On 25 October 2021, the iFLYTEK 1024 Global Developer Festival was launched in Hefei City, Anhui Province. It was co-hosted by Anhui Provincial Economic and Information Department and Hefei Municipal People’s Government, and was co-organised by iFLYTEK and Speech Industry Alliance of China. Mr. Wang Qingxian, Governor of Anhui Province addressed the festival and declared its opening. Mr. Yu Aihua, Member of the Standing Committee of CPC Anhui Provincial Committee and Secretary of CPC Hefei Municipal Committee, Mr. He Shushan and Mr. Zhang Hongwen, Vice Governors of Anhui Province attended the opening ceremony. Mr. Chen Dehai, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) was invited to deliver a video speech.
In his speech, Mr. Wang Qingxian mentioned that Anhui Province is on track to optimise the environment of government service and enhance the building of a multi-chain industrial ecosystem that integrates the industrial chain, supply chain, innovation chain, capital chain, talent chain and policy chain. Great measures will be taken to promote business starting in Anhui, aiming to achieve win-win prospects with more developers and entrepreneurs.
Mr. Chen Dehai pointed out that the year 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations. Both sides will foster more opportunities for cooperation in smart city, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data. He expected that iFLYTEK would expand business in ASEAN, so that the Chinese AI technologies and applications can benefit ASEAN Member States (AMS) and their people, and promote the process of regional digitalisation. ACC will continue to promote the Chinese high-tech enterprises like iFLYTEK to AMS and facilitate the in-depth development of ASEAN-China strategic partnership.
Themed “Symbiosis with AI•A New Journey”, the festival consisted of opening ceremony, key products release, industrial forums, final competition of AI developers, 1024 technology Expo and other activities. It was held both online and off-line, aiming to build Anhui Province into a highland of artificial intelligence and technological innovation.