Talents from all over the world gather in Guangzhou OCS 2021 Sets Sail

December 28 19:51 2021

The 2021 Convention on Exchange of Overseas Talents and the 23rd Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as “OCS 2021” ) were opened online on December 17. With the theme of “Talents from all over the world gather in Guangzhou”, the OCS 2021 establishes a “OCS that never ends” through online and offline events with domestic and overseas linkage, achieves the siphon effect for talents as “China’s No. 1 brand for exchanges of overseas talents”, and contributes to Guangzhou’s strength in building a high ground for high-level talents in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

In view of the complex and volatile COVID-19 pandemic as well as the complicated international landscape, a novel approach was adopted to organize the OCS 2021, and the opening event was held online for the first time. The launching ceremony of the OCS 2021 was webcast on the website of the OCS at 9:30 am on December 17 (Friday). Relevant guests attended and gave speeches.

For 23 years, the OCS has attracted over 50,000 high-level scholars from over 140 countries and regions, and acted as a matchmaker for over 50,000 projects all over the country. The OCS has evolved into one of the most influential exchange platforms for talents and technology in China.

As a city for hosting the OCS, Guangzhou has unveiled a slew of talent services and technology innovation policies represented by the “Talent Recruitment Program” and Guangzhou Regulations on Science and Technology Innovation. Eligible overseas talents receive support in terms of settlement and travel convenience. Financial funding, rent subsidies and other entrepreneurial incentives are provided for outstanding startup projects. It strives to build a high ground for high-level talents in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.q

The theme of this year’s OCS main forum is “fostering open cooperation and promoting high-level self-reliance in science and technology”. Top domestic and foreign experts and scholars were invited to share their insights in areas such as talent cultivation, industrial development, technological cooperation, and government policy guidance. The participants brainstormed and offered suggestions for building a high ground for high-level talents in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

In addition to the launching ceremony and the main forum on the day of the event, the OCS 2021 also livestreamed five branch sessions on the online platform of the OCS (ocs-gz.org.cn): Building Dream in the Bay Area- Bay Area Science Culture Forum, OCS 2021 International Forum on Pazhou Lab’s New-Generation Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy, 2021 Press Conference for Overseas Students’ Startup Enterprises with the Best Growth Potential, “Science and Technology Innovation · Women Power” Forum, and Guangzhou Life and Health Innovative Talent Summit. These aim to guide the efficient gathering and circulation of overseas high-end scholars, projects, capital and other elements in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The online platform will also display information on the innovation environment, favorable policies, talent policies, and demand for entrepreneurship and innovation in 42 cities across the country.

The OCS leverages its official website to establish a platform for information matchmaking and exchange without the restrictions of time or location. Online events such as talent recruitment, project matchmaking, 3D exhibitions, and instant meetings were held for the first time. After the end of the OCS 2021, the platform continues to gather resources from all parties and match talents with the project needs to facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship.

“Talents from all over the world gather in Guangzhou”. Overseas scholars and returned students are invited to follow the OCS’s official website (ocs-gz.org.cn) and its WeChat official account “OCS” and meet at the OCS that never ends!

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