China News Service, Hong Kong, November 17 (Reporter Wang Jiacheng) The "Hong Kong International Computer Conference 2021" organized by the Hong Kong Computer Society opened on the 17th.

With the theme of "Enhancing Technology and Innovation and Creating the Future of the Greater Bay Area" this year, the conference lasted for two days. More than a thousand IT experts, government officials and business executives from Hong Kong and around the world went online and offline to discuss emerging technologies. Development opportunities for Hong Kong's IT industry in the Greater Bay Area.

  The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam said in her speech that the total population of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is about 86 million, with a gross regional product (GDP) of nearly US$1.7 trillion and a per capita GDP of more than US$19,000. Innovation and technology will serve as a regional economy. Further development injects new impetus.

In fact, under "One Country, Two Systems", this region composed of 9 mainland cities and two special administrative regions has different legal systems and various complementary advantages. It itself is a highly innovative framework. Technology and digitalization are believed to be Play an important role in bridging differences and eliminating barriers.

  She continued that the Hong Kong SAR government has invested more than HK$130 billion in the past few years to promote the development of innovation and technology, and the results are encouraging.

The outline of the development plan of the Greater Bay Area indicates that Hong Kong will play an important role in the development of the Greater Bay Area into an international technological innovation center.

The national "14th Five-Year Plan" announced in March this year clearly supports Hong Kong's construction of an international innovation and technology center for the first time.

Seizing the opportunity is very important for Hong Kong.

  Zheng Songyan, president of the Hong Kong Computer Society, introduced that the "Hong Kong International Computer Conference" has been held for the 44th session, providing information technology professionals and enterprises with extensive exchange opportunities.

The conference has four focus topics, including "Sustainable Development and Smart Life", "Hong Kong's Role in the Greater Bay Area", "Emerging Technology: Opportunities and Challenges" and "Hong Kong as an International Center for Technological Innovation".

  He said that this conference gathered world-class information and communication technology experts, business leaders, scholars and government management personnel to exchange insights on various topics, which I believe will benefit the attendees a lot.