Located at the coastal protruding Golden Triangle area in Southern Fujian, between the famous cultural and historic city Quanzhou and special economic zone Xiamen, and with its municipal area facing the sea on three sides, the city of Shishi was the only way that had to be passed to go abroad along the “Maritime Silk Road” in ancient times. Most indicators of our city - GDP per capita, financial income per capita, disposable income per capita of urban residents, pure income per capita of farmers, rate of urbanization, automobile holdings per capita, rural-urban basic living allowance standards, new rural social pension insurance standard, new rural cooperative medical standard and more - have ranked among the top list of counties and cities of the province; having been consecutively honored as China’s ten most vigorous county-level cities, the best commercial city in mainland China, China’s famous city for leisure wears, China’s famous commercial city for leisure fabrics, strong city in intellectual property, etc. and ascended to the 22nd place and national first of TOP100 counties and cities in the quality of new-type urbanization of small and medium-sized cities in China, it has become one of the destinations for investment with greatest vigor and competitive edge on the western coast of the Taiwan Straits.
The intelligence industry is intensive coalescence and integration information technology, intelligent technology and equipment manufacturing technology. Intelligent manufacturing is a main direction to overcome in order to accelerate an innovative transformation of substantial economy. Powered recently by intelligent manufacturing, Shishi City has taken full effort to push intelligent transformation of traditional manufacturing. By implementing such measures as demonstration projects on intelligent manufacturing and supporting upgrade and replacement of intelligent equipment, above 70% of traditional manufacturing enterprises in Shishi have carried out promotions in manufacturing equipment, workshops, operating systems, management systems and other intelligent applications and cultivated a batch of typical demonstration enterprises. Up to more than 30 intelligence-related enterprises have aggregated, among which Tongda, Feitong, Yonthin and Fuda are corporate champions. This aggregation has become a new economic growth point for Shishi. In 2017, the city has fulfilled a production value of 12.3 billion CNY (growth rate 33%) in the intelligence industry.
Under the latest trend of swift development in the IoT economic form and the pilot city of Quanzhou for “China manufacture 2015”, Shishi City has seized the development opportunity by founding a leading workgroup on intelligence industry development and establishing and perfecting a joint conference mechanism. It has promulgated a series of policies and measures including “Development Planning for Intelligence Industry in Shishi City (2016-2030)”, “Supporting Policies on Accelerating Development in Intelligence Industry”, “Eight Measures on Boosting Enhancement of the City through Industry”, “Ten Measures on Accelerating Development in Intelligence Industry” and “Working Program for Advancing “Numerical Control Generation” Demonstration Engineering Breeding” to construct a policy environment for the development in the intelligence industry and form a working pattern featuring resource sharing and coordinative advancement.
The “Intelligent Manufacture Pavilion Exhibition Area” on the Maritime Silk Road Conference 2018 is planned and organized by the Shishi Bureau for Science, Technology and Intellectual Property. Multiple relevant domestic institutes occupied in intelligent manufacturing, oceanic intelligent equipment companies, smart household firms and multiple intelligent manufacturing companies in the intelligence industry alliance of this city will be invited to attend the exhibition jointly in the exhibition area for the “Intelligent Manufacture Pavilion” this time. The joint exhibition will involve industrial robots, underwater robots, 3D printing, smart home products, intelligent IoT and other cutting-edge technologies and products in the intelligence industry. Also, a cooperative negotiation and connection between enterprises will be carried out. With “artificial intelligence and transformation and upgrade of products” as the theme, exchange, cooperation and importation between the local enterprises in Shishi and international top high-tech companies will be promoted by exhibiting advanced new technologies and products of both the city and China, thereby building a rising industry with intelligent technology as the core to drive promotion in industrial transformation and industrial competitiveness, transform the pattern of economic growth, climb from the low and medium end to the medium and high end of the value chain, and propel Shishi’s manufacturing industry onto a new stage of the intelligent sci-tech industry.