugui, Mayor of Shenzhen attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. Wang Weizhong, Secretary of the Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee, Shi Wei, ambassador of EU Representative in China and Lin Shanqing, Deputy Director of SOA, attended the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony was hosted by Sun Zhihui, president of CODF. Nearly 300 entrepreneur representatives and experts from more than 10 countries attended the forum.
Sun Zhihui, Chairman of CODF, presided over the meeting
The theme of the forum was “Blue Partnership and Win-Win”. Participants discussed and promoted the cooperation between China and Europe in blue industry and promoted the establishment of the International Blue Industry Alliance around the theme of marine economic development, marine industry upgrading and marine science and technology innovation. The forum also set up four sub-forums: “Marine high-end equipment and electronic information development”, “transition and upgrading of marine traditional industries”, “sustainable comprehensive utilization of marine resources” and “blue growth and future industries”.
Wang Hong, Director of SOA, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the forum
In his speech, Wang Hong pointed out that the ocean is the blue link that carries the political, economic, cultural and scientific exchanges between China and Europe. China and the EU are each other's largest trading partners, and they are all important economies supported by the ocean. For the development of the marine economy and the promotion of "blue growth", China and the EU have a strong desire for cooperation and broad prospects for cooperation. The cooperation between China and the EU's ocean policy has also expanded the interests of the Chinese and European marine industries and sea-related enterprises, laying a solid foundation for the development of blue industry cooperation. The Chinese government has been committed to providing more effective and accurate services for “going out” and “bringing in” sea-related enterprises by promoting inter-governmental cooperation in the ocean.
Wang Hong said that the purpose of this forum is to establish a normalized communication platform for China-EU sea-related enterprises, scientific research institutions, financial institutions and industry associations, and promote pragmatic cooperation. He hoped that China and the EU should adhere to the principles of mutual trust, mutual assistance and mutual benefit, effectively mobilize and integrate capital, technology and human resources, carry out pragmatic cooperation in the entire industry chain, jointly expand the "blue market", share "blue technology" and cultivate " Blue kinetic energy, to achieve "blue growth", to usher in a bright future for the development of China and Europe.
Deng Haiguang ,Deputy Governor of Guangdong Province, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the forum
Deng Haiguang said that Guangdong has accelerated the construction of a strong marine economy, focused on building a coastal economic belt, expanding the blue economy space, and striving to make the marine industry an important engine of economic growth and contributing to building a maritime power. Guangdong will take this forum as an opportunity to actively learn from the experience of the EU, strengthen communication and exchanges, explore effective modes of blue economy development and effective means of protecting the marine ecological environment, promote the exchange of marine culture between China and Europe, and create a successful model of marine economic cooperation.
Chen Rugui , Mayor of Shenzhen ,speaking at the opening ceremony of the forum.
On behalf of the Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government, Chen Rugui welcomed the leaders and guests attending the forum. He said that Shenzhen is an important node of the Silk Road and the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. The blue economy has become an important growth point for the Shenzhen economy. Shenzhen is thoroughly implementing the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and will adhere to the overall planning of sea and land, ecological management, and scientific use of the sea, accelerate the creation of a global marine center city, and better serve the “Belt and Road” and the construction of a maritime power.
Karmenu Vera ,EU Environment and Ocean Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner ,delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the forum
Kalmenu Vera said that the blue economy has become an important growth point of the world economy in recent years and has made important contributions to the sustainable development of the global economy. The EU attaches great importance to the development of the blue economy and gradually increases its investment in the development of the blue economy. In the future, the EU will promote cooperation between the government, enterprises and investors to enhance the innovation and sustainability of the development of the blue economy and promote the development of the blue economy. China and the EU have a good cooperation foundation and broad prospects for cooperation in the blue economy. The EU will continue to strengthen communication and exchanges with China, share the achievements of marine science and technology development, and make positive contributions to protecting the blue ocean and promoting the development of the blue economy. .
At the main forum, Zhang Zhanhai, Director of the Strategic Planning and Economics Department of SOA of China, Bernhard Fries, Director of the Marine Policy and Blue Economy Division of the EU Marine Fisheries Division, Wu Yousheng, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the Nobel laureate in Physics George Smoot made keynote speeches on the development policy and practice of the blue industry.
Zhang Zhanhai, Director of the Strategic Planning and Economics Department of SOA, gave a keynote speech at the main forum.
In recent years, China's overall strength of the marine economy has steadily increased, and it has shifted from a high-speed growth stage to a high-quality development stage, and is in the process of optimizing the economic structure and transforming the growth momentum. However, the Chinese government attaches great importance to the construction of marine ecological civilization, with the goal of building a beautiful ocean, and correctly handles the relationship between man and nature as the core, and promotes marine ecological environmental protection work at all levels, including the full implementation of the marine main functional zone strategy and gradual improvement, improving marine environmental protection legal system, strengthening management and control of marine resources, and carrying out marine ecological environmental protection and restoration. At the same time, China has vigorously promoted mutually beneficial cooperation based on the blue economy in recent years, including the proposal of maritime cooperation under the “Belt and Road Initiative”, advocating the construction of a blue partnership, and pragmatically carrying out international cooperation in the maritime field. Looking forward to the future, China hopes to strengthen the development of the blue economy with the EU countries and other maritime countries, realize the strategic docking of blue growth, and work together to contribute to the cooperation and action plan of the blue industry.
