The Fourth China-CEEC (17+1) Conference on Innovation Cooperation, hosted by the Republic of Serbia, will be held on October 8-9, 2019, in Hall 4 of the Belgrade Fair.

 The Conference will be opened by the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Mrs. Ana Brnabic, the Minister of Science and Technology of the PR of China, Mr. Wang Zhigang, and the Minister in charge for Innovation and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Nenad Popovic.



 9:30– Grand Opening

Welcoming speeches of the officials of the PR of China and the Republic of Serbia

(open for media)

10:10– Visiting the exhibitors stands by the official delegations

(open for media)

 10:45– China – CEEC ministerial meeting

(reporters are allowed to be present at the beginning of the meeting)

12:15– Signing bilateral agreements and the press conference of Ministers Wang Zhigang and Nenad Popovic.

15:00– Bilateral meetings


Alongside the Ministerial Conference, the Innovation talk business forum will take place, with the following agenda:



 10:25Dance of the robots (Central Hall)

 10:30– Keynote speakers (Central Hall)

 (Kathik Krishnan –  Britannica, Liu Dejian –  NetDragon, Jia Jingdun –  TORCH, Chen Jin – Tsinghua, Huang Ronghuai –  BNU, Edwin Diender –  Huawei)

 12:00– Panel: Industrial parks (Central Hall)

14:00– Digital magicians (Central Hall)

14:15 – Presentation: Industrial park (Central Hall)

14:30– Panel: Smart cities (Central Hall)

15:00– Incubators meeting (Conference hall on the 1st floor)

 16:00– Round tables (Central Hall)



9:00– Keynote of the Vice President of „Iflytek CO. LTD“ Mr. Li Shipeng (Central Hall)

9:30–  Panel: Financing innovation and venture capital (Central Hall)

10:45– Presentation of the Chinese regions (Central Hall)

11:45– Presentation of the Public Innovation Platform (Central Hall)

12:00– Presentation of the China-CEEC Blockchain Centre of Excellence (Central Hall)

 13:45– Keynote of Ms. Regina De Dominicis, UNICEF Representative in Serbia – Innovation for children in the world of technological changes (Central Hall)

14:15– Panel: AI and big data (Central Hall)

15:15–Conclusions (Central Hall)




October 7, 2019





Dear colleagues,

The Fourth China-CEEC (17+1) Conference on Innovation Cooperation, hosted by the Republic of Serbia, will be held on October 8-9, 2019, in Hall 4 of the Belgrade Fair.

The conference will be officially opened on Tuesday, October 8 at 9.30 AM with the participation of senior state officials of the Republic of Serbia and the People’s Republic of China.



Acreditation forms, agenda and additional information on the Conference are available at

Please note that it is necessary for media outlets to be accredited by Friday, October 4, 2019 at the latest. After that, the accreditation platform will be closed.

Editors interested in live broadcasts from the Hall 4 of the Belgrade Fair need to submit a request to the Press Services of the Government of Serbia. Data on the OB van to be sent to the e-mail address

Press Services of the Government of Serbia contact: 3617-730, 3617-709 и 3617-706.

You will be notified in due time of your accreditation.



The two-day Ministerial Conference on Innovation will bring together the most relevant representatives of innovation ecosystems from the PRC and 17 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and will be attended, for the first time in this format, by the Minister of Science and Technology of PRC, Mr. Wang Zhigang, alongside with participation of a large number of ministers and government officials from Central and Eastern Europe.

The Belgrade Declaration will be adopted at the Conference, setting a common vision for developing countries based on innovation through the China-CEEC 17 + 1 Mechanism.

At the same time, an economic Conference will be held, with participation of more than 200 companies, universities, institutions and investment funds from the PR China and CEEC countries which will present the latest developments in the fields of innovation, digitization, artificial intelligence, robotics, mobility, smart cities, agriculture, finance and other areas.

The participants of the conference will be able to see, for the first time in Serbia, the capacities of application of 5G technologies through its activation in the space of Hall 4 of the Belgrade Fair, as well as to test the simulator of high-speed train movement in different weather conditions.



September 30, 2019