The Dominating Platform for Central Energy Enterprises’ Exchanges in Science and Technology

On November 15, the 25th China International High-Tech Fair—Global Clean Energy Innovation Expo (referred to as “Energy Expo”)—had its grand opening in Shenzhen. Touted as one of the largest annual fairs in the energy sector, it saw the participation of tens of thousands of industry representatives and over 500 leaders and experts from both domestic and international arenas. It was hosted by the State Grid Corporation of China and the Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission and co-hosted by a consortium of giants including China National Nuclear Corporation, PetroChina, Sinopec, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, China Southern Power Grid, China Huaneng Group, China Datang Corporation, China Huadian Corporation, State Power Investment Corporation Limited, CHN Energy, China National Coal Group Corporation, Huawei Digital Power Technology Co., Ltd., and LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd., all converging on the theme of global energy sustainable development.

The Energy Expo, as a core component of the High-Tech Fair, was propelled by the concept of “Chinese Energy, Global Engine” and driven by the mission of serving the construction of an energy superpower and Belt and Road cooperation in energy. It intensively showcased new products, new technologies, and new applications in the clean energy field. The Expo also built a platform for communication among governments, enterprises, and industries to exchange information, deepen cooperation, and share opportunities for development, thereby promoting the innovative development of energy science and technology. This initiative facilitated the achievement of China’s “30·60” dual-carbon target and the aim of making sustainable energy accessible to all.

The Circle of Large Corporations in the Energy Industry

Marking the first comprehensive energy technology innovation summit after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Energy Expo showcased its impressive growth by doubling its exhibition area to 120,000 square meters. It featured sectors dedicated to clean energy and nuclear energy, with over 1,000 exhibiting companies, including the likes of State Grid Corporation of China, China National Nuclear Corporation, China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation, China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Aero Engine Corporation of China, PetroChina, Sinopec, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, PipeChina, China Southern Power Grid, China Huaneng Group, China Datang Corporation, China Huadian Corporation, State Power Investment Corporation Limited, CHN Energy, China Unicom, CFHI, Sinomach, Harbin Electric, Dongfang Electric Corporation, Ansteel Group, China Baowu Steel Group, China State Construction Engineering, National Coal Group Corporation, China Coal Technology & Engineering Group, China National Salt Industry Corporation, Power Construction Corporation of China, CEEC and CGNPC. These enterprises fully displayed the nation’s strategic scientific and technological strength and highlighted the central enterprises’ mission and responsibilities. Furthermore, numerous leading energy enterprises, such as Triumph Group, China Construction Second Engineering Bureau LTD, Hualong Nuclear Power Technology Co., Ltd., National Nuclear Fusion Center, AECC Gas Turbine Co., Ltd., Shanghai Electric Group, Anhui Province Energy Group, Shengu Group, Huawei, Gree, LONGi Green Energy, Tongwei Co., Ltd., Trina Solar, Jolywood, Skyworth Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd., Sunwoda Electronic Co., Ltd., Dalian Rongkev Power, Baofeng Group, ENN Group, Sany Group, Lanzhou LS Heavy Equipment, Hollysys, Qinghai Kangtai Cast Foring & Machinery Co., Ltd. And Cockerill made their appearances, displaying a plethora of scientific research products and the latest technology, thereby creating a world-class comprehensive energy exhibition.

The event spanned four days and included an opening ceremony, a main conference, new product launches, and over 30 forums. Notable speakers at the opening included former Deputy Director of the National Energy Administration Zhang Yuqing, Deputy Mayor of Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government Chen Qing, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of China Energy Research Society Sun Zhengyun, Vice-General Manager of State Grid Corporation of China Chen Guoping, Vice-General Manager of China National Petroleum Corporation Zhang Daowei, Vice-General Manager of China Huaneng Group Fan Qixiang,Vice-General Manager of CHN Energy Fu Zhenbang, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chinaman of China National Salt Industry Corporation Li Yaoqiang, Vice President of Huawei Digital Power Technologies Co., Ltd. in China Xing Qing, and the President of LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd. in China Liu Yuxi. Vice-General Manager of Sinopec Yu Baocai, Vice-General Manager of China National Offshore Oil Corporation Zhou Xinhuai, Vice-Chief Engineer of China Huadian Corporation Wang Fengjiao, Party member and Secondary Counsel of Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission Qin Shijie also attended the opening ceremony. Over 20 energy enterprises signed and released an initiative of “Promoting Global Sustainable Development through Energy Innovation,” committing to the exploration of green and low-carbon development paths.

Chinese Energy·Global Engine

The world’s energy transformation is supported by China’s strength, and the Energy Expo facilitated this with several parallel events, including High-Quality Co-Construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Hydrogen Energy Industry Chain Forum, Natural Gas Industrial Leaders Summit Forum, China Photovoltaic Leaders Forum, China Wind-Power Leaders Forum, China Energy Storage and New Energy Integrated Development Forum, Energy Digitization Industry Development Forum. These events enabled active dialogue and sharing of innovation achievements internationally. From policy to market trends, technology, and supply-demand matchmaking, a number of industry leaders including Deputy Secretary General of Shenzhen Municipal Government Zhang Jinzhou, Deputy Director General of Environment and Ecology Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Huang Shuxian, Dean of China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute Li Sheng, formor Director of National Development and Reform Commission Energy Research Institute Han Wenke, the Vice President of LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd. In China Ni Tao, provided deep dives into market segmentation, adding to the collective wisdom and contributing to China’s role as a powerful country in energy, science, and technology.

Leaders and academicians from participating central enterprises visited displays of high-end equipment and cutting-edge technology, lauding the innovations in green and low-carbon development in China and affirming the Energy Expo’s contributions to creating a platform for industry exchange and leading industry changes.

Guided by the new energy security strategy known as “Four Reforms and One Cooperation,” the green energy revolution is moving forward with great momentum, and clean energy is entering a new stage of large-scale, high-quality, and rapid development. The Energy Expo has established itself as a symbiotic entity with the industry and as an empowerment cluster for world-class energy exhibitions, setting up a platform for showcasing achievements, exchanging information, and conducting trading activities in the energy field, showing powerful brand influence and industrial driving force.

The past has been magnificent, and the future is even more promising. With new era and new journey perspectives, the Energy Expo will adhere to national energy strategic thinking and policies, aiming to build a demonstration platform that integrates all aspects of innovation—talent, technology, capital, and industry cooperation—in the energy field. It will continuously promote in-depth discussions and pragmatic cooperation on industry innovation, technical challenges, and industrial development. The Expo is set to accelerate the efficient transformation of technological innovation, empower the energy industry’s upgrading, and contribute to building a powerful country in energy, thereby injecting stronger momentum into achieving energy self-reliance and the “dual carbon” targets, and contributing to the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind.