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Press Conference for 2017 iWorld Digital World Expo Held in Chengdu

BEIJING, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 18, the Press Conference of 2017 iWorld Expo (hereinafter referred to as "Digital Expo") was held in Chengdu. International Data Group (hereinafter referred to as IDG), as the organizer, briefed the scale and preparations of the Digital Expo. Guests from Chengdu Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology, Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Exposition, the Management Committee of Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone, among others, as well as Zhu Dongfang, Vice President of IDG China and over 100 reporters and enterprise representatives attended the press conference.

The 2016 Digital Expo focused on the innovation, definition and future of technology. Likewise, the 2017 Digital Expo will further explore the charm of technology under the promotion of policies. Zhu Dongfang, Vice President of IDG China, briefed the overall situation of the 2017 Digital Expo at the conference. As one of the world's largest exhibitions and conventions focusing on the products and applications relating to the mobile Internet ecosystem, the 2017 Digital Expo, themed on "Intelligent Technology, Innovative Future", will be composed of exhibition, summit forums, supporting activities and trade negotiations. The three-day Digital Expo, with a 22,000 sqm venue, will invite over 200 brands. 100 Chinese and foreign reporters and over 100,000 audience members will participate in the event.

On the basis of the experience of intelligent devices, creative hardware and VR last year, the 2017 Digital Expo will lead the trends of digital technology and combine internet and audio-visual media technology with musicians, allowing digital transmission to bring broader development space for the creation and communication of original music. The iWorld Digital Music Exhibition Area will combine digital music with consumption, makers' entrepreneurship, distribution, music show stages and live broadcasting rooms of digital music and make the exhibition international, comprehensive, recreational and creative. iWorld Digital Music will also spare no effort to build a music entertainment and interaction platform, stimulate the publics music interest and cultural consumption, create a favorable business environment for the development of the music industry and the cultural and creative industry, actively develop the music industry in Chengdu, guide international and domestic leading music enterprises to settle in Chengdu and vigorously promote the gathering, incubation and development of the resources in the music industry and the cultural and creative industry to Chengdu.

The exhibitions of the 2017 Digital Expo will cover nine main fields, which are Robot Theme Exhibition, Intelligent Hardware Theme Exhibition, VR/AR, Digital Music, Chengdu Software City, Makers' Works, Smart City, and Mobile Entertainment. What's worth mentioning is that in the intelligent theme venue, apart from smart home, smart cars, 3D printing and unmanned aerial vehicles, and multiple different types of robots will also be displayed. The various intelligent hardware products will start a new round of craze for intelligent hardware at the Expo. By then, the Digital Expo will display the latest technological results in an all-round way and present a feast of technology to participating companies and audiences at a close distance.

During the Digital Expo, the Digital World International Forum themed on "Intelligence Leads Technology" will be held. As an important part of the Digital Expo, the Digital World International Forum will be composed of Digital World Summit Forum and several parallel forums, which are Global VR/AR Trends Forum (Chengdu stop), AI Frontiers, Global Mobile Internet Creative Development Competition (Chengdu stop), IDC China ICT Directions (Chengdu stop), Future Internet & Sharing Economy Forum, Angel Investment and Technology Innovation Forum, Internet+Sports Forum, Smart City Creative Application Forum, among others. The forums will focus on the latest information in the mobile Internet industry and gather big shots in the industry from both home and abroad to discuss the trends of future technology.

On the basis of forums and exhibitions, the Digital Expo will also hold a series of supporting activities, including the only selection activity of mobile Internet products that once created a sensation in Asia - The Best Awards 2017. IDG will, together with authoritative institutions in the industry, evaluate the products participating in the activity and expose award-wining products via powerful communication networks. Also, iWorld Talent will be elected from product developers. The Digital Expo will join hands with strong purchasers and channel distributors such as Gome and JD to hold iMatch Cooperation Meetings between Quality Brands and Channel Distributors, as well as iWorld Salon and First Look.

In the Summit Dialog at the Press Conference, Tang Xiaochu, Editorial Board Member and Deputy General Manager of Chengdu Commercial Daily hosted the event. Chen Yunlong, General Manager of Gome Chengdu Company, Xiang Suiquan, General Manager of Kingdee Software Sichuan Company, Xu Yidan, CEO of Topplus, Liu Tiancheng, Co-CEO of Idealens Technology Co., Ltd. and CEO of Idealsee 360 Camera Technology Co., Ltd., Xie Siming, Vice President of Eptonic, and Zhang Yiyang, Co-founder of Wukong E-sports & Beijing Scene Alliance E-sports made their presence as dialog guests. The guests discussed the development trends and future prospect of the VR industry, the application of intelligent equipment in life, the digitalization trend of news and innovation of digital technology and so on centering on "intelligence, innovation and application".

The 2017 iWorld Digital World Expo will be held at Chengdu Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Center from August 10 to 12. The Expo will present more new intelligent technologies to the public.

Business Cooperation:
Ms. Shi
jane_shi@idg.com.cn 
+86-10-6526-9854

Forum Cooperation:
Ms. Wang
christina_wang@idg.com.cn
+86-10-6526-2650-229

About IDG

IDG entered the Chinese market as early as 1979 and established the first Sino-US joint venture – IDG China Investment Company in China. IDG China is mainly engaged in five business areas: media cooperation, market research, venture investment, conventions and sports. In the past 33 years, IDG China's business has grown by about 50%, topping IDG branches in other regions. IDG was the first institution to introduce venture investment in China. Currently, IDG has invested in nearly 500 companies in China and also successfully exited from over 120 investments by mergers and acquisitions or by IPOs, including internet companies like Tencent, Baidu, Ctrip, Youku Tudou and Xiaomi, cultural projects like Zhang Yimou's "Impression Series", the Imperial Palace/Bird's Nest edition of "Turandot", the films "My Old Classmate" and "Inception" and the Great Wall Forest Festival, tourism real estate projects such as Wuzhen and Beijing WTown and sports projects such as Infront, Super Sports, Kunlun Fight and 700Bike. Moreover, IDG has published over 50 media publications through joint venture and cooperation, including the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Bazaar, Men's Health, National Geographic, Cosmopolitan Bride, Robb Report, etc.

IDG World Expo has set up branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou and has nearly 100 exhibition, convention and event management talents. IDG World Expo is committed to becoming a professional exhibition service organizer. With its industry advantages and rich professional experience, IDG World Expo holds over 20 international exhibitions in China every year, centering on themes including IT, communication, entrepreneurial roadshow, mobile internet, consumer electronics, environmental protection, venture investment, culture and art. IDG World Expo also plans, designs, implements and operates a variety of theme exhibitions and provides promotion and publicity services for enterprises and international organizations in China as well as overseas publicity and promotion services for Chinese enterprises.

As a professional service provider for industry layout and market integration, IDG World Expo has been in cooperation with the Shenzhen Municipal Government in holding "China Hi-tech Fair" since 1999. The Fair has now developed into the largest technology fair in Asia and made important contributions to Shenzhen's industry upgrading and building as a Technology City. In 2008, IDG World Expo and International Olympic Committee and the Beijing Municipal Government jointly held "Olympic Expo"; in 2010, IDG World Expo designed, built and operated a number of pavilions at Shanghai World Expo and organized about 900 "parades"; in 2016, IDG World Expo, together with the Beijing Municipal Government, the Organizing Committee of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and other institutions, held "World Winter Sports (Beijing)", which was highly praised and widely received by both domestic and foreign winter sports circles.

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