On June 8, 2017, Nanjing Strategic Emerging Industry (SEI) Promotion Seminar was held in Shenzhen. The seminar was hosted by Nanjing Municipal People's Government, undertaken by Nanjing Municipal Commerce and Trade Bureau, and supported by Shenzhen Industry-University-Research Institute Collaboration Association (SZIUR). About 500 institutions and enterprises attended the seminar, including excellent innovative and entrepreneurial talent and the top management of renowned multinational companies, foreign-invested enterprises that are technological and industrial leaders, central enterprises, well-known state-owned enterprises, outstanding private enterprises, and various financial institutions such as banks, venture capital firms, and industrial investment institutions. The seminar introduced Nanjing's advantages to participating enterprises, such as resource endowment, urban functions, location and transportation, scientific and educational talent resources, urban environment, and industrial policies. The seminar focused on promoting Jiangbei New Area, launched a number of key project proposals for investment, and completed signing of 33 projects with the total investment of over RMB 150 billion.
At the seminar, Nanjing Municipal People's Government and SZIUR signed a strategic cooperation agreement and established a permanent cooperation and liaison mechanism. Nanjing Municipal People's Government's Economic Cooperation Office in Shenzhen is its standing body and will periodically conduct liaisoning and promote cooperation together with the secretariat of SZIUR. Nanjing Municipal People's Government signed a memorandum of strategic cooperation with the Skyworth Group Consortium. The Skyworth Group Consortium will invest RMB 20 billion in Nanjing in three phases within five years to build a 100-billion-level high-end industrial base.