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Guangzhou to host Fortune Global Tech Forum in November | Updated:2018-07-13

The 2018 Fortune Global Tech Forum will be hosted in Guangzhou from Nov 29 to 30, focusing on how innovations can be made in areas of artificial intelligence, social media, biological technologies, fintech, virtual reality, internet connected vehicles and shared economy.


Attendants of the press conference pose for a photo.[Photo/]

The event was announced on July 11 at a press conference by Alan Murray, the president of Fortune magazine.

The Fortune Global Tech Forum, previously known as Fortune Brainstorm Tech International, is a powerful conference with world leaders to discuss innovation, technology, and the economy. This year's two-day event will bring together some of the most promising start-up companies and emerging tech stars in China and beyond.

After reaching a cooperation relationship with 2017 Fortune Global Forum and Fortune Brainstorm Tech International, Guangzhou-based auto maker GAC Group once again became the chief partner of this forum.

This year's theme, "Innovation in the Age of AI,"  will explore the innovation revolution unfolding in China and beyond, including China's homegrown innovation and mass implementation in fields including biotech, fintech, virtual reality, the automotive industry, and mobile platforms.


Alan Murray speaks at the press conference for the 2018 Fortune Global Tech Forum on July 11. [Photo/]

The forum will be held at Guangzhou Four Seasons Hotel. Early confirmed attendants include Kai-fu Lee, founder of Sinovation Ventures; Neil Shen, founding managing partner of Sequoia Capital China; Hans Tung, managing partner of GGV Capital and Zeng Qinghong, chairman of GAC Group.

During the forum, the Fortune China Innovation Awards will be unveiled to recognize outstanding Chinese startups in five fields such as medical care and car-hailing.  


Zeng Qinghong (R), chairman of GAC Group attends the press conference on July 11. [Photo/]

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