Wu Yousheng, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, delivered a keynote speech at the main forum
In his speech, Academician Wu Yousheng pointed out that at present, China has the largest shipbuilding scale in the world, and a leading marine equipment production capacity. However, the overall level is large and not strong. At present, China's marine equipment is in a transitional phase from being large to being strong. He pointed out that China's shipbuilding advantage lies in the manufacture of conventional ships and offshore platforms. It is the world leader in the fields of deep-sea equipment and marine equipment energy conservation and emission reduction, but it lacks design capability in high value-added hull technology. On the other hand, the production efficiency of marine equipment in China also needs to be improved. There is a problem that the labor system of shipyard is unreasonable, the proportion of skilled professional workers is not high, and the proportion of outsourced workers is too high. Wu Yousheng said that if it can make up for the shortcomings of the above two aspects, China is expected to grow into a world-leading marine manufacturing power by 2025.
Nobel Prize winner George Smoot gave a keynote speech at the main forum
Smoot said that the blue economy occupies a very large part of the world economy, and only by developing a blue economy can countries achieve sustainable economic development .The employment of 5 million people can be solved in Europe by developing blue economy every year. The blue economy has a very diverse variety and form, and the blue economy has more stable characteristics than other economies. At present, the development of various high-tech and new technologies is more conducive to the development of the blue economy. Live this opportunity.
Sino-European entrepreneur dialogue scene
In the Sino-European Entrepreneur Dialogue, six representatives of entrepreneurs from China Communications Construction, Norway Consberg Maritime, China Merchants Group, DNV Greater China Region, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, and China General Nuclear Power Group, accumulated in promoting blue cooperation between China and Europe on the global challenges tackled by marine engineering construction projects. Potential issues such as extreme impact, demand trend of marine engineering equipment and prospects for international cooperation, and how to integrate clean energy industry with blue economy and industry are discussed.
The "International Blue Industry Alliance Initiative" was released on the main forum. The initiative proposes that the International Blue Industry Alliance is an open and innovative international industry alliance that China and the EU and other countries involved in the blue economy, industry associations and other social organizations voluntarily initiate and join, and is an organization of relevant industry practitioners; it is the link and bridge for government, market and social cooperation; it is an international community that pursues both social and economic benefits. The vision of the alliance is to promote the establishment of blue partnerships around the world, jointly cultivate new kinetic energy of the blue economy, jointly develop new markets for the blue economy, and jointly promote new growth of the blue economy.
On the afternoon of the 8th, the forum held the closing ceremony of the "China-EU Blue Year". Wang Hong, Director of SOA, and Kalmenu Vera, EU Commissioner for Environment, Ocean Affairs and Fisheries, attended the closing ceremony and delivered speeches. The closing ceremony was hosted by Lin Shanqing, deputy director of SOA.
Director Wang Hong and Villa Commissioner unveiled the Central European Blue Year Post Memorial Seal and Stamps
The eighteenth China-EU Leaders Meeting in 2016 decided that 2017 will be the "China-EU Blue Year." Over the past year, China and the EU have carried out fruitful exchanges and cooperation on ocean policy docking, marine scientific and technological exchanges, marine industry development, and marine ecological environmental protection, and have achieved a series of important results.
At the closing ceremony, representatives of 6 European and Chinese companies held a signing ceremony. China Merchants Industrial Group, China Merchants Finance Leasing Co., Ltd. and Jumbo Company of the Netherlands signed a letter of intent for cooperation on the “Special Maritime Heavy Lift Ship Project”; China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd. (CIMC) and Norwegian Kongsberg Maritime Company, Kongsberg Data Corporation signed a memorandum of cooperation on smart marine engineering projects.
Director Wang Hong and Chairman of the Villa and other leaders jointly unveiled the China-Europe Blue Industry Park
At the same time, Chinese and European guests opened the "China Europe Blue Industrial Park". According to reports, "China-Europe Blue Industry Park" settled in Shenzhen Baoan Dakonggang New City, and will have the effect of synergy and radiation of "China-Europe blue cooperation hub, world-class blue economy innovation zone" for the global blue economy development and cooperation.
In the sub-forum, nearly 50 business representatives and experts from many fields, discussed on offshore equipment, smart ocean, marine oil and gas, marine transportation, marine renewable energy, seawater comprehensive utilization, marine biomedicine and many levels of capital market investment and financing services, etc., aimed at promoting interconnection and economic exchanges between sea-related enterprises, strengthening pragmatic cooperation between China and the EU in the blue economy and blue industry, and forming a long-term cooperation mechanism to enhance the “Blue Consciousness” of entrepreneurs from all walks of life at home and abroad and all walks of life have jointly established the China-EU blue economy partnership.