Agenda of the 2nd ISTIF

*The list is sorted alphabetically by the first alphabet of last name.

Tuesday, September 27

08:00 - 20:00


(1F, The Westin Pazhou)

Wednesday, September 28

08:00 - 20:00


(1F, The Westin Pazhou)

09:15 - 11:00

Session 1

Capital Boosts Scientific and Technological Innovation

(online session)

-This session will discuss how to promote the deep integration between finance and scientific and technological innovation from various perspectives, and how to make angel investment, venture capital, equity investment, technology credit, securities market and other capital forms promote high-quality technology projects.

-Enterprises are the nucleus of scientific and technological innovation. Capital empowerment is of great significance to STI enterprises.

-The values generated by capital-assisted technology will be radiated to various industries and sectors, having great values in people’’s livelihood, economy and society.

-Green technology innovation holds the key to promoting green development and achieving the carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals. Capital is indispensable for technological innovation. The cooperation potential between green technology and capital should be deeply explored to support the transition to a green, low carbon economy.


- YANG Yanqing, Head of Planning&Development Department, Shanghai AI Laboratory; Visiting Professor, Fudan University


-Shamshad AKHTAR, Member of Council of Advisors, Boao Forum for Asia; Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Economic and Social Commission of the Asia and Pacific

-CAO Guoying, Deputy Director, Resource Allocation and Management Department, Ministry of Science and Technology

-Diana CHOYLEVA, Co-founder, Chief Economist, Enodo Economics

-FANG Fenglei, Founder, Chairman, Hopu Investment

-IP Sio Kai, Member, Macao Committee for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development, Boao Forum for Asia; Deputy General Manager, Bank of China Macau Branch; Chairman, The Macau Association of Banks

-MA Xianfeng, CEO, China Chenxin Investment Group Co., Ltd; Former Vice President, China Institute of Finance and Capital Markets (CIFCM); Vice President, Beijing Green Finance Association

-ZHANG James, Managing Partner, Economy of PwC China; Founder and Managing Director, Carbon Neutral Action Alliance

-ZHANG Wei, Chairman, Great Wall Securities Co., Ltd.

09:15 - 11:00

Session 2

5G Application and 6G Prospect

(3F, Grand Ballroom A, The Westin Pazhou)

-5G breeds a subversive technological revolution, and it will deeply change the future society. What kind of changes will 5G innovative technology bring to our future life and what life application scenarios will it have?

-Seizing the opportunity of 5G and accelerating the digital transformation and upgrading of traditional industries based on 5G will open up the digital economy era. How will 5G reshape the traditional industries and what industrial application scenarios will it have?

This session also focuses on the current R&D status of key technology and future application prospect of 6G technology.


-HU Guoqing, Leader, 5G Research Group, Peking University Shenzhen Institute; President, Guangdong Frontier Science and Technology Research Institute


-CHANG Tianhai, Vice President, Chief Architect, Access Network, Huawei

-DUAN Xiangyang, Vice President, ZTE

-TAN Lili, General Manager, Product R&d Center, China Mobile Guangdong

-U Seng Pan, Member, Macao Committee for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development, Boao Forum for Asia; IEEE Fellow; Co-founder and currently Council President, Macao Institute of Industrial Technology

-XUE Quan, Dean, School of Electronics and Information, South China University of Technology

-ZHU Fusheng, Director, Guangdong New Generation Communication and Network Innovative Institute; Deputy Leader, Broadband Communication and New Network Project, National Key R&D Program of China

09:15 - 11:00

Session 3

Genetic Engineering and Biomedicine

(3F, Grand Ballroom B, The Westin Pazhou)

-At present, biomedicine has become a global emerging industry with great vitality and prospect. It is in the period of transformation from large-scale industrialization into rapid development, gradually becoming the world’’s leading economic industry.

-Genetic engineering technology has become the core content of biotechnology. Genetic engineering and its related fields will become one of the most important research directions and leading industries in the 21st century, laying a good foundation for the innovation and industrialization of biotechnology.

This session will also focus on accelerating the construction of human resource team in the field of biomedicine, boosting the biomedical STI platform guided by precision, personalization and reproducibility, comprehensively promoting STI development of people’’s life and health, and supporting the development of high-quality fields of the biomedical industry.


-LIN Xinhua, Dean, School of Life Science, Fudan University; Director, State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, Fudan University; Executive Dean, Greater Bay Area Institute of Precision Medicine


-CHAI Ngai Chiu, Chairman, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation


-Bonnie CHAN, Head of Listing, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

-Siew Chien NG, Assistant Dean (Development), Faculty of Medicine, CUHK;Director, Microbiota I-Center (MagIC), InnoHK & Scientific Co-founder of GenieBiome Ltd.

-Grace Lau, Head of Institute for Translational Research, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

-Pengtao Liu, Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong; Director, Centre for Translational Stem Cell Biology, The University of Hong Kong

-Tony MOK, Chairman of Department of Clinical Oncology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

-SUN Dong, Secretary, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Innovation, Technology and Industry Bureau

-ZUO Chijian, Co-Founder, Deputy General Manager, Suzhou CURMED Biomedical Science and Technology Co., Ltd.

