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Xi'an to host first Silk Road international design week

By Shen Yi | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-09-08 17:57
Xi'an to host first Silk Road international design week

A press conference for the First Silk Road International Innovation Design Week is held in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, on Sept 7. [Photo/china.com.cn]

The First Silk Road International Innovation Design Week will be held in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, from Sept 21 to 29.

The week, which will run alongside the Euro-Asia Economic Forum expected to open in Xi'an from Sept 21 to 23, will feature a series of colorful events, including a report meeting, high-end sub-forums and professional design exhibitions and competitions, representing the fields of architecture, 3D printing, aviation, big data and intellectual property.

More than 600 big industry names from over 10 countries and regions such as academician Xu Zhilei from the China Academy of Engineering Physics, academician Lu Bingheng from the China Engineering Academy, and Thom Mayne, winner of The Pritzker Architecture Prize, are expected to attend the event.

A dozen signing ceremonies are also expected be held during the week to set up coordinated innovation platforms for Xi'an and other countries involved in the Silk Road in the areas of education, culture, services and commerce.

"Innovative design should be a priority for the Belt and Road Initiative. With rich design resources and fruitful achievements, Xi'an should actively join the initiative and cooperate more with other countries in Europe and Asia," said Lu Changde, executive vice-president of the Innovation Design Alliance of China.

It is expected that the week will be attended by nearly 3,000 forum guests, around 200 enterprises, over 50 colleges and 100,000 visitors.

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