On July 30, 2019, the 2019 New Generation of Information Technology Industry Standardization Forum was successfully held in Suzhou. It was led by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and sponsored by China Electronics Standardization Institute, Suzhou Market Supervision Administration, and China Electronics Standardization Association. Bernhard Thies, President of CENELEC, delivered the keynote speech entitled “The Digital Transformation of European Standardization” during the forum.
Under the theme of “Digital Empowerment, Led by Standardization”, the forum mainly focused on issues like the development trend of the new generation of information technology industry, the demands for standardization, and key standardization work in related industries. YANG Xueshan from MIIT delivered a keynote speech on the development trend and standardization of the information technology industry. MO Wei, the vice president of the Science and Technology Department of MIIT, and vice mayor of Suzhou LU Chunyun attended the forum. Leaders from the Science and Technology Division, Electronics Division, Information and Software Service Division of MIIT, Standard Technology Management Division of SAMR and Suzhou Industry and Information Technology Bureau attended and addressed the forum. Other participants included leaders from other related divisions of MIIT, Jiangsu Industry and Information Technology Office and Suzhou Market Supervision Administration.