09:15 - 11:00

Session 4

Artificial Intelligence and the Great Intelligence Age

(3F, Grand Ballroom C, The Westin Pazhou)

-The rapid development of artificial intelligence has profoundly changed the life of human society, created new demands for intelligence in various fields ranging from macro to micro, given rise to new products, new technologies, new industries, new business models and new modes and triggered major changes of the economic structure, thus becoming a strategic technology leading a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial change.

-While enjoying the economic dividends empowered by AI in all industries, how to manage AI industry ecosystem built based on AI becomes a key topic of the industry.

-The session tries to explore how AI can provide the basis for the full implementation of the innovation-driven development strategy, and how to link Industry-University-Research to better promote the rapid and healthy growth of the industry.

This session will also focus on the trends of the most cutting-edge AI technologies including AI and the future of science, AI and life sciences, and AI and human well-being.


-C. L. Philip CHEN, Member, the Academy of Europe; Vice President, Chinese Association of Automation


- Deng Linzhong, CTO, Guangdong Jointo Technology Inc

- Dame Wendy HALL, DBE, Fellow of the Royal Society; Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

-LU Jinghui, Chief Security Officer, vivo Mobile Communications Co.

-WANG Jianmin, Dean, School of Software, Tsinghua University

- WU Junhua, Vice President, iFLYTEK

-ZHANG Xi, Managing Director, Partner, Boston Consulting Group

-ZHAO Zhiyun, Secretary, Communist Party Committee, ISTIC; General director, ISTIC; Director, New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Research Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology

15:00 - 17:00

Opening Ceremony & Plenary

(3F, Great Hall C+D+E+F, Langham Place Guangzhou)

17:30 - 19:15

Session 5

From Molecular Design to Materials Application

(3F, Grand Ballroom A, The Westin Pazhou)

-At present, with the growing demands for intelligent materials in many fields, the global intelligent material industry is in an explosive growth period and the market scale is mounting up. In the future, the frontier application of intelligent material will continue to expand the coverage and be applied in more areas.

-Functional and intelligent materials are still under constant research and development. There are many products applied in different fields now and will continue to be applied in the future.

The development of new materials will generate many new technology and cumulative skills, and the sharing of these valuable experience will have a positive impact on the research and development of the industry.


-WANG Linge, Associate Dean, School of Molecular Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology


-Olivier GUISE, Director, SABIC Technology & Innovation Director, APAC

-Paul D. TOPHAM, Dean, School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering, Aston University

-WU Qi, Member of CAS; Distinguished professors, Shenzhen University

-ZHANG Guangzhao, Associate Dean, School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology; Winner of National Outstanding Youth

-ZHANG Wenbin, Professor, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University; Winner of the National Outstanding Youth

-ZHU Meifang, Member of CAS; Dean, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University

17:30 - 19:15

Session 6

Digital Building, Future City

(3F, Grand Ballroom C, The Westin Pazhou)

- The advent of the digital era has greatly changed every aspect of human life. The digital economy is a significant engine for the recovery of the post-pandemic economy, bringing opportunities to digital transformation in various industries, thus giving rise to the digital building.

- Open source has become the general trend of global digital sci-tech innovation. Seizing the new opportunity of open-source development, focusing on the new situation and building an independent and perfect open-source ecology are the security guarantee for the solid development of digital building in the future.

Developing Chinese style IFC open standards and building a BIM platform with Chinese characteristics will help to solve the waste caused by data integrity and data exchange, so as to drive digital buildings and smart cities.


-Eddie HE, Technical Director, Parsons


-Matteo COMINETTI, Co-founder, CEO, Speckle

-DENG Yichuan, Managing Director, Guangzhou Smart Building Technology Co., Ltd.

-HE Guanpei, BIM expert and CEO, Guangzhou U-BIM Construction Consulting Co., Ltd.

-HU Nan, Professor, School of Civil Engineering and Transportation, South China University of Technology

-Nelson KONGNGAI, Managing Director, Crosstech Innovation Group Co., Ltd.

-Dion MOULT, Emerging Digital Engineering Manager, Lendlease

-David PHILP, Director of Digital Consulting, Strategy & Innovation Europe, AECOM Europe

-SU Cheng, Assistant to the President, South China University of Technology; Deputy Director, the State Key Laboratory of Subtropical Building Science

-Kam Weng TAM, Ken, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau; International Promoting Ambassador, IEEE

-YANG Jian, Chairman, Dean, Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign-Funded Construction Design Institute

Thursday, September 29

08:00 - 13:00


(1F, The Westin Pazhou)

10:00 - 11:45

Session 7

Science, Technology and Innovation Propels Global Public Health Security

(3F, Grand Ballroom A, The Westin Pazhou)

-Since the beginning of 2020, the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world and taken away millions of lives worldwide, posing a serious threat to people’s health and wreaking havoc on the global economy and normal life.

-China’s achievements in preventing and controlling the COVID-19 are highly regarded, and scientific and technological innovation has played an important role. Digital medical system, biomedicine, big data, AI, wearable devices, Internet of things (IoT) and other technologies are applied in pandemic prevention and control.

