Vanlead Group once again helped the successful organization of Lingnan Forum
On March 24th, the 7th Lingnan Forum was successfully held at Leung Kau Kui Building of Sun Yat-sen University, and Vanlead Group once again became the chief brand partner of the forum. Jointly sponsored by Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yat-sen University and Caixin Media, the forum gathered elites of the political, business, and academic circles to conduct in-depth discussions with the theme of “fully enter a new era – promote a new pattern of comprehensive reform and opening up”, shar innovative models, explore policy guidance and market environment that stimulate innovation, and focus on measures that deepens reforms and execution. Huang Yong, General Manager of Vanlead Group, attended the forum and delivered a keynote speech titled "Create New Advantages, Embrace new Successes".
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In his speech, General Manager Huang said that as the party’s report on the Nineteenth Congress pointed out, “innovation is the primary driving force for development and strategic support for the construction of a modern economic system”. The innovation-driven development strategy is one of the country’s seven major development strategies as well as a national policy of China. Huang shared his understanding and practice of innovation in five areas: innovation in institutional mechanisms, innovation in industrial layout, innovation in technological research and development, innovation in collaborative platforms, and innovation in cultural environment. Institutional and systematic innovation is the foundation of economic and social development. The innovation in industrial layout determines the future development potential, thus it is necessary to vigorously promote the concentration of resources towards advantageous industries and advantageous enterprises, so as to make room for the development of emerging industries. At the same time, technological innovation should be strengthened to give full play to the guiding role of the government and the power of universities, research institutes, and the entire society, so that a collaborative platform for the deep integration of production, education, and research can be created to accelerate the transformation of research and development achievements. In addition, talent is the foundation of innovation. It is necessary to cultivate, introduce, develop, and use a large number of strategic science and technology talents, leading talents, and high-level innovation teams with international standards.
Huang Yong, General Manager of Vanlead Group delivered a speech
Huang said that in the past five years, Guangzhou Vanlead Group has shut down more than 10 chemical companies with excess production capacity or low production efficiency. Using the old factory buildings, the Group has constructed the Vanlead Innovation Park to increase the innovation efforts in the research and development of rubber tires and chemical industries, introduce international advanced technologies, promote the transformation of scientific and technological achievements, and achieve transformation and upgrading. In particular, Wanli Tire Hefei Plant stands in the high-end perspective of advanced industries during the construction of the project, as it actively targets China Manufacturing 2025 and international advanced manufacturing industry and actively explores the path of transformation and upgrading of traditional manufacturing. The plant is the top 1 domestic plant and international leading tire plant with full-area intelligence, full-process automation, and all-round greenization, thus it has set a new benchmark for green smart manufacturing.
Regarding the reform of the supply side of the tire industry, Huang pointed out that the Chinese tire industry needs to improve the efficiency of resource allocation and promote the concentration of resources to dominant enterprises. Enterprises should actively go out along the “Belt and Road”, introduce technologies, output production capacity, establish a new pattern of opening up, build a platform for government-industry research, attract talents, and achieve sustainable development.
The year 2018 marks the beginning of the full implementation of the spirit of the 19th National Congress, and it is also the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up. The report of the Nineteenth Congress put forward new decisions, new reforms, and new deployments to "promote the formation of a new pattern of overall openness" and "develop a higher level of open economy", and attracted much attention both at home and abroad. On the other hand, in the government report of the "two sessions" this year, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Great Bay Area was mentioned once again, saying that the government will create a new growth pole and build a world-class large bay area.
In this context, this year, Lingnan Forum invited a number of representatives from Hong Kong to give keynote speeches that review and share the history of China's reform and opening up, and look forward to a new era of reform. In addition, several representatives of smart equipment, financial innovation, and advanced manufacturing industries also talked about the frontiers and development trends of their industries.
Li Dazhuang, Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Chairman of the China Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and Executive Chairman of Hong Kong New Power Group delivered a speech.
Li Wenbin, Secretary of the Guangdong Provincial Institute of Industrial Development delivered a speech.
The Lingnan Forum is the largest and highest-level macroeconomic and financial forum in South China after the annual “two sessions”. Since its inception in 2012, the Lingnan Forum has focused on innovation, reform, and opening up, and has conducted in-depth analysis on economic transformation, industrial upgrading, financial reforms, investment opportunities, and other economic hot spots at home and abroad. The forum has an industrial influence in South China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and even the whole country.