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The World Invention and Innovation Forum opened in Yancheng, Jiangsu, China.

Co-sponsored by the China Association of Inventions (CAI) , the CPC Yancheng Municipal Committee, Yancheng City people's Government, the 1st World Invention and Innovation Forum WIIF held in Jiangsu Yancheng from 22-24 September, 2015. Participating in this event were more than 300 people from 32 countries, regions and international organizations including the ASEAN, Australia, Botswana, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong China, India Ocean Rim Association, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Macao China, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sultan, Sweden, Switzerland,  Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, the World Intellectual Property Organization, etc. Presided over the opening ceremony was Mr. Xuan Zengpei, Deputy Secretary General, China Association of Inventions. CAI President Ms. Zhu Lilan, former Minister of Science and Technology,  Mr. Wang Yanhu, Member of the Party Committee of China Association of Science and Technology,  Mr. Zhu Kejiang, Secretary of Jiangsu Yancheng Municipal Party Committee, Mr. Jiang Hong, Deputy Director of Jiangsu Provincial Science and Technology Department delivered speeches respectively. Mr. Henning Konick from AFAG Germany and Mr. Cenneth Linkvist from Swedish Association of Inventors addressed to the opening ceremony representing foreign inventors.

From left: Yancheng City Party Secretary Mr. Zhu Kejiang, the CAI Vice President Mr. Xing Shengcai, CAI Secretary General Mr. Lu Dahan, Deputy Secretary General Ms. Cao Xiaobin and Mr. Yu Huarong.

CAI President Ms. Zhu Lilan and Yancheng Municipal Party Secretary Mr. Zhu Kejiang held the unveiling ceremony for "the China Invention and Entrepreneurship (East China) Base" at the Opening Ceremony. After the ceremony, Ms. Zhu Lilan and representatives visited the poster exhibition at WIIF Forum. Mr. Henning Konick, from Gernamy, Mr. Lu Guoliang from World Intellectual Property Organization, Mr. Gordon McConnachie from APICC, Mr. Zhou Yuan from the 21st Century Agenda Management Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Vice Chairman of the Beijing Association of inventors Mr. Cao Fengguo and Director of Yancheng National Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone Mr. Shang Jianming made the keynote speeches.

CAI President Ms. Zhu Lilan (Second to left) and CAI Deputy Secretary General Mr. Yu Huarong (first to left) visit stands of the Swedish Association of Inventors.

The 3-day Forum with its theme “ invention and entrepreneurship for all” consisted of the Opening Ceremony and Keynote Session, Special Sessions, on-the-spot visits and investigation, technological Transfer and the Closing , Signing and Awarding Ceremony. It is designed to implement the strategies of “ Mass entrepreneurship and innovation ” and of pursuing innovation-driven development, to promote the "innovation and entrepreneurship" , to push forward the construction of "one belt , one road", and to provide a learning/exchanging platform, and a technological transfer platform for the innovation institutes, organizations, inventors enterprises from China and countries from all over the world so as to get consensus and resonance on innovation and entrepreneurship and to achieve win-win .

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