Zhuhai is located on the west bank of the Pearl River estuary, adjoining Macau. It extends across an area of 1,732 sq km and, as of the end of 2017, its permanent population stood at 1.765 million. The people in Zhuhai enjoy a pleasant living environment and the city has been named “Best Garden City in China”, “China’s Excellent Tourism City” as well as “The Happiest City in China” successively. It has also been voted China’s most livable city for two consecutive years.
Zhuhai is home to four state-level special investment zones, namely the Zhuhai Free Trade Zone, Zhuhai High-tech Industrial Development Zone, Zhuhai-Macau Cross-border Industrial Zone, and Zhuhai Gaolangang Port Economic Zone.
The pillar industries of Zhuhai include electronic information, bio-pharmaceutical products, electrical appliances, electrical energy, petrochemicals and precision machinery industries. Zhuhai is now striving to establish itself as an innovation-driven city.
Strengthening the co-operation between Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macau in terms of Chinese medicinal technology and industries is listed in the city’s 13th Five-Year Plan. The objective is to promote complementarity in medical resources between Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macau as well as to explore the synergy between Zhuhai and Macau in the areas of social security such as elderly and health care.
With the support of the central government Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao have been improving collaborative mechanisms and facilitating win-win co-operation to build a world-class bay area and city cluster. These strategies for the area have been producing excellent results. Zhuhai is now the leading city in Guangdong in terms of GDP growth, up by 8.7% to RMB 129.9 billion (£14.8bn) in the first half of 2018. High-tech companies are at the forefront of the city's rise, resembling a Chinese version of Silicon Valley in Zhuhai.
Two prominent innovation centers in Zhuhai are the Guangdong-Macao Industrial Park, which has introduced 83 projects, and the Guangdong-Macao Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Industrial Technology Park, which has 88 registered enterprises, and has established contact with the national medical and health authorities of Portuguese-speaking countries to promote international registration and trade in services in the fields of TCM and health services.
In alignment of this collaborative synergy, a partnership with the Zhuhai Institute of Advanced Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences (ZIAT) is formally established on July 31, 2018. With ZIAT, Nanfang College of Sun Yat-sen University and Data Analytics and Collaborative Computing Group (DACC) of the University of Macau, collaborated on the areas of smart computing, big data and innovative e-health technologies.
The first International Conference on Future e-Health 2019 (IC-FeH) is hence born out of this synery, with the aim of fulfilling this vision of high-tech innovation hub. Evolving from individual cooperate meetings, press briefing and exhibition, IC-FeH 2019 serves as an international platform gathering experts from local and afar, encouraging research collaborations, bridging e-Health developments from concepts to commercialization and between East and West. As an essential role in driving Zhuhai's innovation strategy, IC-FeH 2019 is designed to integrate innovational resources and enable commercialization of scientific & technological achievements, through a series of research results presentations, professional interactions, medical/health data analytics workshops and tutorials.
Join us between 1-3 November in the beautiful city of Zhuhai for the event of IC-FeH 2019 and feel the vibrant of the new economic engine for the Greater Bay Area and an enchanting City of Charm with unique features. It is evident that vision, and the city's huge potential, is coming closer to fruition. The reform and opening-up policies implemented by Zhuhai have forged close business and cultural relations with Hong Kong and Macao, as well as countries along the Belt and Road, and the city's influence in the Greater Bay Area is gathering pace. Zhuhai is already instrumental in helping to build a more prosperous future by enabling greater national and international cooperation and reaching across borders and cultures and peoples, and it will continue to lead the way in providing new opportunities for the world.
We look forward to welcoming you at IC-FeH 2019 in Zhuhai.