The Smart China Expo Online 2020 international exhibition was held on 15-17 September 2020.
SCO Secretary-General Vladimir Norov sent a video message to greet the exhibition's organisers and participants. Among other things, he said:
"I wish all the best to the organisers of the third SCE International Exhibition in Chongqing just as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation process around the world.
It is clear that smart technologies will play a key role in rebuilding the global economy after the pandemic.
At the second SCE show last year, Chongqing showcased its enormous business capacity by establishing the Global Big Data Intelligence Technology Centre.
Initiatives such as a multifunctional trade and economic platform for the SCO countries in Chongqing are important for cooperation between the SCO and ASEAN in IT, trade and logistics.
I am sure that specialists from around world will propose new ideas today for the further development of the smart industry."
The event, organised jointly by the city of Chongqing and Singapore, was attended by over 550 firms and companies. As many as 150 foreign enterprises such as Intel, IBM and Siemens also presented their smart products and smart manufacturing technologies.
The exhibition, Smart Technology: Empowering Economy, Enriching Life, will include 41 online forums on 5G, blockchain, industrial internet and semiconductors.
Huawei, Hikvision, Mitsubishi Electric and other leading technology companies have held 116 online events during the event to showcase their latest products and technologies.
This is the third Smart China Expo since 2018. The show serves as a platform for global exchanges on smart technology and international cooperation in smart industry.
Contracts worth more than US $40 billion were signed during the exhibition.