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The fair provides four professional exhibitions that are scheduled to be held in three time periods at two venues.
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The Smart Building Materials and Home Decorations Exhibition and the Intelligent Manufacturing and Equipme
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n (2016-20) to boost the internationalization of SMEs in August. The plan aims to facilitate their integration into the global market by stren
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More than 350 overseas companies from 15 countries and regio
ns, as well as nearly 460 Chinese SMEs participated in this face to face meeting.
They covered industries such as modern agriculture, textile and apparel, advanced equipment and home appliances manufacturing.
operation and the BRICS cooperation mechanism, the joint hosting of the event is seen further pro
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ulu, said her country’s participation in the fair was a tribute to its entrepreneurs who lobbied hard.
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o上海千花网n, the facility will provide working space, data bases, technical support, financing and res
ources match-making with application scenarios. Such a model will be duplicated across the city in due time.
上海千花网Five AI startups have signed memoranda of understanding with the first AI space, c
overing areas from the combination of AI and medical care, education and big data.
The incubator was launched earlier this week on the same occasion whe
n the city announced the setup of a series of awards, dubbed SAIL, dedicated to an AI-th
emed contest, whose results will be announced ahead of the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in August.
“The SAIL awards are not only an influential part of the WAIC competition, but an impor上海千花网
tant carrier in the integration of industries, universities, researches and application in the field of AI
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