-Humans are facing great changes unseen in a century, while the global pandemic situation is complex and fast-changing. In response to the normalization of pandemic prevention control, and in light of public health and security problems that may arise in the future, how can we act efficiently and swiftly to fight the virus by using scientific and technological tools?

The session will also discuss the current situation of pandemic prevention in Asia and other regions of the world, and the results of vaccine research in various countries. Strengthen international cooperation to jointly serve global public health and build a community with a shared future for mankind.


-ZHONG Weide, National Talent, Hundred Thousand Ten Thousand Talents Project; Vice-chairman, Youth Committee of the Urology branch of the Chinese Medical Association


-Tom FRIEDEN, President, CEO, Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies; Former Director, the US Centers for Disease Control


-Luca FALQUI, Head of Health Program, Regional Delegation for East Asia, International Committee of the Red Cross

-HUANG Qingshan, Chairman, Southwest Securities Capital Investment Co., Ltd.

-Joy SINGHAL, Regional Head, Health, Disaster, Climate and Crisis for Asia Pacific Region, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

-SHAO Yiming, Chief Expert, Chinese Center for Disease Control;Director, Virology and Immunology Division of National AIDS/STD Center

-WANG Xiaopin, Secretary, the Party Committee of Guang’anmen Hospital of Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

-WAN Yiting, Chief Development Officer, Shukun Technology

-Celine YANG, Vice President-Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca China

YANG Zifeng, Researcher, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory

10:00 - 11:45

Session 8

Scientific and technological progress and application of microecology and probiotics

Scientific and technological progress and application of microecology and probiotics

-Microecology is the cornerstone of life and health. With the intersectional development of omics, synthetic biology, genetic engineering and other life sciences, technologies and clinical research in medicine related to microecology and probiotics, therapeuticfood and drug application have become global popular topics.

-The booming development of microecology and probiotics is injecting strong impetus into the rapid growth of the sunrise industries such as medicine, biological products and nutrition & health care.

The technological progress and application of microecology and probiotics will have great roles in disease prevention and control, and will make significant contributions in medicine and human health.


-Andrew CUI, Scientific Consultant, Chief technology officer & Executive vice president of Probious(Beijing) Biotechnology Co., Ltd.


-Maria Magdalena COMAN, Senior Researcher, School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy ,head of research laboratories and production sector at Synbiotec Srl

-Anders HENRICSON, Senior Scientist, Health Sector of IFF, America

-LI Fengqin, Director, the Microbiology Laboratory of China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment

-LI Lanjuan, Academician, China Academy of Engineering; Professor and Doctoral Supervisor, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University; Director, the State Key Laboratory of Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases

-YUAN Jieli, Professor, School of Microecology Department in Dalian Medical University; Standing deputy editor and Chief of Editorial Department of Chinese Journal of Microecology

ZHANG Fengmin, Vice President, Heilongjiang Academy of Medical Sciences; Dean, Wu Lien-Teh Academy of Harbin Medical University

10:00 - 11:45

Session 9

Industrialization Exploration and Strategic Upgrading under Industry 4.0

(3F, Grand Ballroom C, The Westin Pazhou)

-What is the significance behind the rapid development of global information technology in promoting industrial transformation and upgrading? Which industries have been affected? What new industries have emerged?

-This session further explores the re-industrialization of traditional industries through big data, internet, cloud computing, internet of things, artificial intelligence to realize the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries.

Countries around the world are now actively promoting new manufacturing development plans to turn manufacturing into their future strategic focus. This session focuses on the global industry 4.0 strategic plan and provides new solutions for the steady growth and vitality of the global economy.


-YU Guangping, Dean, Guangzhou Institute of Industrial Intelligence


-LI Baodong, Secretary General, Boao Forum for Asia


-DU Ruxu, Academician, Canadian Academy of Engineering

-FU Xu, Dean, Institute of Intellectual Manufacturing, Midea Group

-LIN Luzhou, Vice President, QuanTuTongWeiZhi Network Co., Ltd.; Deputy Chairman, GNSS&LBS Association of China

-LIU Dali, Member, Deputy Director of Management Committee, Zibo National High-tech Zone; Director, Zibo Comprehensive Protection Zone Service Center

-MA Renhong, President, Guangdong Logistics Profession Association

-Alessandro Golombiewski TEIXEIRA, Former Special Economic Advisor of the President of Brazil; Deputy Minister, Development, Industry and Foreign Trade; Professor, School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University

-Ermanno Vitali, CEO, FAAM China

-WANG Chaozhi, First President, United Nations World Economic Observer

-WANG Xujin, President, Institute of Microelectronic, Shenzhen University; Director, Institute of Semiconductor Manufacturing, Sehnzhen University

-Xia Xianqing, Vice President, Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd.

-WEI Yujiao, Secretary of Working Committee, Director of Management Committee, Zibo National High-tech Zone

-Xia Xianqing, Vice President, Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd.

-ZHOU Guoxu, Dean, School of automation, Guangdong University of Technology


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