The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many influential conferences around the world, and earlier we rounded up the 8 most anticipated global tech events affected by COVID-19, including the MWC 2020 Barcelona, SXSW 2020, Google I/O, etc. Most of the events in the first half of 2020 were cancelled or held online. As the epidemic is under control in China, offline activities are able to hosted again. In September, there were several important technology conferences that took place.
Huawei Developer Conference 2020
- Date: Sept. 10 – Sept. 12
- Location: Dongguan, Guangzhou
Leading multinational technology and electronics manufacturer Huawei kicked off its annual Huawei Developer Conference 2020 (HDC.Together) on Sept. 10 in Songshan Lake, Dongguan. The HDC.Together 2020 unveiled its developer ecosystem HarmonyOS 2.0, and introduced a series of innovative technologies, tools and platforms and several new full-scene products.
- HDC.Together 2020: Huawei Releases New Developer Technologies to Enable Full-Scenario Smart Ecological Experience
Baidu World 2020
- Date: Sept. 15, 2020
- Location: Beijing (Livestream)
On Sept. 15, China’s tech giant Baidu hosted its annual flagship technology conference – Baidu World 2020. This year’s conference was held online in partnership with CCTV and livestreamed over the Baidu App to users, developers, partners, media, and investors. The “Intelligence of Everything” themed event mainly unveiled new smart products and AI upgrades, and demonstrated how Baidu’s cutting-edge AI technologies are transforming industries and improving people’s everyday lives.
Apsara Conference 2020
- Date: Sept. 17 – Sept. 18, 2020
- Location: Hangzhou (Livestream)
Alibaba’s Apsara Conference, also known as Yunqi Conference, is one of the world’s most influential technology conferences. The 2020 Apsara Conference has shifted from a focus on science and technology to a wide range of “industry, technology, and consumer electronics.” With the theme of “Leap into the Future of Digital Intelligence”, the event had more than 30 online English sessions, including keynote speeches, technology breakout sessions, industry breakout sessions and customer success stories.
2020 Zhongguancun Forum
- Date: Sept. 17 – Sept. 20
- Location: Beijing, China (Livestream)
Founded in 2007, the Zhongguancun Forum has been successfully held for 11 years. The 2020 Zhongguancun Forum took place in Beijing from Sept. 17 to Sept. 20. With the theme of “Cooperative Innovation” and “Meeting Challenges Together”, this year’s forum had more than 50 events including conferences, exhibitions, transactions and product releases, with online livestream channels available to the public.
INCLUSION · Fintech Conference
- Date: Sept. 24 – Sept. 26
- Location: Shanghai, China
The three-day INCLUSION Fintech Conference, one of the world’s top financial technology events, took place in Shanghai, China from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26, 2020. Organized by Ant Group and Alipay, the conference was a combination of online and onsite events. This fintech conference mainly focused on a global discussion among the financial and technology communities on how digital technology can help build a more inclusive, green, and sustainable world, especially as economies and businesses gradually recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.